A typical day in a Killara classroom incorporates a Numeracy “block”. At Killara Primary School, our daily one hour numeracy block is divided into 3 parts.
Each lesson begins with a whole class focus involving number fluency practise and explicit teaching and modelling of the skills to be developed.
Students then move into small groups where they participate in guided practise with the teacher or independent practice of the skill taught at the beginning of the session. During this time students use concrete materials to explore mathematical concepts through reasoning, understanding and problem solving strategies.
The lesson concludes with a whole class reflection, reinforcing the learning intention through reviewing and clarifying key ideas.
If you would like further information regarding the National Prep – 6 Mathematics Curriculum, click here.
Helping at Home with Numeracy
Children need lots of experiences in making, counting, drawing and talking about numbers. Make connections for your child by explaining how numbers and counting are a part of everyday life. The activities below are examples of ways you can help your child develop these skills. You may feel that the maths your child is doing at school is different from how you were taught, but you will still be able to support your child in many ways.
As an extra way to keep in touch with your child’s learning, remember to check your child’s class blog regularly. Follow this link for some more ideas on how you can help your child at home in both Numeracy and Literacy.