Numeracy is a proficiency, which involves confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires an understanding of the number system, a repertoire of computational skills and an inclination and ability to solve number problems in a variety of contexts. Numeracy also demands practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered by counting and measuring, and is presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables.


(National Framework for teaching Mathematics, 1999).

Since taking on my first position of responsibility in 2012, I have created and compiled numerous resources to promote numeracy in secondary schools. I have removed any school-specific information and left the bare bones for you to edit. They are all below.

This is the first of my numeracy games: Times Tables SNAP! Simply print out a set (laminate if you wish) and set your students off. Same rules apply - students turn over cards until there is a match, then they shout "Snap!". The winner takes the pile on the table, until one person has all the cards.