St. Francis Xavier’s College is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all of its students, so that they develop the ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum and the skills necessary to cope confidently with the demands of further education, employment and adult life. This is part of the ethos of the school and our mission statement “Life in all its fullness”.

Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables.

(Framework for Teaching Mathematics – DfES)

Don’t let numbers hold you back! Take the challenge online.

The challenge online is a key part of the National Numeracy Challenge.

It is a free, confidential and simple to use website, designed to assess your everyday maths skills and give you the tools to learn in manageable steps, building confidence along the way.

The Challenge is design for people to use on their own or as part of a learning programme in the workplace or other community setting.

Parents: Share your thoughts about the challenge.

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