Numeracy

NUMERACY PROGRAM

MISSION

Is to provide an enabling environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical applications in real life

VISION

Our vision is to promote equity in learning numeracy by striving to ensure that all students have an opportunity to succeed

BACKGROUND

Numeracy forms a fundamental component of school learning curriculum. In students, it instils essential analytic, problem solving and decision-making skills using numbers. These skills are a prerequisite for subsequent successful learning in other curriculum areas which play a vital role in supporting future economic prosperity. In view of this, it becomes imperative to provide students with opportunities to effectively develop numeracy skills across all areas and levels of learning respectively. KTCEA through its Numeracy Program is deeply committed to the achievement of this important goal by implementing the teaching of numeracy in a manner that is effective, systematic and accountable within its school system and other stakeholders.


KTCEA through its numeracy Program has completed the needs assessment phase to establish the gaps and identify priority areas in the teaching and learning of numeracy within the school system. The dimensions of the focus have been broadly categorized as: School, Student and Socio-economic factors respectively.


The numeracy program supports the initiatives to establish effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in schools. This is aimed at helping teachers to work effectively as team players. Further, KTCEA is keen to expand a sustained Professional Development programs for numeracy teachers in support of the math improvement initiatives in the school system.

KTCEA also facilitates the training sessions for teaching and educattion assistants (TAs and EAs) during the Professional Development sessions. The emphasis is on methods and resources that ensure effective and productive teaching and learning process in numeracy. Aspects of challenges and opportunities in teaching numeracy to young students are also covered during such presentations.


To this end, KTCEA schools are acquiring and adopting use of appropriate resources per grade level requirements in K-8 numeracy classes. This particularly stems from the understanding that effective teaching of numeracy at elementary school level (Grades K-8) is vital in determining students’ success in learning, thinking and practising mathematics with a view of pursuing numeracy and related subjects in subsequent grades and beyond.


The summary of what KTCEA currently does in terms of supporting teaching and learning of numeracy in the school system is as follows:

Facilitate an environment where the faculty continuously grow as professional teachers while working in our schools.

Lead the students to become mathematical thinkers using effective teaching methods and strategies.

Promote strong partnerships between our schools and the Community.

Coordinate the availability of appropriate and effective teaching resources in math classes.

Coordinate assessments involved in learning of Numeracy in our schools.

Promote effective classroom teaching methods and delivery of instruction.