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3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

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Toolkit

The Primary Mathematics Toolkit provides practical support for teachers in building rich mathematical learning experiences for children. The components of the toolkit are mathematical concepts, progression continua, support materials and examples of children’s learning.

Mathematical concepts are considered key ideas that underpin each Learning Outcome. These key ideas may provide useful entry and reference points in relation to planning, teaching and assessment and may serve to remind teachers of key mathematical knowledge at each stage. They are presented according to stages 1 to 4 and link with the corresponding Learning Outcomes.

Algebra: Patterns, rules and relationships

Algebra: Expressions and equations

Data and chance: Data

Data and chance: Chance

Measures: Measuring

Measures: Time

Measures: Money

Number: Uses of number

Number: Numeration and counting

Number: Place value and base ten

Number: Sets and operations

Number: Fractions

Shape and space: Spatial awareness and location

Shape and space: Shape

Shape and space: Transformation

The progression continua outline a sample learning trajectory of Mathematics at primary level. They suggest a series of learning experiences, which children might engage with as they develop and deepen their mathematical knowledge, skills and dispositions. 

Algebra: Patterns, rules and relationships

Algebra: Expressions and equations

Data and chance: Data

Data and chance: Chance

Measures: Measuring

Measures: Time

Measures: Money

Number: Uses of number

Number: Numeration and counting

Number: Place value and base ten

Number: Sets and operations

Number: Fractions

Shape and space: Spatial awareness and location

Shape and space: Shape

Shape and space: Transformation

The toolkit includes a range of support materials for teachers to use. The support materials include important resources and reference material to support teachers to enact the curriculum in a meaningful way.

Preparation for learning, teaching and assessing primary mathematics

Making assessment count in primary mathematics

An overview of mathematical proficiency

Additional support pathways

An inclusive approach to learning, teaching and assessing primary mathematics

An introduction to maths talk

Promoting maths talk

Work on the development of video examples of children's learning with the new curriculum has begun. These examples will exemplify playful and engaging learning experiences and demonstrate good pedagogical practices as children work towards Learning Outcomes.

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