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 international surveys of adults’ abilities in numeracy, the project team developed a Complexity Scheme that could be used for predicting the difficulty level of numeracy questions.

In this presentation, Dave, who took a major role in the development of the Complexity Scheme, will describe the scheme and talk about what the lessons and implications might be for teaching and learning, and link these to the solving of numeracy tasks in workplace environments. The presentation will also include a brief look at the results of numeracy performance in the international assessments.

The presenter will be Dave Tout, Manager, Vocational, Adult and Workplace Education services at ACER.




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