Category Archives: Numeracy

Don’t subtract numeracy

      The development of adults’ core skills for work and life requires attention to language and literacy, but numeracy counts as well, says Dave Tout. Link: http://rd.acer.edu.au/article/dont-subtract-numeracy

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Maths Everywhere

Maths Everywhere has been developed in the UK as part of the Maths4Us initiative. It is an interactive application targeting adults and focusing on building real life numeracy skills. It includes instructional videos, practise sessions and challenges.

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Numeracy and mathematics

Numeracy skills include the use of mathematical skills in real life, the use of mathematical skills towards achieving a goal and the ability to communicate about mathematical ideas. The following short video illustrates the mathematics (left hand and middle panels) …

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Webinar – What makes a numeracy task difficult?

Why do learners or workers, no matter whether they are young people or adults, have difficulty in solving or answering questions or tasks where the maths is embedded in a context? As part of the writing of test items for …

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New resource: Building Strength with Numeracy

VALBEC has recently released a new resource, Building Strength with Numeracy, developed by Beth Marr. ‘Building Strength in Numeracy’ revises and improves on the iconic numeracy resources ‘Strength in Numbers’ and ‘Breaking the Maths Barrier’, and other ‘tried and true’ …

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Assess your risk literacy and numeracy skills

We make sense of our complex and uncertain world with information about risk that is often presented in terms of probabilities, proportions, percentages and other ratio concepts.  Whether we correctly understand these risks—i.e., whether or not we are risk literate—depends …

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MSA Numeracy Resource: Putting the Jigsaw Together

The link to Manufacturing Skills Australia’s Putting the Jigsaw Together – Practical strategies for assisting apprentices with numeracy issues is now working. Putting the Jigsaw Together is available as a free download . Contact Kathy Higgs, Foundation Skills Project Officer, for …

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Numeracy and conventions: 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = ?

Do you think you know the answer to this question: 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = ? An interesting article exploring numeracy syntax conventions commonly accepted as universal truths: What Is the Answer to That Stupid Math Problem on Facebook?    

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WELL Resouce project – New Numeracy PD resource

Oggi Consulting has been funded through the WELL Program to develop a professional development resource that targets WELL practitioners and vocational practitioners throughout Australia who work with existing workers requiring numeracy support across all industries. The resource is a by-product of a current …

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Numeracy: A Professional Development Resource for WELL Practitioners

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new professional development resource for WELL practitioners: Numeracy: A Professional Development Resource for WELL Practitioners, developed by Manufacturing Learning Victoria. The resource is designed to meet the professional developmental needs of …

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