We recognise that numeracy is an important life skill. Being numerate means being able to reason with numbers and to solve a variety of problems in everyday life.
Numeracy skills are needed in every subject in school, but we are also focusing specific skills during a numeracy session each week.
We have a termly focus: Autumn – Time, Spring – Multiplication, Summer – Money
Students will complete tasks with their pastoral teacher and can also access online programs both in school and at home.
Doodle Maths is new to Ashley High School. We have purchased this program as it has been proven to help children make big improvements in both their ability and confidence in maths. We encourage our students to use the website every day. Doodle Maths will learn where our students' strengths are, and areas to improve, and then builds an individual program just for them. Each student has their own personal login which records their progress.
All students have unlimited access to Study Ladder. This is an online platform to improve Numeracy skills through quizzes and games. The tasks set are personalised for each individual student to ensure they are targeting relevant skills. This can be accessed at home through a computer or mobile device. Each student has their own personal login which records their progress.
Weekly Maths Challenge
We have a weekly maths challenge. Students are encouraged to complete this in their own time with a prize for the winner given out in our celebration assembly. See the Maths notice board outside room 18.
Each week we have maths games club in room 18. Students enjoy playing card games, UNO, monopoly, connect4 and snakes & ladders. This club not only improves numeracy, but also students' social skills.