How Abacus fits the new 2022 Curriculum for Wales for Mathematics and Numeracy (with a focus on fluency and logical reasoning)
The 2022 Welsh curriculum in Primary schools
We know that the Welsh curriculum is changing in the new academic year in 2022 for all Primary schools, with Secondary schools to follow in 2023. When it comes to Mathematics and Numeracy in the new curriculum, there are five new Mathematical proficiencies for Welsh Primary schools:
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In this blog we are going to look at how Abacus can be used to support the teaching of two of these proficiencies: fluency, and logical reasoning. There is no doubting that these two Mathematical areas are already being developed in Wales in the current curriculum, but the below is a reminder of the fantastic Abacus resources we have on offer to support these two skills.
The new curriculum states that fluency is children ‘experiencing, understanding and applying Maths concepts, relationships and techniques and these facts becoming firmly established, memorable and usable’.
There are several resources you can use in Abacus to develop Mathematical fluency for your children:
Thank you for reading this blog on how Abacus fits the new Welsh curriculum for fluency and logical reasoning. For more information, watch the recording of our webinar we ran on this topic.
We’d love to hear your ideas and find out about what has worked best in your class! How you are developing these two skills in your school or your class? Let us know by email.