2021 ALM Virtual Seminar 5: Numeracy vs. Numberacy

Date(s) - 01/02/2021
19:00 - 20:15

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Numeracy vs. Numberacy


Before we can begin to think about what it means to teach numeracy we have to come to terms with what it is we mean by numeracy and what it means for someone to be numerate. In this session we will explore this construct through some mathematical experiences and discuss which of these experiences offer us opportunities to be numerate and which do not – and from this critically consider various definition of numeracy that we may wish to subscribe to.



Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is the former president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), senior editor for the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME), on the editorial boards of ESM, JMTE, MERJ, MTL, CJSMTE, and a member of the NCTM Research Committee. Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy.


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