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