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Numeracy Across the Curriculum

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Measurement and time calculations. Spatial visualisation, geometric reasoning and mapping. Patterns and algebraic reasoning. Mental computation and numerical reasoning. Numeracy Skills Framework. The Secret of Numeracy (across the curriculum) A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns… The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way.

Beauty is the first test.GH Hardy As some readers will no doubt be aware, I’m no mathematician. It might then seem presumptuous to take a view on the teaching of numeracy, but I think the fact that I’m not naturally numerate gives me a perspective that other, more mathematically minded thinkers might lack. My first, rather trite observation is that numeracy is not the same as literacy. Being literate – able to read, write and communicate – is, to one degree or another, essential for all school subjects. But, like literacy, the concept of ‘numeracy’ desperately needs some unpicking. Just as there are many atrocities committed in the name of literacy, at its worst numeracy across the curriculum is a concept so superficial it’s barely even there. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Numeracy across the Curriculum.

Welcome to > teachers > teaching resources > numeracy across the curriculum The following resources have been created and kindly shared by Maria Howard from Hyde Community College In her own words: "Upon taking up the post of Numeracy Coordinator in September 2013, I decided that my focus would be to create clear cross-curricular links between numeracy and a range of subjects across the curriculum. I found that I was struggling to find a clear set of resources available online so decided to start making my own. An example of this is "Polygon Panic. " Linking subjects in this way has allowed students to better understand the importance of numeracy across the curriculum, not just in their mathematics classroom. Just click on the name of the resource and save it onto your computer. Home - Mrs Howard's Numeracy Network.