The Institute of Technology Tallaght and the National Adult Literacy Agency partnered to host an event that aimed to showcase innovative teaching practices in numeracy for adult basic education. The event brought together numeracy tutors and learners from across the country, who presented their ideas and practices, including how numeracy can be incorporated into various fields, such as art, photography, architecture, and more.
The event included presentations on using numeracy for money and exchange, fossils, botany, and kinaesthetic and visual ways. Other presentations focused on using “maths for fun,” family maths, a numeracy screening tool, and how to use numeracy in everyday life to support curriculum development.
The showcase provided an opportunity for numeracy tutors and learners to come together and share ideas and practices for teaching and learning numeracy in innovative and engaging ways. The event also highlighted the importance of numeracy education in adult, youth, and community settings and the role it plays in everyday life.
Overall, the event was a success, with attendees leaving with new ideas and inspiration for incorporating numeracy education into their teaching and learning practices.