“Numeracy is confidence and competence with numbers and measures.”
National Numeracy Strategy
Numeracy is a life skill. At Ormiston Horizon Academy we believe that numeracy is crucial to student’s development and allows them to prepare themselves fully as future adults.
Research has shown that some 22% of 16- to 19-year-olds in England are functionally innumerate – meaning their maths skills are limited to little more than basic arithmetic, researchers from Sheffield University discovered. This means their numeracy levels are at or below an 11-year-old’s.
Here are some examples of how you can include mathematics at home:
Use a calculator to find the cost of one sweet:
Now use your calculator to find the cost of: