Math skills are inecessary for a child to be successful, both at school and in everyday life. Understanding maths also builds confidence and opens the day to a range of career options.
In our everyday lives, understanding maths also helps us to:
Manage time and money, and handle everyday situations that involve numbers (for example, calculate how much time we need to get to work, how much food we need in order to feed our families, and how much money that food will cost)
Understand patterns in the world around us and make predictions based on patterns
Solve problems and make good decisions
Explain how we solved a problem and why we made a particular decision
Use technology (for example, calculators and computers) to help solve problems.