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1 Numeracy Across Learning East Lothian October 2009

2 Aims and programme Possible misconceptions about NAL What is Numeracy and why NAL? Approaches to Numeracy Working with Numeracy Es and Os NAL within depts and whole school Sharing emerging practice National Maths/Numeracy Glow Group

3 N.A.L. Workshop : Possible misconceptions within NAL In small groups: discuss each statement given and record any key points.

4 4 Why is numeracy important? Some 44% of men & 37% of women living in Scotland had left full-time education by the time they were 16 - early exit increased to over 6 in 10 men with SCQF Level 2 or 3 numeracy (SG, 2008) About two-thirds of the juvenile offenders screened had under- developed basic skills eg subtraction, measure, fractions, decimals, percentages, volume, area, graphs and timetables (NRDC, 2005).. the NRDC study showed that while the impact of low level literacy and low level numeracy is substantial, low numeracy has the greater negative effect (DIUS, 2008)

5 What is numeracy? Number literacy ~ number based skills needed by everyone regularly as they go about their daily lives

6 Foreword – Introduction Being numerate involves developing a confidence and competence in using number that allows individuals to solve problems, interpret and analyse information, make informed decisions, function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society.

7 These areas featured on all lists: Time and its management Finance and its management Interpretation of data (analysis and decision-making) Communicating numerically Computer use for numerical data handling Application of mathematics in a range of occupational areas. London South Bank University

8 Ma and Pa Kettle demonstrate understanding ?

9 Numeracy Strategies? Workshop : In cross-learning working groups: discuss and record the strategies you use to solve the type of problems given. rotate to next station, discuss and add comments on the strategies suggested repeat once more as you work discuss emerging noteworthy issues

10 Numeracy Strategies? Workshop : In cross-learning working groups: 40 – – – hrs 24min – 6 hrs 52 min

11 Numeracy across learning All teachers have responsibility for promoting the development of numeracy. With an increased emphasis upon numeracy for all young people, teachers will need to plan to revisit and consolidate numeracy skills throughout schooling. Building the Curriculum 1

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14 What does it mean to be numerate? How are the numeracy experiences and outcomes structured? Mathematics is not my specialism. How will I contribute to the development of numeracy skills? What are the features of effective learning and teaching in numeracy? How can I promote progression in children and young peoples development of numeracy skills? How do I know which numerical skills I should develop and that they are at an appropriate level? Have we raised the bar in the expectations for numeracy? What are broad features of assessment in numeracy?

15 Numeracy across learning Principles and practice Numeracy is a skill for life, learning and work. Having well-developed numeracy skills allows young people to be more confident in social settings and enhances enjoyment in a large number of leisure activities. For these and many other reasons, all teachers have important parts to play in enhancing the numeracy skills of all children and young people.

16 Numeracy across learning Principles and practice All practitioners, as they make use of the statements of experiences and outcomes to plan learning, will ensure that the numeracy skills developed from early levels and beyond are revisited and refreshed throughout schooling and into lifelong learning.

17 Numeracy across learning Principles and practice Mathematics is not my specialism. How will I contribute to the development of numeracy skills? it means asking the question, How am I meeting the numeracy needs of the learners in front of me?.... that you think of the numeracy experiences you can provide for young people. The greatest impact for learners will come where all practitioners, in all learning environments, include rich numeracy experiences as part of their day-to-day learning and teaching programmes.

18 Numeracy across learning Principles and practice Mathematics is not my specialism. How will I contribute to the development of numeracy skills? where does numeracy play a part in my curriculum area? to what extent do you already provide numeracy experiences? does your programme involve estimating, calculating, measuring, using and managing time, carrying out money calculations? does it involve analysing information from charts and tables or explaining consequences of actions?

19 Numeracy Organisers (Subset of mathematics Experiences & Outcomes) Estimation & Rounding Number & number Processes Fractions (aspects of), Decimal Fractions and Percentages Money Time Measure Data Analysis (aspects of) Chance & Uncertainty

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22 Numeracy across learning Principles and practice I am mathematics teacher. How will I exploit contexts provided within other curriculum areas to enhance the development of numeracy skills?

23 Numeracy across Learning The main way in which interdisciplinary learning can support numeracy is by cross-referencing within everyday learning across curriculum areas. This can takes two forms: Exploiting knowledge, skills, contexts and applications introduced in other subjects (and especially soon after their introduction) Promoting the integration, reinforcement and application of numeracy skills and concepts within relevant contexts within other disciplines. This reinforces important aspects of prior learning and it focuses attention on the transferable ideas and skills.

24 Numeracy Across Learning Some key Messages: Contexts and activities: – Natural, authentic and relevant to learners – Is bi-directional – Applies to a manageable number of related Es and Os – Promotes consistency and opportunities to declutter – Can be daily & include opportunities for rich activities

25 Numeracy Organisers (Subset of mathematics Experiences & Outcomes) Estimation & Rounding Number & number Processes Fractions (aspects of), Decimal Fractions and Percentages Money Time Measure Data Analysis (aspects of) Chance & Uncertainty

26 Working with Experiences and Outcomes Workshop : In small working groups: get to know the numeracy Es and Os Working within an appropriate line(s) of development: look for progression across levels identify how you will support and develop numeracy in your classroom share with others these ways in which you can support the development of numeracy within your subject

27 Contexts and activities for NAL Estimating and Rounding Olympic Games Supermarket Dimensions for decorating Money – costings/budget The rough joiner Machine parts Flat pack furniture – fitted kitchen

28 Working with Experiences and Outcomes Workshop : Working within an appropriate line(s) of development: identify possible authentic contexts and activities for NAL

29 Contexts and activities for NAL Fractions, Decimal Fractions and % Paint/wallpaper paste Solutions for hair products/dry cleaning Fruit juice concentrates Catering Transport – fuel consumption Literacy – reading instructions

30 Contexts and activities for NAL Money Wages – different jobs/minimum wage Renting/buying houses Enterprising activities eg Doghouse Costing activities Inflation/depreciation Foreign Exchange

31 Contexts and activities for NAL Time Time management Working week Rates of activities Journey times – bus/taxi fares Opening hours/TV schedules Catering/industrial processes

32 Contexts and activities for NAL Measure Buying furniture Design Minimising waste - fabrics Car tyres Car models eg Corsa 1.3 Stopping distances – ferry charges Car park restrictions

33 Contexts and activities for NAL Data & Analysis Sports statistics Elections and polls Personal interests – Google Search Robust sources Online shopping Personal Information/identity Best buys – online evaluation Informed choices eg HWB

34 Contexts and activities for NAL Chance & Uncertainty Buying a house – flooding/settlement Smoking and drinking Probability - consequences Driving accidents Self harm Staring a successful business Job security

35 Discussion Audit into Action To ensure effective implementation of NAL: What form of leadership is necessary? How does the school support collaborative planning and working? What could/should a policy include? What would be implications for practice? What other important issues need to be considered? Numeracy Across Learning

36 Auditing opportunities for NAL

37 I can work collaboratively, making appropriate use of technology, to source information presented in a range of ways, interpret what it conveys and discuss whether I believe the information to be robust, vague or misleading. MNU 3-20a To help me develop an informed view, I am learning about the techniques used to influence opinion and how to assess the value of my sources, and I can recognise persuasion. LIT 3-08a Linkages across Outcomes Numeracy across Learning Related experiences and outcomes: I am developing the skills and attributes which I will need for learning, life and work. I am gaining understanding of the relevance of my current learning to future opportunities. This is helping me to make informed choices about my life and learning. HWB 3-19a

38 The Kennel Club Proposals: Activity which involves students developing numeracy and craft skills through research, enterprise and collaboration between mathematics and CDT. Skills/concepts: Purchase a medium sized dog kennel. Inventory each part. Measure all components. Cost each component. Measure, cut, and assemble kennel. Hire extra skills Interesting practice in NAL:

39 I can round a number MNU 3-01a By applying my knowledge and skills of science and mathematics TCH 2-12a/3-12a I can solve problems by carrying out calculations MNU 3-07a I can solve practical problems by applying my knowledge of measure MNU 3-11a By using problem solving strategies and showing creativity TCH 3-14a In a business environment, I explore and use data handling TCH 3-06a Familyof relatedEs and Os

40 The Kennel Club (Mathematics & CDT)

41 Additional certification via qualifications in two SQA National Certificate (half) modules at SCQF level 4: - Construction Numeracy 1, module number Construction Crafts: Carpentry & Joinery Techniques, number DM Construction Numeracy 1 is designed to enable the student who is interested in, or employed within, the construction industry. It provides the student with a series of basic mathematical/numerical tools sufficient to operate effectively at craft level in construction. The student should: 1.carry out basic calculations; 2.calculate perimeters, areas and volumes of rectilinear shapes; 3.apply simple costing methods

42 Construction Crafts: Carpentry and Joinery Techniques 1200 mm end elevation Housing joint detail 10mm deep OUTCOME 1 Select, use and maintain basic carpentry and joinery tools and equipment. OUTCOME 2 Erect a prefabricated timber assembly. OUTCOME 3 Replace a designated timber panel.

43 Carpentry and joinery skills and techniques: Selecting and using appropriate tools. Cutting and fitting Placing and securing Framing and jointing Testing eg a plumb line Servicing and storing tools Health & safety sawed off

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47 NAL : Climate Change Numeracy Aims The development of a consistent cross-school or cross-departmental approach to numeracy skills, in particular, those related to measurement, graph and chart work or basic number processes eg Representation of numbers including decimal places and rounding leading to scientific notation, standard form and significant figures Use of averages, percentages, decimals and fractions Use of bar charts, histograms and line graphs Percentages, decimals and fractions Project AimsWithin the Processes of the Planet section, allow students to learn about climate change as a natural process in time as well as the result of human activity. Working in collaboration, the project will require students to Find and analyse historical weather data Draw conclusions about changes in the weather over the time these data exhibit Relate these findings to our understanding of climate change, including global warming. Key Experiences and Outcomes Carry out Geographical enquiry to assess the impact and possible outcomes of climate change on a selected region and can propose strategies to slow or reverse the impact (Soc Studs SOC 4-12b) Evaluate and interpret raw and graphical data using variety of methods, comment on relationships I observe within the data and communicate my findings to others. (Numeracy MNU 4-20a) In order to compare numerical information in real life contexts, I can find the mean, mode, and range of sets of numbers, decide which type of average is most appropriate to use and discuss how using an alternative type of average could be misleading. (Mathematics MTH 4-20b) I enhance my learning by applying my ICT skills in different learning contexts across the curriculum. (TCH 3- 04a)

48 NAL: Enterprising Numeracy - Bridge Building Key Experiences and Outcomes Numeracy MNU3-01a, MNU3-10a, MNU3-07a, MNU3-07c, MNU3-09a, MNU3-12a Technology TCH3-01a, TCH3-03a, TCH3-04a, TCH3-07a, TCH3-07b, TCH3-12a, TCH3-13a, TCH3-14a Social Subjects SOC3-10a Project Description The class will be given Brief to build a bridge over a river, some basic specifications, and a map of the river to work from. The class will be split into groups which will form the Companies. Each group will decide their company name and roles for each member of their team. Teacher led lessons will include; map reading, scale measurement, bridge design, structure shapes, basic forces and guidance on model building. Each Company is given a standard components list and pricelist to work from. Fines and bonuses can be applied by the teacher as appropriate. This project opens the possibility of interdisciplinary work with the following departments; Geography, Design Technology, Science, Mathematics Business Education and ICT. Recommendations and Resources Project requires continuity of planning across departments Resources supporting this project can be found at various locations including websites operated by GLOW, LTS, google images,

49 NAL: Health & Wellbeing Project Aims Within the Biological Systems section to understand what a healthy diet is and relate it to fitness and health. Within food and health section to understand what a healthy diet is and to make healthy food choices by analysing their own diet. Within physical wellbeing to use their knowledge of the human body to maintain and improve their well being. Relate these findings to our understanding of health and fitness. Analyse and draw valid conclusions from data. Identify and collect appropriate data. To record relevant measurements and observations in appropriate formats. Key Experiences and Outcomes To learn about the structure and function of organ systems, explore the role of technology in monitoring health and improving quality of life (SCN 3-12a, 3-12b) Having researched food and health policy and dietary legislation pupils can explain the impacts on individuals, relate current healthy eating advice and make links between energy nutrients and health (HWB 3-30a, 3-31a, 3-34a, 3.36a, 4-30a, 4-34a) Develop and build on physical competences and improve aspects of fitness (HWB 3-15a, 4-15a, 3-22a, 4- 22a, 3-24a, 4-24a, 4-25a) Evaluate and interpret raw and graphical data using variety of methods, comment on relationships I observe within the data and communicate my findings to others. (MNU 4-20a) To enhance pupils learning by applying my ICT skills in different learning contexts across the curriculum. (TCH 3-04a).

50 NAL: School Policy Project Aims To develop a consistent approach to basic numeracy techniques across departments To develop a common understanding of basic numeracy skills by all staff To ensure that a common approach is taken by all departments in teaching and consolidation of basic numeracy skills To promote improved transferability of numeracy skills by pupils Project Description The development of a whole school numeracy policy for staff, pupils and parents. This is to allow the consistent teaching and then practising and consolidation of basic numeracy skills across all departments using numeracy skills. Recommendations and Resouces Project requires continuity of planning across departments - Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies, Social Subjects and others as appropriate. Develop a numeracy glossary of terms, see Stromness Academy for an exemplar at: Document knowledge expectations at various levels in each involved department Document terminology / links / applications used by the different subject departments Resources supporting this project can be found at various locations including: Getting to Grips with Graphs

51 Collaboration on Measurement, Scale Diagrams and Maps: Mathematics Es & Os contains measurement, proportion, shapes, transformation In Science, measurement, accuracy and rounding are important in most areas of experimentation, units are important in all quantitative calculations, graphs require handling of scales and estimation when interpolating or extrapolating In Technologies, there is reference to estimation and measurement and to graphical techniques; scale? In Social Studies (geog) there is reference to maps and geographical information systems

52 Cross-department and whole-school implementation Discuss and share emerging practice in: Possible forms of leadership or coordination? Supporting collaborative planning and working? Possible implications for practice? Evidence of NAL in action? Any other important issues? NAL

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57 Mathematics / Numeracy Teachers 57 Glow Group

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59 Where am I ? Navigate using the tabs at the top of the screen

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69 So how do I log on ? All teachers should be able to access the group through a Glow username and password

70 How to access the group 1.Go to the National Site homepage 2.Look for the section on National Glow Groups 3.Click on Click on Staffroom groups link

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72 How to access the group 4.Two sections Glow groups Staffroom Glow Groups you are not a member of 5.In the first instance you will click on the second option above to navigate to the Mathematics / Numeracy Teachers Group

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74 74 If the screen below appears enter the following and click on I would like access to the Mathematics / Numeracy Teachers Glow Group. Could this please be organised. Thank you, A Teacher, Any School, Any Council

75 How to access the group 6.On your next login Maths/Numeracy teachers group will appear under My Glow Groups 75

76 How to access the group: Summary … 1.Go to the National Site homepage 2.Look for the section on National Glow Groups 3.Click on Click on Staffroom groups link 4.Two sections Glow groups Staffroom Glow Groups you are not a member of 5.In the first instance you will click on the second option above to navigate to the Mathematics / Numeracy Teachers Group 6.On your next login Maths/Numeracy teachers group will appear under My Glow Groups


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