ACME and JMC are seeking views towards forming a joint mathematics definition of ‘numeracy’ within 5-19 education and clarify its relationship with ‘(functional) mathematics’. Respondents are asked to address the following questions and provide details of their role and phase. Responses should be sent to David Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 1 May 2009 to enable us to produce a discussion document before our Thursday 11 June 2009 JMC meeting. Given your/your organisations particular perspective on mathematics learning and teaching, please could you indicate:
- what you feel the terms ‘numeracy/numerate’ mean
- how you feel they relate to the terms ‘functional mathematics / mathematically functional’
- how you feel both the above terms fit with the wider terms ‘mathematics/mathematically skilled’.