Some students do not come to secondary school with the numeracy they require to progress to the Key Stage 3 curriculum. These KS3 materials are designed to help secondary teachers teach those primary numeracy skills with the aim of enabling those students to be able to access the secondary curriculum.
These materials will be uploaded throughout the Autumn Term. If you are ready to get started now, you can use the Year 7 materials with Year 8 students, as they will not have been through those before.
Each Building Numeracy unit contains a week’s worth of teaching for students who need to build their understanding of numeracy. Every aspect of numeracy is explicitly explained, so they can be taught by a teacher or a TA. It will take 2 terms to get through all the material, or select the units relevant to your students.
Numeracy Through Problem Solving
All students, perhaps these more than any others, need to play with numbers and these KS3 problem-solving numeracy investigations will help them develop confidence and meta skills.