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 to think numerically in everyday life. At Archbishop Beck Catholic College, we are committed to raising the standards of numeracy for all of our students. We know that numeracy is a key skill necessary to success in further education, employment and adult life. Numeracy is of course a central aspect to all mathematics lessons. Fluency skills taught in maths allow students to use their knowledge of number, ratio and proportion in a variety of unfamiliar contexts that enable them to use these skills in different walks of life. As such, it isn’t only maths lessons that students are required to be numerate, all of our teachers in all subjects give students the opportunity to exercise and develop their numeracy skills in their lessons to better prepare them for adult life. We recognise how vital it is that numeracy is taught consistently across all areas of the curriculum. The maths team frequently work with other departments to ensure that there is a collaborative approach in the teaching of key mathematical concepts. 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, time management and other related skills in everyday life.
This web page will keep parents and carers up to date with the various numeracy activities being promoted throughout the school while providing you with online resources to help your child with numeracy at home.
International Day of Mathematics 2020
In March 2020 Archbishop Beck will be celebrating International Day of Mathematics. Students in Years 7 to 9 will take part in a competition to see who can memorise the most digits of pi (coinciding with Pi Day on the 14th March) with prizes for the form classes that perform the best.
Weekly Numeracy Resources 2020
Numeracy skills are most effectively learned when they are used often and in different settings and contexts. You can help your child by working together on the following websites:
Corbett Maths is a fantastic resource that can be used all year round by our students and is promoted heavily within the school. Please click the links below for easy instructions on how to make the best use of the website (link 1 if you will access it on a smartphone, link 2 if using a laptop or desktop computer).
Numeracy Puzzle of the Week
If you have any queries or would like to know more then please do not hesitate to contact Mr A Nugent, Numeracy Coordinator, by emailing: