Numeracy: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:39] (2013)

This short animated video takes a fun approach to showing how improving numeracy skills can add up to big life changes.

In the video, sketches drawn with a felt-tipped marker appear on a white screen, while a narrator offers examples to show how better numeracy skills would help in everyday life. For example, the woman in the sketches could help her daughter with math homework and would find her work as a cashier easier if she changed her attitude towards learning and tried a few night school courses to enhance her skills.

The video is one of a number prepared by Literacy Alberta, an organization that promotes Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) across the lifespan.

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