Life Skills: Figures, Facts & Comprehension for the Deaf
You Deaf? You BSL? Do you want to improve your numbers and money? Come to the WEA Deaf Numeracy class in Rotherham. BSL will be used throughout with a Deaf tutor.
To provide Deaf students with strategies to solve maths problems and work towards studying for a nationally accredited qualification through the medium of British Sign Language (BSL).
Who is the course for?
Students need to be Deaf and users of British Sign Language.
What topics will this course cover
The course is intended for Deaf people who have not achieved Level 2 Numeracy and are BSL users. The aim is for students to develop mathematical knowledge, skills and strategies to use when solving maths problems. New students to the course will carry out initial assessments which will indicate the level at which they are working. All students will carry out diagnostic tests to identify their areas of strength and the areas that need to be developed. You will work towards group and individual goals. The individual goals will focus on areas that have been highlighted in your diagnostic assessment. All goals will be monitored and assessed throughout the course and you will be given regular feedback on your progress.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
To use estimation in solving problems and to check if answers are sensible. [N1/E2.9,N1/E3.8 N1/L1.9]. Approximate by rounding numbers less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100 [N1/E3.7]. Estimate answers to calculations [N1/E3.8]. Extract numerical information from lists, tables, diagrams and simple charts.[HD1/E3.1] Organise and represent information in different ways so that it makes sense to others. [HD1/E3.4]
How will I know I'm making progress?
Through your Individual Learning Plan and feedback sheets on work provided.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Pen, paper and a calculator or a smartphone/tablet.
Reading and information sources
You are encouraged to use everyday practical maths scenarios and will be introduced to websites to reinforce learning eg bbcskillswise and so on.
What could the course lead to?
Go on to obtain Entry2/Entry3/Level 1/Level 2 Numeracy