Literacy & Numeracy Strategy

 

Numeracy is not limited to the ability to use numbers, to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Numeracy encompasses the ability to use mathematical understanding and skills to solve problems and meet the demands of day-to-day living in complex social settings. To have this ability, a young person needs to be able to think and communicate quantitatively, to make sense of data, to have a spatial awareness, to understand patterns and sequences, and to recognise situations where mathematical reasoning can be applied to solve problems.

 
A definition of Numeracy can be found on page 8 of the Strategy.  The video clip below, may help facilitate discussion on what it means to be numeract and what the implications of this are for teaching and learning in our schools.
 
Numeracy for the 21st Century
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 'The ultimate objective of reading is comprehension or the reconstruction of meaning'

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Click on the link below to download the Workshop Presentation

 

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