Skills and Concept(s) Development


Maths Curriculum: Skills and Concept(s) Development

Middle and Senior Classes

The aim of this document is to highlight the learning that can occur when ICT is constructively used to support learning objectives in the Primary School Curriculum (1999). Each sample lesson & link below is designed to aid teacher- led skills development from the Primary School Maths Curriculum (1999).



Mathematical Skill


Skill Development

Strand(s) / Strand Unit(s) & ICT Link


Applying & Problem-Solving


  • Select appropriate materials, concepts and processes for particular tasks and applications
  • Apply concepts and processes in a variety of contexts
  • Analyse problems and plan an approach to solving them
  • Select and apply a variety of strategies to complete tasks and projects or solve problems
  • Reflect upon and evaluate solutions to problems



Algebra : Directed Numbers




Measures: Time




Data : Chance Problem




Number: Operations




Number: Find a Fraction 


Communicating & Expressing



  • Listen to and discuss other children's mathematical descriptions and explanations
  • Discuss and record the processes and results of work using a variety of methods




  • Discuss problems and carry out analyses


Number: Multiplying Decimals






Number: Prime Number & Number Theory





Measures: Time & Money




Integrating & Connecting


  • Connect informally acquired mathematical ideas and processes with formal mathematical ideas and processes
  • Recognise mathematics in the environment
  • Represent mathematical ideas and processes in different modes: verbal, pictorial, diagrammatic and symbolic
  • Understand the connections between mathematical procedures and the concepts he/she uses
  • Recognise and apply mathematical ideas and processes in other areas of the curriculum




Shape & Space: 2D & 3D




Measures :Appropriate Units in Length & Capacity





Data : Representing & Interpreting Graphs





Number: Fractions, Decimals & Percentages






Shape & Space: Maths & History




  • Make hypotheses and carry out experiments to test them
  • Make informal deductions
  • search for and investigate mathematical patterns and relationships
  • Justify processes and results of mathematical activities, problems and projects



Maths Investigations




Maths Deductions





Maths Reasoning




  • Devise and use mental strategies and procedures for carrying out mathematical tasks
  • Use appropriate manipulative to carry out mathematical procedures
  • Execute standard procedures efficiently with a variety of tools



Algebra: Number Patterns & Sequences



Shape & Space : Lines  & Angles




Data: Graphing 


Understanding & Recalling





Understand and recall facts, definitions and formulae.




Number Facts, Definitions & Formulae