I am Miss Reed and I am Sandhill View Acadamy’s Numeracy coordinator. I joined the Sandhill View team quite recently in March 2015 as a Teacher of Maths with my appointment as Numeracy Coordinator coming into effect in January 2016. Before becoming a teacher, I spent some time travelling and lived in America for 3 years coaching soccer before returning to the North East to pursue my passion for teaching and mathematics.
As I have found on my travels around the world, Numeracy plays a key part in every aspect of life, no matter what you might be doing! From calculating costs of plane tickets and arranging flight times and connections to converting currency or the weight of luggage; I have used numeracy in every aspect of my life at work, at play and in practical everyday activities at home and beyond.
At Sandhill View we recognise that having a solid grasp on numeracy is important to living an independent life. We use numeracy when we go shopping or plan a holiday, decide on a mortgage or decorate a room. Good numeracy is essential to us – as patients understanding health information, as citizens making sense of statistics and economic news or as customers searching for the best deals. Decisions in life are so often based on numerical information: to make the best choices, we need to be numerate.
The aim of myself and the team at Sandhill View Academy is to raise 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 confidently cope with the demands of further education, employment and adult life. To achieve this we will work unrelentingly to improve levels of numeracy across the school and create a more positive ‘can-do’ attitude to maths and numeracy.
Miss N Reed
“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and ill health.”
Andreas Scheicher – Education Director, OCED, 2013
Want to improve your numeracy? Try the numeracy challenge.
Math of the day
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02m812p – question of sport
http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gkfnh3bbmk – quiz live