The Numeracy for work titles are designed to assist students to recognise and develop everyday numeracy skills.
Numeracy for work - Handling data, Entry Level 1 series has been specifically developed to provide tasks that are familiar and accessible to less able students, using real-world settings – a factory, a supermarket and a hotel – to put everyday numeracy skills in context. The activities are of a lower level than those in series 1 and 2, and are ideal for students who require a foundation in basic skills before progressing to higher levels.
In Handling data, Entry level 1, students are introduced to different ways of presenting data, how to compare and extract information from lists, and how to sort objects into groups.
The photocopiable work sheets are also included as a PDF on the attached CD-ROM, making them ideal resources for use on interactive whiteboards.
Tasks include: Choosing different ways of presenting data; Comparing lists; Getting information from a diagram; Making pictograms; Reading a staff holiday list; Reading a timetable; Reading stock lists; Showing data as tally charts; Sorting objects into groups; Writing numerical and alphabetical lists.
This checklist highlights the major uses and benefits of the books:
Supplementary classroom lessons
Reinforcement of learning
Extension work for advanced students
Preparation for assessment
Creative teaching ideas
Developing greater student interest and understanding
A fresh approach to a topic
Away to target student weaknesses
Suitable for individual or group work
A variety of activities for home study