As I have had a lot of parents phoning or emailing me to ask me for papers, I have been working hard to collect and collate publicly available papers for our learners (and teachers) from acrross the local internet realm. I have tried to extract and order it into folders and will be dropping in more resources as I find them or as they are being shared. So head on over to your Learner Page and get practicing…. (but remember maths literacy is about UNDERSTANDING how we can use maths in our everyday lives)
All papers shared by teachers within our teachers maths literacy community of practice will only be accessable to the teachers within the community. I ask that all the teachers go and critique the papers and give feedback. I will also link the public papers to discussion forum threads for us to get talking…..

Grade 10 Maths literacy material (video snippet and pdf) from the learning Channel
This is quite an extensive collection of videos and notes to accompany the video snippets. To watch the videos, scroll down and click on the maths literacy link, which will open up a collection of links. If you want to download the notes, click on the pdf. You will watch Arnout in action!
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Grade 11 video snippets with accompanying notes
This is quite an extensive collection of videos and notes to accompany the video snippets. To watch the videos, scroll down and click on the maths literacy link, which will open up a collection of video and pdf links. If you want to download the notes, click on the pdf and if you want to watch the videos, click on the arows and the video will start playing in th top window. You will watch Arnout in action!
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Maths Excellence Maths Lit Resources page with resources at a glance
Lovely collection of resources for maths lit. From curriculum documents to electronic marksheets, pace setters and examplars
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Was last year maths literacy exam to easy?
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Last years official maths lit exam and memo and provincial feedback – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
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Papers: 2009 Gr12 NCS June Gauteng D6 (thanx Theresa) – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
Thanx Theresa for sharing your district papers with us!!
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Grade 10 June 2009 D6 Gauteng exam papers (theresa) – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
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2008 Grade 10 November DoE D6 (Theresa) – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
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I attended the Marang symposium at Wits last Friday which considered ways in which we can judge last years examinations by taking a closer look at the papers and assessment structure. The talks centred around the questions:
 What do different ways of classifying questions reveal about the relationship between the intended and examined curriculum?
 What does this reveal about the relationship between the policy documents and practice?
 What role can taxonomies play in analyzing the standard of the examinations, the spread of mathematical and science activities and what do they reveal about nature of the examinations and the conceptualization of the subjects?
Within our maths literacy community , one of the most often expressed concerns is about thinking levels (cognitive levels of taxonomy). And as such this meeting and the speakers illuminated just how difficult and subjective it is to pin it down. There were a general call for more examples of the different level questions and more problem solving higher order questions instead of more difficult levels of caluclation questions.
Prof Hamsa Venkat kicked off by discussing a critique of the Mathematical Literacy assessment taxonomy. Lynn Bowie looked at it from a mathematics point of view and also examined different taxonomies. Arnout (always entertaining) then did a summary and his take on the issues and perspectives by providing a critique, not only on the two papers, but also on assessment practices regarding maths and maths literacy in general. You can (must) listen to the actual podcasts of the sessions, by clicking here
Hamsa’s presentation (View while listening to her podcast sorry I ahve not had a chance or had the energy to link it):
Lynn’s presentation: (View while listening to her podcast):
Our photo album:
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How can maths help us in our daily lives?
How can maths help us in our daily lives? In this exhibit, you’ll look at the language of numbers through common situations, such as playing games or cooking. Put your decisionmaking skills to the test by deciding whether buying or leasing a new car is right for you, and predict how much money you can save for your retirement by using an interest calculator.
Tags: mathematics, ml, Mathsliteracy

Science Books Online
Science Books Online lists free science ebooks, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents.
Tags: science, mathematics, education, ebooks

Mean Median Explained: Why Knowing the Difference Can Prevent YOU from Being Manipulated
The definition of median and mean and the difference between the two terms is poorly understood by many people and while in many data sets, there is only a marginal difference between the two from a practical standpoint, there is sometimes a stark difference between the two.
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Median vs. Mean: Know the Difference or Risk Being Manipulated (ML teachers network)
Two articles: The first one gives a good perspective of the difference between mean and median and how people manipulate the data and teh second one give s an overview of oil prices vs petrol prices (american perspective)
Tags: mathematicalliteracy, ml, median, mode, LO4, context:petrolprces, statistics

Sunday times exemplar papers & Memos – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
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Conrad’s IEB cluster group trial papers – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
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Maths literacy exam guidelines 2009 (Eng) (PDF)
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Mathematical Literacy GR 12 Exam Guidelines 2009 (Afr)(pdf)
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