Useful Numeracy Links

Useful Numeracy Links
Free Printable Worksheets

Maths centre (New Zealand)
Overwhelmingly comprehensive coverage of both numeracy & maths, through a range of freely downloadable "Booklets" of clearly-presented activities. In particular 'Mathematics in the Workplace' (UK/NZ) has an amazing 600 pages of visually appealing adult numeracy lessons. Videos on every conceivable maths topic. Worksheets and more. There is also a free downloadable 'Textbook' -but it doesn't "begin at the beginning"(ie, it's Maths, not Numeracy).


Math-Drills.com
Over 6000 free printable maths worksheets (with answers) on 'everything maths'- from a calendar to statistics concepts and calculations. American.


Engaging all students in maths and numeracy
Sixteen pages from a numeracy workbook by Dave Tout of Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Activities and-at the end-many links to more Australian maths resources.

 

Skills Workshop
Lessons crafted around numeracy/maths concepts such as Alcohol Units or Wimbledon Facts & Figures. Free printable 'Resources' which cover more than you could do in 1 tutoring session. UK.
 

Top Drawer
This resource is unique in that it offers such a comprehensive approach to its various topics that you might feel too overwhelmed to use it! Topics are: Fractions, Mental Computation, Patterns, Reasoning, Statistics, Geometric Reasoning. Each topic is developed by an Australian university academic and mapped to Australian school years. Each topic offers an exposition of inherent 'Big Ideas', an explanation of common Misunderstandings, a guide to Good Teaching and Assessment, as well as Activities (the worksheets), Games & Downloads. Probably not the place to go if you want something in a hurry!

 

Teaching Image
Made for 7 to 11 year olds. Very clear, well-designed printable free worksheets covering primary school maths concepts, from Reading Clocks to Graph Coordinates. UK. 

Interactive Sites

Maths centre (New Zealand)
As listed above-but also: interactive games and calculators.

 

Online Interactive Maths
Online interactive Flash cards on everything numeric, from Clock Reading up to Year 10 Trigonometry. Australian.


IXL Maths
Interactive Online Maths Questions: Pre-school (eg, Shape, Top/Bottom) to Year 12 Maths (eg, Quadratic equations, Probabilities). A nice feature is that when you scroll over each topic, a sample question appears (helping you to see what's contained, before you click the link).UK.


Basic Mathematics
From kindergarten number concepts to Trigonometry and Statistics, this site teaches and assesses maths in a clear and logical way, as well as some worksheets. Site can be slow due to ads. There is a Nursing Maths section, Math Games, and more. American.


BBC Skillswise
"Practical common sense maths for adults." An 'oldie but goodie'.


Skillswise Maths for Adults
"Practical common-sense maths for adults", from Number lines and Shapes to Graphs and Statistics. Each topic offered at 3 different entry levels (basic level up to job-level).

Topic Specific

2 Free Downloadable Books from Multifangled (Australia)

1. Football Rules! (2016)
Dave Tout & Philippa McLean's 2008 publication re-released: using football as the basis for numeracy & maths activities at Level 1 of Certificate of General Education for Adults (CGEA)-which is roughly equivalent to Year 9. You may wish to skip-or read online-relevant parts of the first 33 pages (mapping & advice) and only print the Handouts section, of activities (after page 34).

2. The Word on Cars (2016)
As above and by the same authors. Aimed at a slightly lower level (Introductory Cert 1 CGEA). You may wish to skip-or read online-relevant parts of the first 31 pages (mapping & advice) and only print the Handouts section, of activities (after page 32).


Consumer Stuff! - A Resource for Teaching & Learning Maths & Numeracy (2009)

From Consumer Affairs Victoria, a free downloadable book on everyday maths, aimed at Year 9 & 10 level. Includes budgeting, paying bills, shopping, credit, loans, measurement & gambling. This is also obtainable from Multifangled web page. Not for low literacy level!

 

Numeracy By Measure - Workplace Measurement Skills

'Snapshots' which could be entire lessons on workplace measurement activities (eg, cabinet-making, shoe fitting, health monitoring, tyre fitting). Note: These are very "wordy"!


Money Smart

An Australian site from ASIC (Australian Securities and Investment Commission). It can be a bit visually overwhelming! Everything to do with money: budget planner, buying a mobile, buying a car, mortgage calculator, super calculator, retirement planner, scams, borrowing and credit, an audio caution about using ATMs in various indigenous languages, "Money musts before you die'! and so much more.


Money Minded

A simplified version of the Money Smart site, developed for adults by the ANZ Bank. The links feed back into the main Money Smart site, but this interface is simpler to navigate.

Reports, Statistics & Professional Development

Skilling Numeracy Practitioners

2013. UK opinion piece, in response to Australian report: 'Seeking the N in LLN' (2013), which can be downloaded from a link on this page.


Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) presentation of both literacy & numeracy skill levels from 2011-12