# The Aims and Importance of Learning Provision for Numeracy Development.

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The aims and importance of learning provision for numeracy development. The curriculum provides pupils a solid foundation in all aspects of numeracy and a Key feature of developing skills in numeracy is for pupils to understand its purpose and be able to not only learn but also apply it to real life situation which is why it is important to establish mathematical skills at a early stage. In reception classes Teachers follow through a Foundation Stage Curriculum which includes problem solving, reasoning and Numeracy for pupils 40-60+ months old. In Key stage 1, numeracy skills are developed practically in shape, pattern, counting, sorting and measuring. Teachers plan activities in order to help the pupils develop mathematical skills through exploring, playing games. THE AREAS FOR FOUNDATION STAGE ARE: * Numbers as labels and counting - * Shape, space and measures. Expectations for The End of The Foundation Stage: * Say and use number names in order in familiar contexts * Recognise and reliably count up to 20 everyday objects * Being able to solve the problem i.e doubling, halving and sharing * Calculating Expectations * In practical activities as well as in discussion, begin to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting * Use language such as ‘more’ or ‘less’ to compare two numbers * Find one more or one less than a number from 1 to 10 * Begin to relate addition to combining 2 groups of objects and subtraction to ‘taking away. * Shape, space and measures Expectations: * Use language such as ‘greater, ‘smaller’, ‘heavier’ or ‘lighter’ to compare quantities * Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns * Use language such as ‘circle’ or‘ bigger’ to describe the shape and size of solids and flat shapes * Use everyday words to describe position * Use developing mathematical