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Numeracy is a skill for life, learning and work. Having well-developed numeracy skills allows young people to be more confident in social settings and enhances enjoyment in a large number of leisure activities. For these and many other reasons, all schools have important parts to play in enhancing the numeracy skills of all children and young people.
Numeracy is important in everyday life. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.
These skills are relevant to all areas of learning and teaching. Numeracy is visible in many Curricular Areas. Measuring, calculating and weighing feature inactivities and subjects as diverse as cooking, craft and design, physics, physical education, chemistry, personal finance and accounting as well as in mathematics.
Working with their partners, schools provide strategies to ensure that all children and young people develop high levels of numeracy skills through their learning across the curriculum. These strategies are built upon a shared understanding amongst staff of how children and young people progress in numeracy and of good learning and teaching in numeracy.
Collaborative working with colleagues within their own early years setting, school, youth work setting or college and across sectors support staff in identifying opportunities to develop and reinforce numeracy skills within their own teaching activities.
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