Senior Cycle Economics - Numeracy








Click here to access the PDST numeracy homepage. 


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



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. Click here to download a PDF of the book.