The targets set out in the Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 seek to improve the numeracy levels of children nationally.
Numeracy encompasses the ability to use mathematical understanding and skills to solve problems and meet the demands of day-to-day living in complex social settings. To have this ability, a young person needs to be able to think and communicate quantitatively, to make sense of data, to have a spatial awareness, to understand patterns and sequences, and to recognise situations where mathematical reasoning can be applied to solve problems.
DES, 2011, p. 8
The PDST provide two seminars aimed at Numeracy Link teachers and have made available the following resources with regard to:
In addition to this a number of teacher manuals have been published covering strands/strand units such as:
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