ERIC Number: ED385758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Sequencing Guide for Numeracy: Whole Numbers.
Lucas, Kathleen; And Others
This booklet is a designed to introduce adult basic education/literacy instructors to a spiral sequencing approach that may be used to teach whole number skills. The booklet begins with a brief discussion of integration of numeracy into literacy instruction. Discussed next are the benefits of using a spiral sequence for numeracy facilitation and basic differences between the proposed spiral approach and the conventional linear approach found in many mathematics textbooks. The booklet's scope and structure are explained, and suggestions for using it are provided. A two-part spiral numeracy sequence, consisting of a 16-step preoperation sequence and a 23-step sequence for introducing whole number operations, is presented in detail. Concluding the booklet are linear sequences for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Classroom Techniques, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Sequential Approach, Spiral Curriculum, Whole Numbers
Adult Basic Education Unit, 777 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1L6, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Continuing Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)