Numeracy Resources for Adults
I'm looking for a current numeracy resource/pack to be used with a group of adults. Ideally, one that has been designed using the current numeracy langauge of schools. The hope being that if the adults then decide to help, or even discuss numeracy with children they won't confuse them by using different language. Can anyone out there share, or signpost me to a numeracy resource that would do this?
I mainly deliver to P1 parents and have a few ideas. I do not have a 'course' as such. If you would like to chat you can contact me on: 01896 664160 - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
I can see if I can scan you some of the things I use.
I also sometimes deliver to older children but again don't have electronic copies.
Hope this helps
HI Becca, thank you for your reply. I'm sure I'll be calling at some point!
When I work with literacies learners I use a pack call ARK KEYS to numeracy. I find it links nicely to SQA numeracy SCQF3/4.
You need to pad it out with other learning materials but I methods are very clear and it doesn't feel childish.
Hope this helps?
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Hi Becca ... do you have a link for the ARKS pack, by any chance?
I used to have it amongst my resources but have since lost it. Too many moves within my service and it's probably still in a box somewhere!
I am thinking this is a great idea for an Ed. Scot. resource to be developed !
In my experience it is difficult to find adult numeracy resources which link to current primary teaching . I have used BBC skillswise in the past but like Becca usually pull together materials from a variety of places - would be really great if there was a springboard resource people could put their hands on where adult numeracy relates to curriculum.
Counting on a Greener Scotland resource pack has a numeracy section which relates to the environment topics highlighted -these topics link to the curriculum as this is the main focus of the resource so numeracy is a support but not main feature.
Could put something out through numeracy network to get a range of examples people use?
Good luck and congrats. on job too
As a parent of primary school aged children (as well as a CLD worker) I've found the book "Maths for Mums and Dads" to be very useful!
Maths for Mums and Dads by Mike Askew https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0224086359/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_1Bt2Cb19P4YJX
The also have a version for secondary school, called "the teenage years"
More Maths for Mums and Dads by Mike Askew https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0224095315/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_6Ct2CbTM9RCDG
Thank you for this Avril. I hadn't seen these books before so just spent much longer than I should have done on the 'look inside' facility on Amazon. I really like the explanations at the beginning so I'll be ordering these.
Hi Dehra ...
Congratulations on the new job - hope it's all going well!
Last saw you when we had a wee sub-group with Jackie, working on matching the ALN Professional Development Framework competencies to the CLD Competencies. That sounds about right ...
Just had a thought about a numeracy resource for adults - what about the Liverpool Community College materials for numeracy? I use them and they're really good.