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The Minimum Core for Numeracy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

The Minimum Core for Numeracy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

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June 2009 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
The teacher training framework, introduced in September 2007, requires all teachers in the post-16 sector to possess knowledge, understanding and personal skills to at least level 2 in the minimum core for numeracy. Coverage and assessment of the core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.

This book is a practical guide to numeracy for trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. It enables trainee teachers to identify and develop their own numeracy skills and also to support their students' numeracy.

Continuing professional development
Different factors affecting the acquisition and development of number skills
Barriers inhibiting the development of number skills
Principal disabilities and learning difficulties relating to numeracy
Numeracy and participation in public life
Numeracy processes: performing calculations
Numeracy processes: presenting information
A final word
Appendix 1: Glossary of acronyms
Appendix 2: Summary of The Minimum Core for Numeracy requirements

"At last, some useful resources to support the Minimum Core! Brilliant, thank you." (Senior lecturer, Truro College.)

Good basis for the classroom and lesson planning

Mrs Jacqui Robinson
Adult Team, Harlow College
March 19, 2015

Helps cross reference with assignments and helps you apply in the classroom

Miss Kerry Simm
Adult Team Apprentices, Harlow College
December 4, 2014

For me personally, this book was a very good read! As i have a dyslexic disability, it was clear and concise making it easier for me to read and digest the amount of information given. It has also given me new insights on how numberacy is used and how i can support my students.

Miss Jade-Marie Davies
Performing Arts, Filton College
February 19, 2014

A very useful resource for the embedding of functional skills within sessions and also for units that require input on the minimum core.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
January 9, 2014

Very clear layout - useful tips for embedding these skills in to sessions with my students.

Miss Emily Bowers
Art & Design, Swindon College
November 12, 2013

Essential reading for DTLLS Gives trainee teachers a comprehensive understanding of the implication and application of Numeracy skills for teachers in the Post Compulsory Sector.

Mrs Sandra Murray
Education , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
April 12, 2013

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ISBN: 9781844452170