Numeracy encompasses the knowledge, skills and confidence required to use mathematics in a wide range of situations both at school and going forward.
In order to develop numeracy, several strategies have been put into place.
All students will experience a common curriculum, course outlines and resources developed according to the Victorian Curriculum 2017.
All students will also experience common graded assessment tasks that will allow diagnostic evaluation of current ability and progress.
There are guaranteed lessons in each topic that will extend throughout years 7 – 10 by 2020.
These lessons are designed to ensure that all essential concepts and skills are delivered in a common manner with lessons designed to have multiply entry points to ensure engagement by students of all abilities
Data collection and management is being refined to allow seamless access by teachers in order to deliver level appropriate learning. This will be delivered from year 7 – 10 by 2020.
All students in mathematics are explicitly taught how to complete a summary journal of their learning which allows them to revise their major concepts, highlight difficulties and show examples. This is also where they store their academic vocabulary glossary.
Teachers in other faculties are supported to identify aspects of numeracy within their lessons and to teach them explicitly according to the agreed methodology so that learning is consistent and reinforced.
VCE students also keep a bound reference which expands upon the summary journal and they can draw on and refine the skills developed in previous years.