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National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework (NNMPF)

Last updated:
14 June 2016


What is this?

This resource has been produced to support staff in developing their understanding of progression within the experiences and outcomes.  It identifies within each organiser the key milestones and building blocks that learners should know before moving on to the next stage of learning. Numeracy and mathematics organisers are not taught in isolation from each other and knowledge in one organiser may be required to progress in other organisers.

There is also a suggested professional learning activity which facilitates discussion in relation to progression. This is a sort card activity for both the milestones and the building blocks. This activity would be ideal for a cross sector professional learning session, a department or a group of colleagues.

Who is this for?

​This resource has been created to deepen practitioners' knowledge and understanding of progression within the experiences and outcomes for numeracy and mathematics.

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 PDF file: National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework 2016 (10 MB)

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Planning for learning and teaching

The National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework is arranged by the Curriculum for Excellence organisers.

  • estimation and rounding;
  • data and analysis;
  • fractions;
  • decimal fractions and percentages;
  • ideas of chance and uncertainty;
  • measurement;
  • time;
  • number and number processes

It shows:

  • the progression milestones in the numeracy and mathematics organisers
  • key milestones and building blocks in numeracy and mathematics;
  • exemplification of building blocks in number and number processes;
  • previous knowledge required from other organisers;
  • and connections between the organisers

Activities to support learning and teaching

A professional learning activity has been designed to promote dialogue about progression in numeracy and mathematics. It includes a set of sort cards for all key milestones and building blocks for each of the numeracy and mathematics organisers.

Working in groups, practitioners can discuss and decide on the order of the milestone cards for the progression pathway, reflecting on current classroom practice. They can then organise the building block cards to show which of the milestones they refer to.

The professional dialogue generated by the activity will support understanding of standards and progression.

Download(s)

PDF file: Instructions - Supporting professional dialogue on progression (15 KB)
Zip file: Numeracy Milestone and Building Block Sort Cards (473 KB)
Zip file: Mathematics Milestone and Building Block Sort Cards (382 KB)
Full resource and instructions - Supporting professional dialogue on progression - Zip file (875 KB)

About the author(s)

This resource was created within Education Scotland’s Numeracy team in conjunction with Scottish Government.




Tags:

Numeracy; Learning and assessment