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Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) allows exploration of children's and young people’s performance across the numeracy organisers. It provides practitioners with more detail on children’s and young people’s strengths and areas for improvement in numeracy identified within the in-depth analysis of the SSLN numeracy survey data.
The resource aims to use these findings to allow practitioners to:
- reflect on their own practice in developing and promoting numeracy,
- consider how to enhance children’s and young people’s numeracy skills, to support their learning across the curriculum,
- plan how to develop their practice to incorporate some new concepts and ideas, and
- share views on numeracy across learning.
The analysis of children’s and young people’s performance within this numeracy organiser provides an opportunity to reflect on and explore planning for effective learning, teaching and assessment.
Analysis of the responses to the estimating and rounding questions in the 2011 SSLN identified areas of concern:
- Knowledge and understanding of key concepts within other experiences and outcomes in numeracy and mathematics
- Application of knowledge and understanding from across the numeracy organisers.
Activities to support learning and teaching
For each area and level covered, survey-type questions are provided for illustrative purposes.