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Last updated 25 February 2014 12:05 by NZTecAdmin
Please note: The workshops outlined on this page have already occurred.

Please review our current offerings.

Packing fun into numeracy

Audience: All educators of youth learners (tertiary and in-transition, Māori and Pasifika)

Fee: Free

Workshop Structure: Each day is a combination of two workshops, workshop 1 and workshop 2.
Participants can register for either one workshop or both.

Workshop 1: For less confident educators of embedded numeracy and educators new to embedding practice.

Workshop 2: For more confident educators of embedded numeracy.


These workshops bring the fun back to numeracy with tried and tested approaches to making numeracy a positive experience for strengthening educators’ numeracy skills and their work with learners. Research refers to numeracy skills as an early indicator of success in further education and employment and case studies show how improved numeracy skills can also improve self-esteem, attitudes and literacy skills. From the successful 2013 series of youth and numeracy workshops comments from participants included,

  • 'my relationship with numeracy is more positive'
  • 'I now have more understanding around the building blocks of numeracy'

The workshops will focus on the ‘Three Knowings’ framework of Knowing the Learner (KTL), Knowing the Demands (KTD) and Knowing What To Do (KWTD) to embed numeracy into your courses with a variety of activities and approaches using a learner-centred focus. In addition, concepts from Unit Standard 26623 will be covered using everyday contexts. You will be invited to join an online community for youth and numeracy to exchange ideas and share experience on your practice guided by an expert facilitator.

Intended outcomes:

  • Improved engagement of youth learners.
  • Improved competence and confidence in teaching numeracy.
  • An increased range of innovative teaching strategies for improved youth learner achievement.


Locations, venues and registration



Date and time


Registrations have closed.

National Centre of Literacy and
Numeracy for Adults
204 Hillcrest Road

Friday 4 April
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm


Registrations have closed.

Turanga Ararau
Cnr Kahutia & Bright Streets

Thursday 10 April
Workshop 1: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 2: 1.00pm - 4.00pm


Registrations have closed.

ComCol Southland
Level 4, Menzies Building
3 Esk Street

Wednesday 30 April
Workshop 1: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop 2: 1.00pm - 4.00pm


Registrations have closed.

Christchurch Polytechnic
Institute of Technology
130 Madras Street

Thursday 1 May
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Palmerston North

Registrations have closed.

Cnr King & Princess Streets
Palmerston North

Tuesday 6 May
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm


Registrations have closed.

East Bay REAP
21 Pyne Street

Friday 9 May
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm


Registrations have closed

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Te Kuratini o Poikē
70 Windermere Drive

Tuesday 10 June
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

New Plymouth

Registrations have closed

Western Institute of
Technology at Taranaki
20 Bell Street
New Plymouth

Wednesday 18 June
Workshop 1: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 19 June
Workshop 2: 9.00am - 12.00pm






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