Numeracy

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
Stan Gudder

At Olinda, we believe in teaching numeracy for the real world. We teach strategies that students can apply to different problems. Students can then apply these strategies to a variety of mathematical situations that they might come across throughout their life.

We feel numeracy doesn't have to be dull. Statistics can involve calculating the percentage of red M&M’s in a packet and also… eating M&M’s.

However, we still believe in teaching the fundamentals. Times tables might be considered nothing more than rote learning by some. None-the-less, we still consider times tables an important foundation for mathematics.

Numeracy is important to us.

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