# Numeracy Hit

26 Jun

I was recently asked for numeracy ideas which could be delivered to all departments across the curriculum as a hit of numeracy. Below I’ve listed the ideas that came to mind.

Participation Pie Charts

When completing group work, as the pupils to draw or use an instant pie chart, where each colour represents each member of the group. They then represent their participation through proportions.

Check out our post Instant Graphs for instructions on how to make instant pie charts.

Where is the Maths

Display subject related photos such as sprinters crossing the finish line in PE, Mondrian photos in Art, or a freeze frame from a Simpson’s episode (any they have a lot of maths) and pose the questions “where is the maths”?

Is …… a Mathematician?

Again use a subject related picture such as a picture of Heston for Food Technology is displayed along with the question “is Heston a Mathematician”?

Organising & Sorting

Ask pupils to organise or sort items, products, topics, keywords into groups. Use hula hoops to create venn diagrams. Ask pupils to justify their categories.

Is there a pattern?
Can you predict what is next?
What’s the same? What’s different?

I love this idea from Mr Collin’s check it out here. Ask pupils to create a list of topic keywords and using the scrabble value for each letter they find the total sum of each word. The student who find a topic related word with the highest score wins.

You might also be interested in reading our posts Numeracy Coordinator – Making the role count! and Instant Graphs.

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NumberLoving Sharon

### 3 Responses to “Numeracy Hit”

1. ibelitetutor August 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

pie chart, bar graph, histograms are really very interactive ways to represent data.
thanks for sharing this beautiful post

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• Sharon Derbyshire August 1, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

They really are! Best wishes for he new academic year! Sharon

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2. oscarduyorjr November 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

Thank you for sharing your engaging activities. Very useful.

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