Being Numerate

(Category: Key Skills Initiatives)
"We only think when confronted with a problem." - John Dewey.

This initiative recognises the importance of being numerate in today’s world. This initiative will provide opportunities for schools to develop creative ways to promote the necessary skills to become numerate. Numeracy involves the ability to distinguish between facts, using critical thinking and reasoning skills to process information and express ideas mathematically. With this in mind, schools may consider using this initiative to encourage students to gather and present information or use problem-solving skills on a project.
You can also find some other ideas for the classroom here: https://www.pdst.ie/sites/default/files/DEIS%20NUMERACY%20BOOKLET.pdf


• Please enclose in your evaluation a detailed description of the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative along with any relevant photographs of the activities undertaken (no direct student photos please).
• The evaluation should be submitted online at www.jcsp.ie.