How are literacy and numeracy similar?
|People who are literate…||People who are numerate…|
|read and write to further their knowledge of other subjects||use math to further their knowledge of other subjects|
|interpret text from a variety of different genres (e.g. poetry, technical prose, fictional prose)||interpret numerical (algebraic), graphical, diagrammatic and written information|
|select the appropriate genre/voice for their audience/purpose||select the appropriate mathematics to model the situation|
|express themselves in a variety of genres||use numerical (algebraic), graphical, diagrammatic and written expression|
|can evaluate the reliability and relevance of sources||can evaluate to accuracy and efficiency of a solution|
|deepen their skills by reading and writing for pleasure||deepen their skills by using them for pleasure (e.g. board games, logic puzzles)|
What are the elements of a successful numeracy development program? What elements are (or aren’t) present in typical math classroom?