Numeracy

Everyone needs to be numerate to maximise their life chances

and to make a positive contribution to society

Numeracy, like literacy, is a key pillar of learning and an essential component of our school curriculum. To be numerate is to confidently and effectively use mathematics to meet the everyday demands of life. Numeracy enables you to develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies in your daily life. We need numeracy to solve problems and make sense of time, numbers, patterns and shapes for activities like cooking, reading a map or bill, reading instructions and even playing sport.

A commitment to numeracy development is an essential component of learning areas across the curriculum and a responsibility for all teacher. Every classroom teacher has a role to play in helping students develop numeracy skills. For example, numeracy is used in science class when students interpret a graph, in English when they create spatial or graphical representations of information, in Humanities when they learn to analyse numerical data to make meaning of the past and in food technology when a student halves a recipe without being given specific instructions on what to do.

Glen Waverley Secondary College is very proud of outstanding student achievement in NAPLAN at Years 7 & 9 and in VCE Mathematics. It is a priority of the College to ensure we continue to challenge our highly able mathematical students while also ensuring that the mathematical learning of students struggling with maths concepts is supported.

To support all students with their numeracy development we offer the following co-curricular opportunities: