Teaching mathematics and numeracy
New site from a UK maths teacher who wants to share the many resources he has created to aid conceptual teaching. Files are for interactive whiteboards (Smart Notebook and ActivInspire Flipchart format) and the majority come with a Word document lesson plan (these are great!).
There is also a section on proof and some Tarsia PDF resources.
Although the resources are categorised by GCSE grades A* to G many are ideal for E3-L2 Functional Maths.
A blog-style collection of teacher-submitted errors that learners make. Readers can then comment on where and why the learner went wrong and how this can be rectified in teaching.
Some examples might be good to use in class as starters or for discussion.
It is organised according US maths curriculum criteria but is easy to find maths topics either by age/grade or by subject (geometry, fractions, place value, etc.). Covers Entry 1 to Level 3.
A well established journal from the Centre for Research in Learning and Change, University of Technology, Sydney. It is subtitled ‘An International Journal in the education and training of adults’ and is available freely. You just need to register.
The latest version is Vol 19, No 1 (2011) but issues dating back to 2006 can be downloaded. The many fascinating papers can usefully be browsed by title, journal or author.
This page describes a simple activity that was used with Level 1 Adult Numeracy Certificate students recently when introducing fractions.
Till rolls are cheaply available in most stationery shops. The desks happen to be a round 60cm wide.
Adult Literacies online is the main online resource bank for the Scottish Government’s adult literacies programme. Also see The Scottish Government -lifelong learning pages for all the latest news on community learning and development in Scotland, development and training, pathfinder projects, learners zone, plus links to research and useful resources.
VALBEC is a major Canadian body for networking, professional development, sharing information and promoting good practice in adult literacy (and numeracy – see below).
You can enrol and receive an informative free monthly newsletter.
Utah Students at Risk has many online resources including several high frequency and sight word lists Dolch lists and Fry’s list.
A huge library of Mathematical Collections and Conference Proceedings. These do not appear to have been updated since 2006 but include: A sociocultural analysis of learning to teach (Merrilyn Goos) – where her three zone framework is discussed.
This is one of many Harvard references that I used in the Level 5 Maths ADTLLS, Meeting a learner’s needs / case study assignment (Part of Module 1: Approaches to Mathematics learning and teaching).
Evans, J. (2000), The Transfer of Mathematics Learning from School to Work not Straightforward but not Impossible Either. In: Besot, A. and Ridgeway, J., (eds.) Education for Mathematics in the Workplace.