Senior Cycle Chemistry - Numeracy

Presentations from Numeracy Link Days


Numeracy Link Day 1

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Numeracy Link Day 2

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Template: Numeracy Across the Curriculum, for Subject Department or focus group 

Focus group schedule for numeracy 

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Whole School Approach to Numeracy


Developing a whole school approach to numeracy is key.  If your school has nominated a numeracy link teacher, they will have received training on this. The following resources support the devlopment of a whole school approach to numeracy:

Presentations from Numeracy Link Days

Common Approaches to Numeracy

Mathematical Language

Tips for Teachers, by Teachers



Common Approaches to Numeracy


The following exemplars may be useful for schools when adopting a common approach to various areas of numeracy. It is recommended that the common approach be agreed upon by the maths department first, before being implemented at whole-school level. It is envisaged that these approaches should be used across the curriculum to enhance consistency in the teaching and learning of numeracy across all subjects. The common approaches provided can also be printed out as A3 charts thus creating a numeracy rich environment.

Addition of Fractions

Graphic Analysis





Whole School Approach to Problem Solving

Whole School Questioning Initiative

Extension Tasks


Mathematical Language


Research suggests that mathematical language plays a vital role in students' success of numeracy. Consistency of the language experienced by students is of paramount importance.  


Dr Máire Ní Ríordáin's exemplar offers an approach to teaching mathematical vocabulary that can be adapted for other mathematical terms.


Dr. Máire Ní Ríordáin's Mathematical Register



This resource pack has been planned and developed to support the teaching and learning of numeracy and numerical literacy in JCSP schools and, in particular, the vocabulary, language and communication component of numerical literacy. Please note that this suite of “Keywords of Numeracy” is not exhaustive and teachers may add to and extend the suite as required.


Keywords of Numeracy



The “Key Definitions in Numeracy” resource book has been planned and developed to support the teaching and learning of numeracy and numerical literacy in JCSP schools. Concise and student-friendly definitions of key concepts, processes and terminology of numeracy are provided in this resource book. An additional suite of key measurement formulae is also provided.


 Key Definitions in Numeracy


Tips for Teachers by Teachers


This is a resource that has been compiled to highlight practical ideas and strategies with enhancing numeracy capacity in schools throughout the country. The ideas have been sourced from practicing teachers.


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