Numeracy is the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that students need in order to use mathematics in a wide range of situations.
Number, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability are core aspects of mathematical experiences in everyday personal, study and work situations. Equally important are the essential roles that algebra, functions and relations, logic, mathematical structure and working mathematically play in students’ understanding of their natural and human worlds, and their interaction between them. At Fitzroy Primary School, our Numeracy program equips students for their future and supports them to reach their potential.
Our students are exposed to increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understandings, fluency, reasoning, modelling and problem solving. These capabilities enable our students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematics to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.
At Fitzroy Primary School our instructional model is consistently implemented across all F-6 classrooms. In Numeracy, daily lessons develop student outcomes through learning intentions and success criteria, explicit teaching, regular conferencing with the teacher and personalised learning goals. Each classroom is equipped with specific Numeracy materials that students routinely access to support their learning.
Our French bilingual program delivers all areas of the Victorian Mathematics Curriculum in French. Students are exposed to mathematical language in French and English which develops their vocabulary and conceptual understandings within the context of a French bilingual classroom setting.