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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 25 Numeracy in REFLECT

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 25 Numeracy in REFLECT Nicola Foroni and Kate Newman Introduction through the formal system. They have been taught that there is only one right way, and only one right answer, in mathematics. Thus, it is necessary to go back to some basic `There does not exist a single illiterate adult who has not acquired some mathematical questions, including: why teach numeracy? knowledge and/or a mental logic that they Can numeracy work contribute to, and be can apply' interwoven with, the empowerment process? Luis Orrellana, El Salvador What particular approaches to numeracy can be integrated with the REFLECT process? `Though people can live without being able to read and write, the ability to operate Why numeracy? mathematically is an essential element of everyday life' Teresa Casteneda, Peru There are many reasons for strengthening the role of numeracy within literacy programmes and, specifically, within REFLECT Despite the above statements, mathematics is programmes. These reasons will vary from often given second place in literacy context to context, but the sorts of arguments programmes. Even in progressive literacy that have been used by REFLECT programmes, numeracy is often an appendage, practitioners in different contexts include: addressed using more ...

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