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Passing the Qts Numeracy Test (5 Parts)

Synopsis
A series of five short videos in which Maths consultant Malcolm Shay introduces the QTS Numeracy Skills Test and explains how trainees can’t become qualified teachers without passing it. He discusses the purpose of the numeracy test, which is taken on a computer, and shows some examples of the different kinds of questions. He explains how the test comes in two parts: a mental arithmetic test, in which a pre-recorded voice reads out questions which have to be answered within a certain time, and an on-screen ‘written’ questions on interpreting statistics and general arithmetic. Separate parts cover the best way to prepare for the test and how to tackle the most challenging sections dealing with mental arithmetic, interpreting statistics and the general arithmetic test.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Education; Mathematics
Keywords
arithmetic; teacher training; numeracy skills; QTS test

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/series/passing-the-qts-numeracy-test
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Malcolm Shay

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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