Embedding Numeracy

Develop structures to ensure numeracy is approached with consistency and confidence across your curriculum with this practical training course.

How to use this course

This course is made up of five units, each lasting between 60 and 90 minutes.

Participants are expected to collectively trial policies and share findings between units. The course can be presented as a full course, or each unit can be delivered individually to the described participants.

Author and trainer

Chris Olley

In the modern world, we are bombarded with mathematical information. Charts, graphs and quantities, bank loans, tax rates, prices – every day we deal with numbers in some form. For this reason, numeracy is a crucial skill which schools must support and embed. 

Even in unexpected parts of the curriculum, schools have powerful opportunities for pupils to engage with the mathematics involved in solving problems beyond the classroom. However, teachers must be confident of their own skills and understand the ways in which numeracy can be embedded in a cross-curriculum policy.

Through practical activities and discussion, this course will enable participants to:

  • design a numeracy policy: make the case for numeracy as a cross-curriculum issue and create a policy for embedding this effectively
  • develop a confident approach: ensure teachers are confident and positive about numeracy, allowing them to support pupils to develop their own skills
  • ensure consistent mathematics: discuss and establish consistent methods and definitions of mathematic practice across different subjects
  • facilitate cross-curriculum project development: apply numeracy in context as part of projects that can be synchronised across departments.

This course has been created by Chris Olley, Director of PGCE Mathematics at King’s College London and former head of mathematics. Before embarking on this training, it is recommended that you read his article, Empowering teachers to deliver cross-curricular numeracy initiatives, for further background and context.

After completing this course, or a unit within it, contact us to receive your certificate of attendance on training@optimus-education.com.

Certificate of completion

Completed a unit or a whole course? Complete our short survey and we will send you a certificate.