Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A summary of resources to support learning, teaching and assessment within numeracy and mathematics

What is this?

Pupil writing on whiteboardThis page provides a summary of key information, resources, and exemplification relating to numeracy and mathematics.

The content of this section will allow teachers and practitioners to access key information, resources and policies in order to support improvement planning and professional development in numeracy and mathematics.

It also provides inspiration and connections around interesting practice currently emerging across Scotland in this area.

Who is this for?

This page aims to support policy makers and practitioners from all sectors with an interest in, or responsibility for, numeracy and mathematics.

To stay up to date with the latest Numeracy and Mathematics information you can follow our updates in a number of ways:

Curriculum documents

Curriculum for Excellence - An Overview of Key Documents
Principles and Practice
Experiences and Outcomes
Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks
Milestones to Support Learners with Complex Additional Support Needs

Key publications

National Thematic Inspection: Numeracy and Mathematics
National Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework
Transforming Scotland into a Maths Positive Nation: Final Report of the Making Maths Count Group
Making Maths Count One Year Review Report

Self-evaluation tools

Word file: National thematic inspection: numeracy and mathematics - Self-evaluation form (148 KB)

Numeracy Professional Learning Resources

This suite of five professional learning papers, together with an accompanying guidance document and glossary has been designed to support improved learning and teaching of numeracy in the Broad General Education.

Professional Learning Community for Numeracy and Mathematics

The Numeracy and Mathematics PLC formally known as the National Numeracy and Mathematics Hub (Glow login required) has a range of professional learning modules, research papers and support materials. Sections include:

Additional support and resources

Higher Order Thinking Skills in Maths
Numeracy across learning
Numeracy in Social Studies
A Summary of STEM Resources
Scotland Learns: Practitioner activities for numeracy and mathematics

Financial education

An Overview of Financial Education Resources
Money Talks- Family Finances
On the Money

Practice exemplars

Family learning
A Family Learning Approach to Maths - Pizza Maths in Renfrewshire
Big Chef, Little Chef - A Family Learning Programme
Clackmannanshire Numeracy and Mathematics Progression Framework
Engaging Families in Supporting their Child's Learning
Family Learning through STEM - Glasgow Clyde College
Increasing Parental Engagement through Opportunities for Families to Learn Together
Warout Family Cooking Programme - Friday Foodies

Working collaboratively to support improvement
A Constructivist Approach to Improving Numeracy at Hareleeshill Primary School
Developing number talks and promoting mathematical mindsets in South Ayrshire
Closing the Poverty Related Attainment Gap in Numeracy - A Scottish Borders Cluster Approach
Numeracy in Inverclyde
Using a Lesson Study Approach to Improve Learning and Teaching in Numeracy in Glasgow
What is working in Numeracy and Mathematics - The Scottish Attainment Challenge

Interdisciplinary learning
Kennel Club - In the Dog House


Are Boys and Girls Equally Prepared for Life?
Differentiated Learning in Numeracy and Mathematics

Supporting learning at home

Parentzone Scotland: Supporting Numeracy at Home
Parentzone Scotland: An Overview of the Numeracy and Mathematics Curriculum
Parentzone Scotland: Numeracy and Mathematics Glossary
Parentzone Scotland: I am a Mathematician
Parentzone Scotland: I am a Mathematician - Gaelic version
Scotland Learns: Parent activities for numeracy and mathematics