Welcome to our Numeracy homepage!

Numeracy is a life skill. Being numerate goes beyond simply ‘doing sums’, it means having the confidence and competence to use numbers and think numerically in everyday life. At Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College, we consider numeracy to be a key skill which is necessary to help achieve success in further education, employment and adult life. All of our teachers are expected to give students the opportunity to exercise their numeracy ability in their lessons.

This web page will keep parents and carers up to date with the various numeracy activities being promoted throughout the school while providing them with online resources to help students with numeracy at home.

Weekly Numeracy Activity

Our numeracy activities are issued weekly and are used during form time and lessons to challenge the students and exercise their creative and problem solving skills within a variety of contexts. Every week there is a variety of engaging numerical puzzles for Key Stages 3 and 4. For our most able students, there are questions taken from UKMT

Exercising and developing strong numeric skills will enable our students to participate fully in society; to understand that successful independent living requires financial awareness, effective money management, using schedules and other related skills in everyday life.

The Numeracy Booklet and Mathematical Dictionary were produced to give guidance to both pupils and parents/carers on how common Numeracy topics are thought throughout the school. Both students and parents/carers can refer to these documents when doing revision and homework.

Helpful links

If you have any queries or would like to know more then please do not hesitate to contact Miss M Brien, Numeracy Coordinator, by emailing


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