Numeracy by Necessity
Hunter River High School provides opportunities for students to use Mathematics in a range of contexts. Numeracy involves students recognising and understanding the role of Mathematics in many contexts. Numeracy education is the responsibility of every teacher in every learning area, as numeracy skills can only be developed when numeracy is implemented across the curriculum and across a range of context. The key to successfully addressing numeracy across the curriculum is for teachers to understand the mathematical demands of the work they set students, the potential difficulties of the numeracy aspects students may experience and knowledge of various strategies to assist students.
Numeracy Resorce: Numeracy Skills Website
Our current Numeracy programs include:
- MilbaDjunga (Aboriginal Cultural Financial Literacy Program), where Aboriginal students in Year 8 are allocated a lesson to attend once a cycle to link traditional aspects of their culture with contemporary notions of financial literacy. Local members of the Aboriginal community assist with the presentation of this program.
- Mathematics Tutoring is run each Thursday afternoon after school for students to seek assistance with assessment tasks and class work.
- Community Tutoring Program is run every Friday, where students are able to access the support of community members to assist them with numeracy skill development.
- Ready, Set, Go Challenge is announced during Roll Call groups each week, encouraging students to apply mathematical skills and evaluate their use to solve the challenge each week.