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Vocational Route Map

Created on 29 October 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 05 November 2015 by ncetm_administrator

Introducing the Vocational numeracy route map


vocational route map

The interactive Vocational numeracy route map is designed to assist managers and teachers in improving the quality of their maths provision. It brings together evidence and insights about how best to support post-16 learners in the development of their maths skills and confidence in, and through, vocational programmes. It encourages practitioners to reflect on, and develop, their practice in the light of evidence from inside and outside their immediate experience. This evidence is drawn from research and case studies of effective practice. The route map will be particularly useful for those involved in providing Continuing Professional Development programmes on maths for vocational tutors.

Employing the metaphor of the London tube map, the route map has four ‘lines’, each of which focuses on a different theme:

  • Blue line: Supporting teachers’ mathematical skills
  • Green line: Learner engagement
  • Yellow line: Building students’ mathematical skills
  • Red line: Contextualising and embedding mathematics

After opening it, click on any ‘Introduction to line’ to find out how to use the route map to improve practice in the particular thematic area and to get more detail on the issues in that ‘line’.

To install the route map on your computer, download the zipped resource file (27.3Mb), then unzip and extract the files to a location on your hard drive. It is important to keep the files in the folder called Associated Files once extracted, so that the links in the route map pdf work. Once extracted open up the pdf called "Open this to view the Numeracy route map.pdf" to use the route map.


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