A set of online games using story, text, number, and concepts for 8th grade on numeracy that show how integrated numeracy becomes. Things that have direction can be numeracy. Math is not always number form. A good read of geometry or the logic statements lets students have words to describe math.
A module concentrating on numeracy for K to 5th grade with a set of activities giving a variety of options and ways to handle a strand of number sense. Viewing across the grade levels gives a perspecitve of what students come with and what students need to head toward making sure the fullness of number sense is taught and not just bits and pieces. It is extremely important that a teacher know the previous grade level standards, the present grade level standards, and the next year standards.
Starting as early as kindergarten in developing number sense and numeracy develops flexibility of mind. At this point in development any issues are easy to address and put an intervention in. The at risk kindergarten students sent to me needed the foundational elements of numbers such as spelling the name, counting to three, and graphics of numbers to put that schema in their mind. It needs to be structured play and fun in kindergarten hence the use of computer games.
An article on appropriate activities for developing number sense in elementary school. It cannot be a one time deal. You have to take different number sense strategies and warm students up on such. Also you must remind them to do mental math first to get an estimate. Otherwise you are in the dark mathematically and have no check against any issues. My students became better at math after I did UIL Number Sense since I took the techniques to the classroom.
The Weird and wonderful Fibonacci numbers that display all over in nature and are an underlying pattern to understand the universe. These numbers are highlighted in science but often not math. Kids love seeing the numbers in math in nature. It is an intricate pattern as well.
A Harvard Professor giving a chat on TED talks to emphasize the importance of combining literacy and numeracy in the early years. It is how humans learn. We mix number and letter. We sort and resort it making it useful for our tasks. Hearing a college educated expert speak to the joy of math for teachers and students makes real change in education. It is no longer about the work sheets but real life. This site is especially useful.
An online course to improve your mental math making it easy for a teacher to update or introduce something new to their students. Pictures whether static or media streamed make it easier to keep long term information input. Teachers have to do mental math to model for students. It is hard to get teachers to do this since it is out loud thinking and you make mistakes and it is messy. It is suppose to be and the way real math works.
People are scared of math. I as a teacher I hate that. Math when taught well and holistically is incredibly interesting. Here is a solution. Numeracy. Teaching numeracy increases mental math and decreases fear of math. It shows a person that it is fine if they take time to figure something out and there is more than one way to do that. I had UIL award winning Number Sense students who would teach the methods to other students.