Senior Cycle Geography - Numeracy

 

 

 

Numeracy

 

 

 

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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

 


 

This resource pack has been planned and developed to support the teaching and learning of numeracy and numerical literacy in JCSP schools and, in particular, the vocabulary, language and communication component of numerical literacy. Please note that this suite of “Keywords of Numeracy” is not exhaustive and teachers may add to and extend the suite as required.

 

 

 Keywords of Numeracy

 


 

The “Key Definitions in Numeracy” resource book has been planned and developed to support the teaching and learning of numeracy and numerical literacy in JCSP schools. Concise and student-friendly definitions of key concepts, processes and terminology of numeracy are provided in this resource book. An additional suite of key measurement formulae is also provided.

 

 Key Definitions in Numeracy

 

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.