
Assessment, remedation & prerequisite knowledge for mathematical literacy
Great resource for Arnout http://www.brombacher.co.za for mathematical literacy. During April 2008 Brombacher and Associates ran a fourday workshop for FET College lecturers on the assessment and remediation of the prerequisite knowledge and skills assumed to be necessary for students to be able to study Mathematical Literacy. The workshop was presented by Aarnout Brombacher and Marc North. It focussed on the use of pretests to determine the knowledge and skills that college students have at the start of the programme and on the teaching of the necessary knowledge and skills in those cases where the students do not have these.

Assessment and remediation of the prerequisite knowledge and skills for Mathematical Literacy
Number booklet coverDuring April 2008 Brombacher and Associates ran a fourday workshop for FET College lecturers on the assessment and remediation of the prerequisite knowledge and skills assumed to be necessary for students to be able to study Mathematical Literacy. The workshop, presented by Aarnout Brombacher and Marc North,was attended by one lecturer from each of the 50 FET Colleges.
The workshop focussed on the use of pretests to determine the knowledge and skills that college students have at the start of the programme and on the teaching of the necessary knowledge and skills in those cases where the students do not have these.
Click on the link above to access the pretest and remediation materials developed for the workshop as well as the powerpoint slide shows that supported the teaching these could be used by college lecturers in their remediation efforts.
Downloads:
Handout (44 pages): Numbers (download)
o Presentation: Order of operations (download)
o Presentation: Percentage (download)
o Presentation: Ratio (download)
o Presentation: Proportion (download)
o Presentation: Rate (download)Handout (40 pages): Patterns and Relationships (download)
Handout (11 pages): Space, Shape and Orientation (download)

GUIDELINE DOCUMENT FOR CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT (CASS) PORTFOLIO – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network

Mathematics is used in interesting, and often less than accurate, ways. Newspapers present graphs showing apparently correlated variables, but with a little thought, some of the time you will find that whilst it looks like two variables are connected, there is actually no cause and effect. Sometimes this is because there is a third factor causing the movements in the variables — for example, if it is hot and sunny, sales of sunscreen lotion increase, as do sales of airconditioners. If you plot these sales against each other, you find a correlation. However, they are only connected because of a third variable, the summer weather. Of course, an unscrupulous media can draw connections where they don’t exist for more political ends, such as blaming an increase in crime on the sales of hooded sweatshirts. And politicians have been known to confuse cause and effect, thinking that a local crime increase is due to the increased police presence, rather than the other way around.
 Great resources. Maybe we can change it for South African cricket scores? – By Maggie Verster
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March 5, 2010 at 10:15 am
very good, thankss
June 8, 2011 at 9:49 am
good day aarnout, i am one of your ex ACE maths students from UCT SDU, i would like you to send me some material on patterns and algebra.
thank
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May 28, 2013 at 1:34 am
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May 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm
Wow, this post is good, my sister is analyzing such things, so I am going to convey her.