Element 1 - Describe adult literacy in Aotearoa/Suggested teaching and learning activity 4

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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.