Mathematics is a language that makes use of symbols and notations for describing numerical, geometric and graphical relationships. It is a human activity that involved observing, representing and investigating patterns and qualitative relationships in physical and social phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves. It helps to develop mental processes that enhance logical and critical thinking, accuracy and problem-solving that will contribute to decision-making.
Mathematics in the Foundation Phase covers 5 content areas. Each content area contributes to the acquisition of specific skills.
The table below shows the general focus of each content area as well as the specific focus of the content areas for the Foundation Phase.