Math has always been one of the least favorite subjects of students everywhere. Most say it’s difficult working with numbers, but it’s really not. Being good at logic and math just requires seeing the relationships between objects and understanding them.
Being literate in a logical mathematical aspect means that one can manipulate objects and numbers and understanding the logical reasoning and correlations between them. If one is mathematically literate, he/she can put numbers, quantities and shapes to good use in everyday life.
This literacy is important in our society because mathematics makes our lives so much easier. It provides us tools to measure, to value and to shape intangible and tangible quantities. It helps us see reason, think clearly and logically and therefore, make decisions better.
So how can we be more mathematically literate? Mathematics is all about applying the same set of processes over and over again, just to different quantities. Math teachers have always taught me that the key to mastering mathematics is to practice, practice, and practice.
All mysteries and phenomenon around us can be explained by science. It is a body of knowledge that provides us a lot of useful information on how things work and why some things happen. Science is the road to development; product innovations and creative solutions all stem from scientific ventures. Without science, society has no way of improving our way of living. There would be no internet, electricity, medical advances, machines and other technology.
People who are scientifically literate has the ability to explain happenings around them. They have sufficient knowledge to understand why certain things happen, why certain things are what they are. Being scientifically literate is important because science is the key to a better life. The more scientifically literate people we have, the more problems we can solve.
There’s no better way to be more scientifically literate than to ask questions. Learning science is simply just satisfying our curiosity and learning new stuff.
In today’s time, adolescents are more influenced by the media by anything else. It is more important now than ever to teach people how to interpret different kind of media. We should know how to filter the things that we hear and see, which things we should take seriously and which should we not.
Media literacy is extremely critical nowadays. Without it, the world will be full of chaos because there would certainly be a lot of misunderstandings and misconceptions. Media literacy allows us to be sensitive to what others might interpret the things we post online. It allows us to know which media materials are appropriate for its specific audience.
All can be media literate if we become sensitive to other people’s perceptions. We must always be critical on what we see and learn how to identify between appropriate materials and insensitive ones.
I consider this literacy to be the most important one because without this, all the others would be pointless. Socially literate persons are very conscious on how each of their actions affect other people. The always see the bigger picture; they are sensitive and thoughtful.
Social literacy enables us to be aware of everything that is happening around us. It allows us to understand and be critical about the issues our country is facing today. With social literacy, we can always know how to act upon socially relevant problems.
To be more socially literate, one just have to be aware of what is happening around us. One can watch the news, read the newspapers, or listen to the radio. We can be better leaners of this literacy if we look out for opportunities to make society better.