Senior Cycle Economics - Numeracy

 

 

 

Numeracy

 

 


 

Click here to access the PDST numeracy homepage. 

 

Common Approaches to Numeracy

The following exemplars may be useful for schools when adopting a common approach to various areas of numeracy. It is recommended that the common approach be agreed upon by the maths department first, before being implemented at whole-school level. It is envisaged that these approaches should be used across the curriculum to enhance consistency in the teaching and learning of numeracy across all subjects. The common approaches provided can also be printed out as A3 charts thus creating a numeracy rich environment.

 

Addition of Fractions

 

Graphic Analysis

 

Percentages

 

Decimals

 

Ratio

 

Statistics

 

Whole School Approach to Problem Solving

 

Whole School Questioning Initiative

 

Extension Tasks

 

Mathematical Language

Research suggests that mathematical language plays a vital role in students' success of numeracy.  Consistency of the language experienced by students is of paramount importance.  

 

Dr Máire Ní Ríordáin's exemplar offers an approach to teaching mathematical vocabulary that can be adapted for other mathematical terms.

 

Dr. Máire Ní Ríordáin's Mathematical Register

 


 

Tips for Teachers by Teachers

 

This is a resource that has been compiled to highlight practical ideas and strategies with enhancing numeracy capacity in schools throughout the country. The ideas have been sourced from practicing teachers. Click here to download a PDF of the book.