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Numeracy for Teaching

Numeracy for Teaching

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By (author) Derek Haylock

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  • Publisher: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 24mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 7 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 076197461X
  • ISBN 13: 9780761974611
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 685,332

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'Comprises a very helpful resource for students who are obliged to succeed in passing the QTS numeracy test in order to gain QTS. It should provide a valuable resource for students to increase their confidence as well as their competence' - Mathematics in Schools 'The stated aim of this book is to help teacher-trainees prepare for the numeracy test all new entrants to the profession now have to pass. Any trainee worried about the test should find this a useful resource!. As in similar books by Derek Haylock, the mathematical content is written in a clear and accessible style' - Mike Askew, Times Educational Supplement Quotes from the author's students 'The book is excellent. I think it will present students and others with a valuable resource, not only to help with the QTS test, but also for teaching. I could see myself using it on "dip-in-as-necessary" basis'. 'The practice questions were really helpful for checking and consolidating learning. The material was useful for the QTS test, particularly the mental calculations. Many thanks for letting me work through your sample material. I cannot begin to tell you how much more I have learnt!This has definitely made me feel more confident about passing the QTS numeracy skills test! I have definitely demonstrated to myself from this material that my ability to complete calculations mentally has increased. I can calculate faster and with some accuracy now!' 'Comprises a very helpful resource for students who are obliged to succeed in passing the QTS numeracy test in order to gain QTS. It should provide a valuable resource for students to increase their confidence as well as their competence' - Mathemtics in Schools This book is designed to help teacher-trainees prepare for the Qualified Teaching Standards numeracy test that must now be passed by all entrants to the teaching profession. The author focuses especially on weaknesses in numeracy often observed in adults, and in teacher-trainees in particular. As far as possible, this mathematics is set in the professional context of teaching, drawing on statistics and other data from individual schools, the DfEE and the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA).

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Derek Haylock is an education consultant and writer in the field of mathematics education. He is a Senior Fellow in Education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he worked for over 30 years in primary teacher training and in education research. He is a major author in education, with a large number of published books and chapters in books. His best-selling Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers (Sage) has been the leader in the field for many years, with a fourth edition published in 2010. Derek's work is characterized by a commitment to explain mathematics in simple and accessible ways and to enable the subject to be taught and learnt with understanding and confidence. He is married, with two grown-up daughters and three grandsons. Outside of mathematics, he is a Free Church elder, plays the trumpet, and is passionate about classical music, cricket, walking (quickly) and cycling (slowly). Derek Haylock has a website at: http://derek-haylock.blogspot.com/

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'Any trainee worried about the test should find this a useful resource... As in similar books by Derek Haylock, the mathematical content is written in a clear and accessible style' - Mike Askew, Times Educational Supplement 'A very helpful resource for students who are obliged to succeed in passing the QTS numeracy test in order to gain QTS. It should provide a valuable resource for students to increase their confidence as well as their competence' - Mathematics in Schools

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 Modes Medians Upper and Lower Quartiles Measures of Spread, Range and Inter-quartile Range Box-and-Whisker Diagrams More Box-and-Whisker Diagrams Percentiles 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