Element 1 - Describe adult literacy in Aotearoa/Example 1

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Brainstorm to explore the meaning of numeracy Readings about current definitions and theories on what it means to be numerate


Purpose: to explore the meaning of numeracy. In small groups, brainstorm everything to do with number or spatial thinking that learners have encountered since they woke up. Draw out less obvious contexts, such as a petrol gauge, that have underpinning numeracy concepts (fractions), but don‟t explicitly use numbers. Use the results to develop a definition for numerate behaviour that includes more than the ability to „do arithmetic‟. Compare the group definition with that used in the Learning Progressions.