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MINISTERIAL ORDER (#001/2013) 2.3 All students will employ literacy and numeracy to construct and communicate meaning. ® DIGIPICT THE EVOLUTION OF NUMERACY Formative Phase (1959-1982) A numerate person is able to use arithmetic skills that are normally acquired in childhood. Crown-owned THE EVOLUTION OF NUMERACY Mathematical Phase (1982-late 1990s) A numerate person uses math in everyday life and understands and appreciates information presented in mathematical terms. © Photodisc/Getty Images • technology • information overload • global competition © Photodisc/Getty Images WHAT IS DRIVING A NEW DEFINITION? THE EVOLUTION OF NUMERACY Integrative Phase (1990-today) © Photodisc/Getty Images A numerate possesses the power and habit of mind to search out quantitative information, critique it, reflect upon it, and apply it in their public, personal and professional lives. National Numeracy Network, 2012. ALBERTA EDUCATION DRAFT DEFINITION OF NUMERACY Numeracy is the confidence and habits of mind to engage with, critically assess, reflect upon and apply quantitative and spatial information when making judgments and decisions or taking action in all aspects of daily living. 7 © Photodisc/Getty Images How many sheep? THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATHEMATICS AND NUMERACY Mathematics is its own discipline. • numbers and mathematical concepts are objects of study • some math skills/understandings are required to be numerate. Numeracy is cross-curricular because it must have a context in or outside of a school setting. • numbers are used to describe or label • dependent on multiple factors • requires more than one literacy • influenced by society or culture. © Photodisc/Getty Images © Photodisc/Getty Images © Artville/Getty Images True Numeracy tasks generally require quantitative or spatial information in everyday situations or contexts that have a tendency to be complex or less defined. Mathematics often requires procedural knowledge and understanding applied to more defined problems that are life-like. LOOKING AT A PROBLEM FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MATHEMATICS Greg and his family are helping their friends move from Edmonton to Calgary, a distance of 300 km. They are using his father’s truck to transport the furniture. If they travel at a speed of 100 km per hour, how long will it take to return to Edmonton? Answer: __________________________ LOOKING AT A PROBLEM FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF NUMERACY Greg and his family are helping their friends move from Edmonton to Calgary, a distance of 300 km. They are using his father’s truck to transport the furniture. If they travel at a speed of 100 km per hour, how long will it take to return to Edmonton? • How long will it take to unload the furniture? • Will they stop to eat? • Will they need to stop for gas? What answers would be reasonable? © Photodisc/Getty Images In Mathematics understanding develops vertically. In Numeracy understanding develops horizontally. © celena beech/Photos.com Numeracy is employed in every aspect of being an engaged thinker and ethical citizen with an entrepreneurial spirit. © Photodisc/Getty Images © Photodisc/Getty Images Higher level Mathematics is required in post-secondary education as well as in a variety of professions, occupations and research. CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF A NUMERACY PROBLEM • Lacks specificity • Prompts critical thinking • Connected to real life Would you ever do this in real life? • Presents context that is outside of mathematics © Photodisc/Getty Images CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION: Monthly Plan Price Talk Text Internet Video & Picture Messaging $25/month 100 local minutes 0 0 0 Unlimited 0 Unlimited 1000 Canada-wide Unlimited long distance 500 MB Unlimited Unlimited Canada- Unlimited wide long distance 250 MB Unlimited Canada- Unlimited wide long distance 3 GB (shared) (Unlimited after 6pm) $30/month 200 local minutes (Unlimited after 6pm) $55/month $70/month $85/month (+ $55/extra line) Overages: $15/1GB Unlimited Overages: $15/300MB Unlimited Overages: $15/1GB Which cell phone plan would work best for you? Curriculum Development Prototyping Guide (August 2013) – pages 29 - 31 Guide du prototypage pour l’élaboration du curriculum (Aout 2013) – pages 36 - 37 The Lack of Pirates is Causing Global Warming Being Numerate Matters