Principles and practice

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Mathematics is important in our everyday life. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions.

The principles and practice document is essential reading for teachers as they start working with the experiences and outcomes for mathematics.

Experiences and outcomes

All curriculum areas contribute to the totality of the experiences that make up the new curriculum. You can download the experiences and outcomes for mathematics.

National Qualifications

An introduction to the mathematics National Qualifications with links to information on how they are changing.


Explore the latest findings of the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy and a range of new professional learning resources.

Assessing progress and achievement: Mathematics

This resource outlines significant aspects of learning and describes what breadth, challenge and application look like to support practitioners in assessing learners’ progress in numeracy and mathematics.

Support materials

Responsibility of all

All staff have a responsibility to develop, reinforce and extend learning in the following areas.

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