General Good Numeracy Practice

Speak Properly

  • Use proper Mathematical language
  • When referring to decimals say “three point one four” rather than “three point fourteen“
  • Read numbers out in full, so say three thousand four hundred rather than three, four, zero, zero.

Mickey Mouse Calculators

  • Encourage the use of scientific calculators eg CASIO rather than basic calculators
  • Use of BIDMAS in calculations

Not Just the Answer Please!

  • Pupils should show their working out in the main body of their work and identify answer clearly.
  • Pupils as far as possible should complete calculations without the use of a calculator.
  • If a calculator is used – the calculation should also be written down.

Teach Someone Else

  • If pupils can explain their calculations to their parents or their friends this helps understanding

Numeracy Tips

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