Understanding Numeracy

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  • Understanding Numeracy

    1. 1. Numeracy Lifelong confidence with Mathematics Framework for Action 2007 – 2010
    2. 3. Why Numeracy?
    3. 4. John Bynner and Samantha Parsons
    4. 5. People without numeracy skills suffered worse disadvantage in employment than those with poor literacy skills. “ ”
    5. 6. had less chance of being employed Men with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy:
    6. 7. Men with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: had less chance of being in a company pension scheme
    7. 8. were more at risk of depression Men with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy:
    8. 9. Men with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: have little interest in politics
    9. 10. Men with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: were more likely to have been suspended from school, or arrested and cautioned By the police.
    10. 12. Women with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: less likely to be in full-time work (regardless of how many children they had)
    11. 13. Women with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: if in work, more likely to be in semi-skilled or unskilled jobs
    12. 14. Women with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: less likely to have interest in politics, or to vote
    13. 15. Women with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: more likely to report poor physical health
    14. 16. Women with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: more likely to be in a non-working household
    15. 17. Women with poor numeracy, irrespective of their standard of literacy: more likely to have low self-esteem and a feeling they lacked control over their lives
    16. 19. while the impact of low literacy and low numeracy skills is substantial, low numeracy has the greater negative effect, even when it is combined with competent literacy. “ ”
    17. 20. The definition…
    18. 21. To be numerate is to use mathematics effectively to meet the general demands of life at home, in paid work, and for participation in community and civic life.
    19. 22. In school education, numeracy is a fundamental component of learning … across all areas of the curriculum.
    20. 23. <ul><li>Mathematics ≠ Numeracy </li></ul>
    21. 24. <ul><li>Numeracy = Everyone's Business </li></ul>
    22. 25. <ul><li>You are already </li></ul><ul><li>doing it !! </li></ul>
    23. 27. Numeracy is embedded in specific contexts and has real world purpose.
    24. 28. <ul><li>What next? </li></ul>
    25. 29. <ul><li>Numeracy = Everyone's Business </li></ul>

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