The author focuses especially on weaknesses in numeracy often observed in adults, and in teacher-trainees in particular.
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About the Author
Derek Haylock is an education writer, with an extensive list of publications in the field of mathematics education. He worked for over 30 years in teacher education, both initial and in-service, and was Co-Director of Primary Initial Teacher Training and responsible for the mathematics components of the primary programmes at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. He has considerable practical experience of teaching and researching in primary classrooms. His work in mathematics education has taken him to Germany, Belgium, Lesotho, Kenya, Brunei, India and Sweden. As well as his publications in the field of education, he has written seven books of Christian drama for young people and a Christmas musical (published by Church House/National Society). For 15 years after his time at UEA he was in great demand as a consultant and professional speaker. His work as a writer continues.
Table of Contents
Mental Calculations, Changing Proportions to PercentagesMental Calculations, Changing More Proportions to PercentagesDecimals and PercentagesUnderstanding Data Presented in TablesTwo-Way Tables for Comparing Two Sets of DataBar Charts and Frequency Tables for Discrete DataBar Charts for Grouped Discrete DataFinding a Fraction of a QuantityFractions to Decimals and Vice VersaExpressing a Percentage in Fraction NotationThe Commutative LawThe Associative LawThe Distributive LawUsing a Four-Function Calculator, Precedence of OperatorsUsing a Four-Function Calculator for Money CalculationsUsing the Memory on a Four-Function CalculatorUsing a Calculator to Express a Proportion as a PercentageRounding AnswersVery Large and Very Small NumbersMental Calculators, Multiplication StrategiesMental Calculators, Division StrategiesMental Calculators, Finding a Percentage of a QuantityFinding a Percentage of a Quantity Using a CalculatorAdding and Subtracting DecimalsMental Calculators, Adding ListsMore Multiplications StrategiesMore Division StrategiesMultiplication with DecimalsDivision with DecimalsUsing Approximations to Check Your AnswersMental Calculations, TimeKnowledge of Metric Units of Length and DistanceKnowledge of Metric Units of Area and Solid VolumeKnowledge of Other Metric UnitsMental Calculations, MoneySimplifying RatiosSharing a Quantity in a Given RatioIncreasing or Decreasing by a PercentageExpressing an Increase or Decrease as a PercentageFinding the Original Value after a Percentage Increase or DecreaseCalculating MeanModesMediansUpper and Lower QuartilesMeasures of Spread, Range and Inter-quartile RangeBox-and-Whisker DiagramsMore Box-and-Whisker DiagramsPercentilesReading Scatter GraphsScatter Graphs and CorrelationConversion GraphsInterpreting Pie ChartsSubstituting into FormulasWeighted MeansCombining Means or Percentages from Two or More Sets of DataUnderstanding Cumulative Frequency GraphsCumulative Frequency Graphs, Finding the Median and QuartilesLine Graphs for Representing Data over TimeBar Charts for Comparing Two Sets of DataThe Notion of Value-AddedInterpreting Value-added Graphs