My Math Forum  

Go Back   My Math Forum > Math Forums > Math

Math General Math Forum - For general math related discussion and news


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
January 30th, 2017, 08:05 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Joined: Aug 2015
From: Sunderland

Posts: 10
Thanks: 0

Teaching maths

Hi, I have an interview tomorrow. There are two questions that I am going to be asked. Does teaching maths to KS4 differ from that of KS3? My instant is that it does not apart from the fact that more revision is needed in KS4? The topics are still the same and can be taught in KS3 equally with equal importance?

Also, I have been asked to talk about the difference between numeracy and maths. For me, numeracy is more about understanding essential number skills? Where maths goes beyond into geometry, shape etc. and uses numeracy for mathematics workings out?

I hope all makes sense.
cj2007 is offline  
 
January 30th, 2017, 05:29 PM   #2
Global Moderator
 
Joined: May 2007

Posts: 6,235
Thanks: 497

What are KS3 and KS4?
mathman is offline  
January 30th, 2017, 05:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: May 2016
From: USA

Posts: 632
Thanks: 257

Personally, I think "numeracy" merely means being fully capable and consequently fully confident in the basic arithmetic of non-negative rational numbers. It does not imply any understanding of elementary algebra or even negative and algebraic numbers, let alone real or complex numbers.
JeffM1 is offline  
January 30th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2012

Posts: 1,373
Thanks: 322

If you are given a problem and you use the exact correct yet make a minor error to get an answer wildly out of scale with what it should be; "math" is knowing the procedure and how to do the problem. Numeracy is knowing that your answer is wildly out of scale so that you must have made a mistake.

It's very possible to have the former and not the latter. And it's a teachable skill. When you get an answer, does it make general sense?
Maschke is offline  
January 30th, 2017, 07:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Joined: May 2016
From: USA

Posts: 632
Thanks: 257

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeracy
JeffM1 is offline  
January 30th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #6
Math Team
 
Joined: Dec 2013
From: Colombia

Posts: 6,778
Thanks: 2195

Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra
Quote:
Originally Posted by mathman View Post
What are KS3 and KS4?
Key stage 3 and key stage 4.
v8archie is offline  
Reply

  My Math Forum > Math Forums > Math

Tags
maths, teaching



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teaching mathematics through the ages v8archie Math 5 January 29th, 2017 04:23 AM
Self-Teaching Guide icor1031 Algebra 0 April 3rd, 2014 01:48 PM
Teaching! matthematical Academic Guidance 4 July 20th, 2011 01:01 PM
I need help I am teaching myself chrisdg Calculus 2 May 27th, 2009 03:55 PM
Self-teaching to get to Calculus wondermoose Calculus 2 May 5th, 2009 06:32 AM





Copyright © 2017 My Math Forum. All rights reserved.