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Numeracy @ MKK

What is the Numeracy Project?

The Numeracy Project is focused on developing children's understanding of numbers, and their ability to use numbers to solve problems. Children may solve number problems by counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, or combinations of these.

As part of the Numeracy Project your child will be learning to:

  • enjoy working with numbers
  • make sense of numbers - how big they are, how they relate to other numbers, and how they behave
  • solve mathematical problems - whether real life or imaginary
  • calculate in their heads whenever possible, rather than using a calculator or pen and paper
  • show that they understand maths, using equipment, diagrams and pictures
  • explain and record the methods they use to work out problems
  • accept challenges and work at levels that stretch them
  • work with others and by themselves
  • discuss how they tackle mathematical problems - with other students, their teacher and you!


The biggest difference in schools involved in the Numeracy Project is that children are encouraged to learn a range of different ways to solve problems and to choose the most appropriate one for each problem. You may be familiar with certain 'rules' for doing maths. While these will still work, your child may learn different ways to solve problems. Often these methods involve mental strategies, or working things out in your head, rather than written methods.


To find out more about the Numeracy project and how you can help your kids at home follow the link below.



MKK, 68 Kereru Rd, RD1, Hastings, +64 6 874 9700, office@mkk.school.nz