Numeracy Conference 2017

NALA and the ‘Research in School & Education’ (RISE) Research Group,

School of Education, Trinity College Dublin present:

Keeping it real:

Relating maths to real life situations

A professional development event for adult numeracy practitioners and Further Education and Training practitioners who want to learn more about numeracy

Synge Theatre, Arts Block, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

Tuesday 30 May 2017 from 9.30am to 3.30pm

9.30    Registration: Tea and coffee

10.00  Welcome

Andrew Loxley, Head of School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

10.05  Opening remarks

Chairperson

10.15  NALA update

Fergus Dolan, Literacies Development Worker, NALA

10.25  Promoting learning in maths using digital technologies

Jill Brown, Controlled Schools’ Support Council, Belfast

10.45  The flipped numeracy classroom: How it’s done and why it works

Niall O’Connor, Maths and Computer Studies Teacher, Le Chéile Secondary School,Dublin

11.00 Children’s primary school maths: Working with parents to support their children

Kevin Kelly, Adult Literacy Organiser, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (ETB)

11.15  Questions and answers

11.50  Go to workshops

12.00 – 1.30 Workshops:

A.Strategies for teaching shape and space – Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)

B.Real world examples of statistics: A focus on concepts at QQI Levels 2 and 3 - Fiona Faulkner, Lecturer in Maths, Dublin Institute of Technology

C.Teaching integers, rounding-off and significant figures – Ann Marie Mahon and Adrienne Kilkenny, Maths tutors, Youth Training and Development Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare

D.Fractions, decimals and percentages: Relating these to real-life situations – Fionnuala Carter, Numeracy Trainer

E.Problem solving for numeracy teachers - Mark Prendergast, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Trinity College Dublin

F.Financial maths with percentages, interest rates and budgeting - Sorcha Moran,

Numeracy Trainer and Tutor, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB

G. Bridging the gap from Level 2 to Level 3 in Maths QQI modules – Sinéad Clinton, Distance Learning Service Tutor, NALA

H.Applying algebra to real-life situations - Niamh O’Meara, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Limerick

1.30    Lunch

2.00 – 3.30 Workshops:

I.Making an I-Spy Riddle: Explore a flexible family learning project with numeracy concepts like problem-solving, shape, space, dimensions, patterns and calculations – Pam Buchanan, Adult, Family and Community Learning Facilitator, Dublin

Note:Please bring a small object to this workshop and be part of the hands-on demonstration. Check out some official I-Spy Riddle books at: http://www.scholastic.com/ispy/books/index.htm

J.Real world examples of statistics: A focus on concepts at QQI Levels 2 and 3- Fiona Faulkner, Lecturer in Maths, Dublin Institute of Technology

K.Teaching integers, rounding-off and significant figures – Ann Marie Mahon and Adrienne Kilkenny, Maths tutors, Youth Training and Development Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare

L.Fractions, decimals and percentages: Relating these to real-life situations – Fionnuala Carter, Numeracy Trainer

M.Problem solving for numeracy teachers - Mark Prendergast, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Trinity College Dublin

N.Financial maths with percentages, interest rates and budgeting - Sorcha Moran, Numeracy Trainer and Tutor, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB

O. Bridging the gap from Level 2 to Level 3 in Maths QQI modules – Sinéad Clinton, Distance Learning Service Tutor, NALA

P.Applying algebra to real-life situations - Niamh O’Meara, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Limerick

3.30    Close

Registration fee:

The conference fee is €30 if:

  • your organisation is a NALA member; or
  • you joined NALA as an individual member paying €25.

 

Otherwise, the conference fee is €60 if you are:

  • a member who joined NALA for free; or
  • a non-member.

To join NALA click here. If the conference fee is difficult for you or your organisation, please contact Fergus Dolan in NALA at fdolan@nala.ie

Securing your place:

You can pay directly to NALA using online transfer of money, credit card, cash or postal order. Or, we can send an invoice to you or your organisation – just select this option on the booking form and let us know where you would like the invoice to be sent.

If you have not told us the person and organisation that we should invoice, we will send the invoice directly to you.

Cancellation policy:  If you register for the event and cannot attend, please let us know. If you cancel without giving us three days’ notice, the full cost will be charged to you or your organisation.

Context:

This conference will look at ‘Innovation in the teaching and learning of adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills’ (Objective 2 of NALA Strategic Plan 2017 – 2019). It will help to ‘facilitate literacy provision for personal, family, social and community contexts’ (Element 6 of Literacy and Numeracy Strategy - FET Strategy).