# Numeracy strategies for vocational tutors

Here are some more examples of numeracy strategies developed by tutors for embedding numeracy into their programmes.

These are the kind of concise summaries that you’ll also need to write for your assessment if you’re doing the NZCALNE (Voc).

Don’t forget, for assessment purposes for this course, you only need to write two – one for each of literacy and numeracy.

Below are some examples of numeracy strategies:

# Additive strategies and place value

• Teach my learners how to use number to solve problems with a focus on additive strategies and place value in the context of my Introduction to Farming course for high school students.

# Estimation and measurement

• Teach my learners how to measure with a focus on estimation and using a tape for metric measurement in my New Zealand Certificate in Building and Construction programme.

# Measurement and area

• Teach my learners how to measure with a focus on calculating the area of rectangles from measurements of length in the module I’m planning this semester for the course I teach on Level 3 Horticulture and sustainable development.

# Literacy & Numeracy – It’s Not Rocket Science

## Learn the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy with Graeme Smith

Discover how to be more successful in your teaching journey. I’ll introduce and explain some of the fundamentals of adult literacy and numeracy.

Once you’ve finished reading, you will have a better understanding of the basics including how to integrate or embed literacy and numeracy into your teaching. This includes with technical and vocational education. You can read more here.

Now bundled wth two free printable resources – a place value chart and hundreds grid.

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# The Educator Entrepreneur – Don’t Bring a Whiteboard Marker to a Knife Fight

## Learn how to think like an Entrepreneur with Graeme Smith

Education is a tough business to work in. And that’s true regardless of whether you are a teacher, a trainer or any kind of specialist educator. But what if you’re a business owner AS WELL…!

If you’re like me, most days you’re probably pretty excited about what you do. But some days… Some days I can’t understand why anyone would want to work in education. But I learned to survive and thrive and you can too. Teach yourself a lesson and start thinking like an entrepreneur. Read more here

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# What is Learner-Centred Teaching – 12 Concepts from Te Ao Māori You Should Embrace to Create Learning Success

## Discover time-honoured approaches to learner-centred teaching

What if I told you that there were time-honoured approaches to teaching and learning you can use to create the conditions for learning success. Imagine if your teaching really connected with your learners… What if your classroom or training environment was a place where your learners felt like they belonged and wanted to learn?

Here’s a secret. It’s totally possible if you discover and embrace time-honoured concepts from Te Ao Māori – the Māori world. This book is for you if you want to teach or train in a way that is more learner-centred or if you want to learn to think in a more holistic way. Read more here

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# Three Simple Approaches You Need for Learner-Centred Teaching

## Find out more about three of the fundamentals of adult teaching

Have you ever thought about how to improve your teaching? Have you ever wondered what it takes to create learner success in any teaching environment? Well, you need three things. Make that four things… You need to:

• Understand what people mean when they talk about “learner-centred” teaching.
• Know how to leverage your learners’ prior knowledge.
• Have simple ways of increasing the motivation of your students.
• Know what learner agency is and how to develop it.

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## How To Not Suck At Writing More Than 280 Characters

### Learn strategies taught in university and college writing courses

So you can write 280 characters. So can a lot of people. But what happens beyond that? What happens if you want – or have to – write something longer?

This is where it gets tricky for some. Discover you you can write long-form content like blog posts, articles and books. Read More Here

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## Author: Graeme Smith

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