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Mathematical Literacy Grade 12 Assignments

  • Assessment, remedation & pre-requisite knowledge for mathematical literacy

    Great resource for Arnout http://www.brombacher.co.za for mathematical literacy. During April 2008 Brombacher and Associates ran a four-day workshop for FET College lecturers on the assessment and remediation of the pre-requisite knowledge and skills assumed to be necessary for students to be able to study Mathematical Literacy. The workshop was presented by Aarnout Brombacher and Marc North. It focussed on the use of pre-tests to determine the knowledge and skills that college students have at the start of the programme and on the teaching of the necessary knowledge and skills in those cases where the students do not have these.

    Tags: ml, ml123, assessment, mathematicalliteracy, basic operations, numbers, Order of operations, percentage, ratio, proportion, rate

  • Assessment and remediation of the pre-requisite knowledge and skills for Mathematical Literacy

    Number booklet coverDuring April 2008 Brombacher and Associates ran a four-day workshop for FET College lecturers on the assessment and remediation of the pre-requisite knowledge and skills assumed to be necessary for students to be able to study Mathematical Literacy. The workshop, presented by Aarnout Brombacher and Marc North,was attended by one lecturer from each of the 50 FET Colleges.

    The workshop focussed on the use of pre-tests to determine the knowledge and skills that college students have at the start of the programme and on the teaching of the necessary knowledge and skills in those cases where the students do not have these.

    Click on the link above  to access the pre-test and remediation materials developed for the workshop as well as the powerpoint slide shows that supported the teaching these could be used by college lecturers in their remediation efforts.

    Downloads:

    Handout (44 pages): Numbers (download)

    o Presentation: Order of operations (download)
    o Presentation: Percentage (download)
    o Presentation: Ratio (download)
    o Presentation: Proportion (download)
    o Presentation: Rate (download)

    Handout (40 pages): Patterns and Relationships (download)

    Handout (11 pages): Space, Shape and Orientation (download)

    Tags: aarnout brombacher, mark north, ml, mathematical, literacy, mathematics, space, shapeandspace, patterns, relationships

  • GUIDELINE DOCUMENT FOR CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT (CASS) PORTFOLIO – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network

    Tags: projects, assignments, investigations, LO1, AS12.1.3, cass, portfolios, gr12, programme ofassessment, learner’s portfolios, teacher portfolios, evaluating portfolios, assessment, LO4, AS12.4.3, AS12.4.4, Food and Recipes, Painting and Decorating

  • It’s all cricket’s fault

    Mathematics is used in interesting, and often less than accurate, ways. Newspapers present graphs showing apparently correlated variables, but with a little thought, some of the time you will find that whilst it looks like two variables are connected, there is actually no cause and effect. Sometimes this is because there is a third factor causing the movements in the variables — for example, if it is hot and sunny, sales of sunscreen lotion increase, as do sales of air-conditioners. If you plot these sales against each other, you find a correlation. However, they are only connected because of a third variable, the summer weather. Of course, an unscrupulous media can draw connections where they don’t exist for more political ends, such as blaming an increase in crime on the sales of hooded sweatshirts. And politicians have been known to confuse cause and effect, thinking that a local crime increase is due to the increased police presence, rather than the other way around.

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  • Mathematical Literacy

    Staff

    Subject Head
    Mrs Judith Parfitt, BA (Mus), HDE, (UPE), FDE (RAU)
    Click here to view the contact details of Mrs Parfitt.

     

    Overview

    Mathematical Literacy was introduced as a subject in 2006 with 11 students and has steadily grown since then. Two classes of matrics are currently completing their studies in this subject.


    Brief Policy

    Mathematical Literacy is a choice subject in Grades 10–12. Mathematical Literacy provides students with an awareness and understanding of the role that mathematics plays in the modern world. It is a subject driven by life-related applications of mathematics. It enables students to develop the ability and confidence to think numerically and spatially in order to interpret and critically analyse everyday situations and solve problems.


    Homework

    Classwork exercises are given daily and homework is usually given daily.


    Tests and forms of Assessment

    There are 2 controlled tests in Term 1 (one open-book), 1 in Term 2 and 2 in Term 3. Other assessment includes a research project, a source-based project, assignments, worksheets, class tests and formal examinations in Term 2 and 4.

    Grade 10 Information

    Curriculum

    Numbers and Operations

    Formulae (manipulating and substituting)
    Estimating
    Mental and Calculator Calculations
    Exponents
    Surds
    Percentages
    Scientific Numbers
    Exponents to Scientific Numbers also in S&M
    Budget sheets
    Bonds
    Number patterns
    Exponential graphs
    Loans
    Inflation
    Simple Interest
    Compound Interest
    Direct Proportion
    Personal Finances
    Assignment


    Data Handling

    Tally and frequency tables
    Summary statistics
    Bar diagrams
    Questionnaires
    Interviews
    Pie diagrams
    Line diagrams
    Histograms
    Stat diagrams
    Frequency
    Possible outcomes
    Expressing probability
    Conclusions


    Functional Relationships

    Tesselations
    Ratio/Rate
    Inverse Proportion
    Assessment
    Sketch and interpret
    Work with inverse proportion
    Linear Patterns
    Linear Functions
    Assessment
    Convert between units
    Quadratic Patterns
    Quadratic Functions


    Shape, Space and Measurement

    Length and distance
    Perimeter
    Area
    Volume
    Angles, Views
    Views of objects
    Enlarging and reducing drawings
    Convert between units
    2d and 3d problems


    Textbooks

    The Oxford Successful Mathematical Literacy Grade 10 (Johan Pretorius, Rika Potgieter, Werner Ladewig), 2005


    Grade 11 Information

    Curriculum

    Numbers and Operations

    Exponents – positive, including formulae, scientific notation
    Roots – by hand and calculator, formulae
    Expenditure and income
    Optimal selling price, profit margins


    Functional Relationships

    Linear functions – tables and graphs
    Compound growth – tables and graphs
    Ratio and Rates
    Direct and inverse proportion including tables and graphs
    Quadratic functions
    Relationships between variables


    Data Handling

    Stats:
    Tallies and tables incl mean, mode, median, range
    Pie diagrams, bar diagrams
    Probability: basics, contingency tables, trees
    Interpreting data


    Shape, Space and Measurement

    Lengths and distances – estimates, calculating
    Areas
    Volumes
    Units of measurement
    Scale drawings
    Mapwork, Cartesian plane
    Ratios for distance, position
    2D shapes, geometrical shapes
    Shapes, solids


    Textbooks

    The Oxford Successful Mathematical Literacy Grade 11 (Johan Pretorius, Rika Potgieter, Werner Ladewig), 2006


    Grade 12 Information

    Curriculum

    Numbers and Operations

    Taxation
    Currency
    Interest rates
    Compound and effectively equivalent simple interest
    Growth options
    Inflation
    Impact of interest on loans, bond repayments


    Functional Relationships

    Planning problems
    Constraints and limits
    Linear programming
    Graphs of indices and fluctuations


    Data Handling

    Stats: Mean, median, mode, range, variance, standard deviation, percentiles, quartiles, scatter plots
    Critiques of stats graphs
    Probability: basics, contingency tables, trees, interpreting data


    Shape, Space and Measurement

    Areas and surface areas
    Volumes of prisms
    Conversions of units
    Interpretations of Scale drawings, models
    Use of grids, maps and compass directions.

     
    Textbooks

    The Oxford Successful Mathematical Literacy Grade 12 (Johan Pretorius, Rika Potgieter, Werner Ladewig), 2007

     

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