What is the Liverpool Counts Mark?
The aims of the project are:
- to raise the profile of Numeracy / Mathematics
- to change the culture of thinking around Numeracy / Mathematics
- to make real life connections
- to understand how Numeracy / Mathematics can affect life choices
- to make connections with other subjects
- to share and celebrate the enjoyment of Numeracy / Mathematics
Top tips for parents and families:
Be positive about maths. Don’t say things like, “I can’t do maths” or “I hated maths at school”; your child might start to think like that themselves.
Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
Praise your child for effort rather than talent – this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
We want YOU, parents and carers, to share how you use maths in your everyday lives. We would love you to come into one of our classrooms to talk about how you use maths in your job or hobby with the children and their teachers. We want our children to make strong links between maths and real life situations.
So, if you can spare some time to come and ‘talk maths’, leave your name and contact number with the school office.
The National Numeracy Challenge in Liverpool-
Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive of the National Numeracy Challenge has stressed the importance of challenging anyone who says, ‘I can’t do maths’ with ‘Yes, you can’. Liverpool is launching the Challenge city wide and everyone can get involved – follow this link to learn more.
Numeracy for life
The National Numeracy Challenge online is an interactive site that helps adults learn the maths needed for everyday life. Click on the link below to find out more details