Year 7 Numeracy Around ARE

Overwhelming evidence indicates that numerical fluency declines sharply from Y7 to Y11. Although many students enter secondary school at or nearly at age-related expectations, there is little ongoing opportunity for them to revise or even use their numerical skills in Key Stage 3. Calculators are the norm, even in KS3 maths lessons. This demise of numerical fluency inevitably affects students' life skills and test results, before and at GCSE.

It does not have to be this way!