The Australian Curriculum outlines the following concerning numeracy: “Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.”
At SHCS, we value that God is the Creator of the universe … all things, both physical and non-physical. Subsequently, we value that God spoke numbers and spaces within the universe into existence for His purpose. The concept of the number is to count and the concept of space is to measure. “How much?”; "How many?” “How long?” are all questions that mathematics has the answer to.
As a result, we believe that numeracy is the study of the numerical and spatial aspects of the universe with our students as the discoverers and developers of mathematics, rather than the brilliant creators thereof. A tool for describing creation, if you will. A tool to reveal God’s nature; inspiring our students to a life of service through their God-given gifts and abilities.
In order to achieve this, we strive to teach NUMERACY:
from a Christian worldview;
in a way that reflects the unity of all things in Creation;
intertwined with values; and
as a dynamic discipline.