Numeracy at Ballycastle High School
Coordinator: Mrs G Neill
Numeracy is a life skill. It is a proficiency that is developed across the whole curriculum. Numeracy involves logical reasoning, problem solving skills, and having the confidence and competence to use numbers and measures in different contexts.
Developing numeracy enables pupils to apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life situations. Skills in numeracy should help our young people to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives. (Count, Read, Succeed 2.3)
At Ballycastle High School we are committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all our students; we want our pupils to be confident and capable in the use of numeracy to support their learning in all areas of the curriculum and to acquire the skills necessary to help achieve success in further education, employment and adult life.
It is important to recognise that all teachers are teachers of numeracy.
“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health.”
Andreas Schleicher, OECD
Links to helpful websites for students and parents/guardians: