Numeracy is taught every day at Southern Cross Primary School, in both explicit sessions and integrated into all other classes. Our focus is to develop our student's critical thinking and problem solving skills, through real world and hands on problems.
As outlined in the Victorian Curriculum, Mathematics is a key concept which encompasses the three subheadings; Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. Numeracy at Southern Cross Primary School is a core concept which is drawn upon and referenced regularly across the school day.We aim to make mathematics meaningful and relevant to all of our students by linking our tasks to real world situations and providing a wide range of open ended tasks to cater for all students’ working levels. This allows them to work at a pace in which they feel comfortable, while challenging their own skills and perceptions. We believe maths should be fun and aim to ensure we use hands on activities and mathematical games, wherever possible, in order to clarify concepts and practise skills.In order to support our students' in developing their mathematical understanding we use the hands on 'Top 10 Maths' program.