Teaching Activities to Develop Critical Numeracy

Number

Catastrophic

How responsible should we be for our pets?
Grade:
5/6 Stage: 8
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using
Date of Article: 28/05/09, pg 9
    
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How much is too much salt?

(exploring salt intakes) 

What is a healthy amount of salt in our diets?
Grade:
6/7 Stage: 8/9
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Health
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 6/2/09, pg 15
    
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What is the impact of ill-health in workplaces?

How can we be more productive in our work?
Grade:
7/8 Stage: 9/10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, average, surveying
Context: Society, Health and Wellbeing
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 25/03/08, pg 8
    
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Eldest Child More Successful

Grade: 7 Stage: 10
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using, Analysing
Date of Article:26/02/08, pg 12

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How much is too much salt?

(Interpreting food labelling)

What is a healthy amount of salt in our diets?
Grade:
7/8 Stage: 9/10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Health
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 6/2/09, pg 15
    
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Animal Carnage

What value do we place on survival?
Grade:
7/8 Stage: 9/10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, surveying
Context: Environment
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 21/11/08, pg 1

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Moo Brew

What value do you place on a sip of a beverage?
Grade:
7/8 Stage: 9/10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Health
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 03/06/09, pg pg 3
    
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How cluttered are Australian homes?

What are the implications of valuing stuff?
Grade:
7/8/9  Stage: 9/10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, Average, Graphing
Context: Society, Environment
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using
Date of Article:24/01/2008
     
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Are students failing to do enough homework?

What does it mean to be a successful student?
Grade:
8/9  Stage: 10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, surveying, average
Context: Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using
Date of Article:24/10/08, pg 17

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Cyber Bullying

What is the problem with bullying?
Grade:
8/9 Stage: 11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, surveying, graphing
Context: Health and wellbeing
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 03/06/09 , pg 23
    
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 Diabetes on the increase

How do we manage illness in society?
Grade:
8 / 9 Stage: 11 /12
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Health
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using
Date of Article:28/03/08, pg 12

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Injuries in the workplace

What does it mean to work safely?
Grade:
8/9 Stage: 11/12
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, graphing
Context: Health and Wellbeing, Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, meaning-making, Using
Date of Article:20/10/08, pg 13
    
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Citizenship Test

What does it mean to be a successful Australian Citizen?
Grade:
8/9/10 Stage: 10 / 11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, surveying
Context: Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using, Analysing
Date of Article:29/01/08, pg 4

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How fast is that?

Grade: 9 Stage: 11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Science
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using
Date of Article:24/10/08, pg 17

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You're busted!

Grade: 9/10 Stage: 8/9
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: number
Context: Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using
Date of Article: 19/11/08, p 17

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Tragic Toll

How can we reduce road accidents?
Grade:
9/10 Stage: 10/11
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Health and Wellbeing, Science
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using
Date of Article: 26/05/09, pg 5
    
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Costs Soaring

How can payment systems for resources encourage us to live more sustainably?
Grade:
9/10 Stage: 11/12
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, graphing
Context: Environment, Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 04/06/09, pg 1
    
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Tasmanian Fatties

Are we too fat?
Grade:
9/10 Stage: 11/12
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number
Context: Health
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 05/06/09, pg 3
    
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Building forecasts

How do we forecast the future?
Grade:
9/10 Stage: 11/12/13
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, graphing
Context: Society
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making, Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 28/05/00, pg 19
    
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Smoking Mum's Alarm

Grade: 9/10 Stage: 12/13
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, graphing
Context: Health
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Meaning-making,
Using, Analysing
Date of Article: 1/11/08, pg 1

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It's all about proportion

What does it mean to be in proportion?
Grade:
9/10 Stage: 14
with emphasis on:

Maths Concepts: Number, graphing, linear modelling
Context: Health and Wellbeing
Critical Numeracy: De-coding, Using
Date of Article:19/01/08, pg 9

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