ERIC Number: ED411712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Numeracy Handbook: A Resource for Literacy and Numeracy Teachers.
Lukin, Annabelle; Ross, Linda
The numeracy handbook is a practical guide for teachers of numeracy and literacy to learners of English as a Second Language. Focus is on teaching numeracy and integrating numeracy and literacy. It considers issues in defining and teaching numeracy, examines numeracy in the workplace, designing a course and a unit of work, and analyzes numeracy skills. It also includes class activities at three levels of difficulty, a section on professional development activities for teachers, and a list of resources currently available in this field. The handbook contains five sections: (1) issues in teaching numeracy (why teach numeracy, the difference between numeracy and mathematics, numeracy theories, helping students develop numeracy concepts, developing mathematical language); (2) numeracy in the workplace (numeracy in occupations, changing numeracy demands, metric and imperial systems in the workplace, numeracy in workplace tasks); (3) designing a course (the design process, student profile, student needs and goals, planning a course, disparate levels, general methodological principles, assessment); (4) designing a unit of work (integrating language, literacy, and numeracy in the classroom, starting with a text type, starting with a numeracy concept, starting with a task, starting with a topical issue); and (5) numeracy strands and skills (the number system, space, measurement, data, estimation, calculator). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Calculators, Concept Formation, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Diagrams, English (Second Language), Estimation (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Graphs, Instructional Design, Job Skills, Language Role, Language Usage, Literacy Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Measurement, Number Systems, Numeracy, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Spatial Ability, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2109 ($26.95, Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., Sydney (Australia). National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research.; Save the Children, London (England).