Everyone Counts is an engaging resource which supports key elements of the maths curriculum for 8- to 12-year-olds. Using real-life data about children living in four countries around the world, pupils will develop their skills and understanding of topics such as time and data handling. The resource also explores how inequality affects the lives of children in different parts of the globe.
Pupils will have exciting opportunities to:
- interpret data represented in different ways such as tables, line graphs, bar and pie charts.
- use statistics, including percentages, to create their own graphs and bar charts.
- use analogue, digital and 24-hour clocks to investigate how featured children spend their time.
- explore how inequality affects the lives of children in different parts of the world.
“The curricular links are excellent… A great resource, clearly explained. The real-life data and links between the pupils overseas and at home make the whole project more engaging for pupils.” Rachael Horsman, The Mathematical Association
“I believe this is an excellent resource from which teachers can devise activities for both practising maths skills and increasing understanding of concepts.” Susan Bush, Torriano Junior School, London
Everyone Counts has been developed by Oxfam's team of education specialists based on survey data and in-depth interviews with children aged 10 to 12 who are part of the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
Everyone Counts can be downloaded for free from the Oxfam Education website:
- Teachers' overview: includes an introduction, useful information and a detailed resource outline.
- Background notes for teachers: More detail about inequality, Young Lives and the four countries.