Element 1 - Describe adult literacy in Aotearoa/Suggested teaching and learning activity 4
Continuums and Timelines
Exploring attitudes to maths/numeracy and the impact on numeracy learning. Also exploring the implications of changing numeracy demands in the workplace.
Purpose: to identify personal attitudes to numeracy.
- Use continuum activities to explore personal attitudes and experiences around numeracy, eg,: hate numbers - love numbers; don‟t feel very competent - feel very competent.
- Create a personal timeline from birth to present to express changing feelings about maths over time. The horizontal axis represents time, perhaps by decade, and the vertical axis represents a scale from -10 (awful) to 0 (neutral) to +10 (excellent). Discuss the impact of different or changing work demands on feelings towards math.