On the Job: The Essential Skill of Numeracy (2006)

Anyone working with numbers in the workplace typically finds them embedded in a lot of spoken or written text. Explanation, elaboration and analysis of the numbers, for example, are frequently presented along with the numbers. There is a language challenge, then, that needs to be considered in numeracy tasks.

The first and most obvious step towards using numbers is to learn to communicate clearly and accurately. When you think of financial exchanges, deals or negotiation, oral communication of numerical values is crucial. One consequence of not teaching numeracy is the continuing vulnerability of learners in our marketplace where “buyer beware” is still a truism.

Numeracy is not just math. It involves anything that requires numbers or thinking in quantitative terms.

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2009-06-30
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Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB). On the Job: The Essential Skill of Numeracy 2006. Web. 13 Aug. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cclb/numeracy/numeracy.pdf>
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) (2006). On the Job: The Essential Skill of Numeracy. Retrieved August 13, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cclb/numeracy/numeracy.pdf
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