Numeracy at Lathlain Primary School

Lathlain Primary School has adopted a whole school approach to teaching Mathematics.

Teachers deliver a balanced Mathematics program whereby all lessons are explicitly modeled using the ‘think aloud’ strategy. Teachers ensure all students are provided with opportunities to practise and consolidate their skills in guided, collaborative and independent settings.

Our Mathematics teaching and learning program incorporates the text book PR1ME from Pre-Primary to Year 6.

PR1ME Mathematics is a world-class program based on the effective teaching and learning practices of Singapore, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong – consistent top performers in international studies. The Numeracy teaching program enables students to think flexibly and in-depth about Mathematics concepts.

Students are explicitly taught Maths mental strategies, to ensure they can confidently and efficiently calculate problems. Students are encouraged to share and explain their mental computations.