SPEARWOOD ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL – OUR APPROACH TO NUMERACY
Progress and development in the area of numeracy is a priority at our school.
We have created an active, visual and innovative program that develops not only numeracy skills, but also important dispositions for all students to be successful.
These dispositions include:
· curiosity and questioning
· embracing mistakes
· taking risks
· sharing, talking & communicating
· rising to a challenge with persistence
The Western Australian Mathematics Curriculum is delivered in an approach that is both explicit and exploratory, based on evidence of best practice.
Students benefit from explicit teaching of skills and processes as well as having opportunities to explore and discover important mathematical patterns, problems and rules.
There is a strong element of personalisation with individual and small group needs and goals embedded into our approach.
We grow confident, curious and engaged mathematicians at SAS.