Numeracy

Let’s Talk About Math!

Children’s brains are ready to understand number concepts earlier than many people expect. A little encouragement that is playful and part of everyday life can boost their learning. Let’s Talk About Math is a guide to introducing young children to math concepts and words. It shows how easy it can be to talk about math… Read more

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. It’s a time to increase our awareness and appreciation of both. Why? Mathematics and statistics play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems–internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more. They also play an important role in everyday life – budgeting, calculating interest,… Read more

Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education

If you are a math practitioner working with adults, the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education is written for you. This special issue is devoted to numeracy education – research, effective practices and new instructional strategies. Click here to read the issue online. For… Read more

Math Fun: Dice Games

You can have fun while building numeracy skills! Thanks to a grant from the Hamber Foundation we have been developing our numeracy collection, and that includes books with fun math activities. Here are some of the books with dice games recently added to the collection: Rolling into math This book includes the instructions for more… Read more

Numeracy in Action

New from Community Literacy of Ontario! Numeracy in Action: Curriculum and Resources to Understand and Use Numbers is a curriculum designed to help learners develop and practise math skills through mostly task-based, authentic activities. There are four modules: Manage Money, Manage Time, Use Measures, and Manage Data. Designed for use by practitioners (teachers, instructors and… Read more

Pi Day this weekend

Pi Day is this Saturday, March 14th (3.14.15).  Celebrate by having some math fun (and maybe even eating pie)! Here’s a link to some free jigsaw puzzles for subtraction and for multiplication and division. Looking for more ideas to make math fun?  Contact library@decoda.ca for books with math games and puzzles. We also have a section… Read more