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The Application to Numeracy of Social Science Research Informing Literacy Improvement Models Bon Crowder MathFour.com Find this slide deck online now at
Overview Definitions Similarities Differences Tactics Modifications Call to action
Definitions Literacy - the ability to decode written text and verbal statements, comprehend the literal meaning of them and speculate on the writer's or speaker's meaning.
Definitions Numeracy - the ability to collect, organize and interpret information and arrive at numerical or numerically supported conclusions.
Similarities Both Literacy & Numeracy: Involve decoding written information. Involve decoding non-written information. Have specific and socially defined complex symbol sets. Have specific and socially defined vocabularies. Involve comprehension of information. Require thinking, interpreting and drawing conclusions.
Perceived Differences Literacy & Numeracy differ in the perception of: Format of information When teaching should begin Proper style of teaching Opportunity of creativity for interpretation Meanings of the vocabulary
Only One Real Difference Natural ability
Tactics for Literacy Improvement Connect people to the learning. Create the appropriate home environment. Make it popular. Make it available. Get schools involved. Create mentorship programs. Expose to all elements simultaneously. Cover the spectrum of ages. Empower the learner. Use all tools available.
Modification Ideas & Needs for Numeracy Improvement TacticNeed Connect people to the learningChange of culture/perspective Appropriate home learning environmentMoney, popularity Make it popularCelebrity, politician, etc. Make it availableMoney, popularity Get schools involvedMoney Create mentorship programsMoney, popularity Simul. exposure to all elementsChange of culture/perspective Cover the spectrum of agesChange of culture/perspective Empower the learnerChange of culture/perspective Use all tools availableMoney, popularity