Learners need to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in each of these areas of mathematics. An understanding of numbers and the relationships between them, and an ability to manipulate numbers efficiently and confidently, is critical for success in other areas of the curriculum. For example, a learner might be able to understand the concept of area and how it is calculated, but success in solving area problems also requires the ability to multiply numbers efficiently; similarly, the ability to solve problems with money and metric measures requires the ability to manipulate decimal numbers. However, this does not mean that skills must be taught sequentially. Learners’ previous knowledge and experience can be drawn upon to develop new skills and understanding; for example, familiarity with money written in decimal notation can form the basis for understanding decimal numbers, which can then be applied in other areas of the curriculum.

Type of Program: Local Attendance Program (A)

Duration: 30 hours