From their earliest days at Sacred Heart, children will acquire mathematical concepts that are based in real life situations through sorting, matching, making patterns and problem-solving. Many of these will involve children playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening, and asking and answering questions. In doing this, they will be investigating size, weight, capacity, length, number, shape, pattern and order.
The importance of language is central to our numeracy teaching at all levels and children are encouraged to talk about their work and their findings. They are introduced to mental maths activities from Year 1 onwards and these form part of each and every maths lesson within the school. As the children progress throught the school, they become more and more aware of how mathematics can be used right across the curriculum, for example, recording outcomes in science or accurate measuring in technology.