Section 3: Best Practices and Do’s & Don’ts

Best Practices and Do’s & Don’ts

  • Help learners understand that achieving basic numeracy skills will make a huge difference in all aspects of their life: support them to be more employable, help them achieve a greater understanding of the world around you, save them time and money and may even improve their well-being and reduce stress.
  • Show tips and tricks to help solve common problems along the way like working out the best deals on products and services, planning a household budget and working out your share of a restaurant bill.
  • Although you can quickly preform division sums on a calculator by learning how to calculate division manually can help in situations when you don’t have a calculator to hand or don’t want to use one. Division sums can look daunting but in fact, as with most mathematics, they are logical.
  • A good graph or chart can show as much as several paragraphs of words. But how do you choose which style of graph to use? There are several different types of charts and graphs. The four most common are probably line graphs, bar graphs and histograms, pie charts, and Cartesian graphs. They are generally used for, and best for, quite different things.(1)