## Numeracy and Mathematics

There is now a much greater emphasis on practical interactive activities in Mathematics. We use a variety of resources, including Scottish Heineman Mathematics, maths websites, games, number lines, number squares and other practical materials.

In addition to traditional calculations the children have regular mental maths practice, are set investigations, tackle problems and use calculators, computers and whiteboards in the course of their work.

Where possible this work is presented in context, i.e. related to real situations.

Parents can help develop children's understanding by reference to mathematics in everyday living, e.g. numbers on the door, telling the time, shopping, handling money, finding out how much water is used in the house in a day.