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Numeracy for Teaching / Edition 1

Numeracy for Teaching / Edition 1

by Derek Haylock


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Numeracy for Teaching / Edition 1

The author focuses especially on weaknesses in numeracy often observed in adults, and in teacher-trainees in particular.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761974611
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/07/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.68(h) x (d)

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 Percentages
Mental Calculations, Changing More Proportions to Percentages
Decimals and Percentages
Understanding Data Presented in Tables
Two-Way Tables for Comparing Two Sets of Data
Bar Charts and Frequency Tables for Discrete Data
Bar Charts for Grouped Discrete Data
Finding a Fraction of a Quantity
Fractions to Decimals and Vice Versa
Expressing a Percentage in Fraction Notation
The Commutative Law
The Associative Law
The Distributive Law
Using a Four-Function Calculator, Precedence of Operators
Using a Four-Function Calculator for Money Calculations
Using the Memory on a Four-Function Calculator
Using a Calculator to Express a Proportion as a Percentage
Rounding Answers
Very Large and Very Small Numbers
Mental Calculators, Multiplication Strategies
Mental Calculators, Division Strategies
Mental Calculators, Finding a Percentage of a Quantity
Finding a Percentage of a Quantity Using a Calculator
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Mental Calculators, Adding Lists
More Multiplications Strategies
More Division Strategies
Multiplication with Decimals
Division with Decimals
Using Approximations to Check Your Answers
Mental Calculations, Time
Knowledge of Metric Units of Length and Distance
Knowledge of Metric Units of Area and Solid Volume
Knowledge of Other Metric Units
Mental Calculations, Money
Simplifying Ratios
Sharing a Quantity in a Given Ratio
Increasing or Decreasing by a Percentage
Expressing an Increase or Decrease as a Percentage
Finding the Original Value after a Percentage Increase or Decrease
Calculating Mean
Upper and Lower Quartiles
Measures of Spread, Range and Inter-quartile Range
Box-and-Whisker Diagrams
More Box-and-Whisker Diagrams
Reading Scatter Graphs
Scatter Graphs and Correlation
Conversion Graphs
Interpreting Pie Charts
Substituting into Formulas
Weighted Means
Combining Means or Percentages from Two or More Sets of Data
Understanding Cumulative Frequency Graphs
Cumulative Frequency Graphs, Finding the Median and Quartiles
Line Graphs for Representing Data over Time
Bar Charts for Comparing Two Sets of Data
The Notion of Value-Added
Interpreting Value-added Graphs

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