Numeracy skills

Strategies for Numbers 2 (Adding and Subtracting) (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 16

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-23

Family Math Groups (2009)

An Exploration of Content and Style

In this literature review, the author outlines the relationship of family math and family literacy, explores the importance of play in developing early skills, and traces the mathematical development of early childhood. She reviews several large and small scale family math programs, and discusses common findings as to what makes these programs successful.

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2009-04-28

The Big Picture (2004)

Essential Skills for Life, Learning and Work, National Version

This publication is related to Human Resources Development Canada's Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) project, a national, professional development project for educators. It is part of a student-focused bilingual AWAL project that was developed as a way to bring the Essential Skills research, not just to teachers, but also to students.

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2009-03-13

Deeper Into Math (2005)

Deeper into Math is a math workbook focuse on multiplication, division, fractions and decimals. Each section consists of an explanation of the concept followed by practical exercises. Before tackling the concepts in this workbook, students should complete the pretest included in the book to make sure they have the necessary addition and subtraction skills.

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2008-12-15

TOWES Baseline Testing (2008)

Project Findings

The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) is a competency-based test that uses problem sets and authentic workplace documents to assess essential sills proficiencies in three domains: reading text, document use, and numeracy.

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2008-08-26

Testing...TOWES (2008)

Part of the Learner Skill Attainment Initiative

The Learner Skill Attainment (LSA) Initiative, led by Ontario's College Sector Committee, was undertaken in early 2007 to develop a framework for measuring learner skill attainment in three key essential skills areas: reading text, document use and numeracy.

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2008-08-20

The Components of Numeracy (2006)

As the quantitative and technical aspects of life become more important, adults require higher levels of numeracy to function effectively. In order to achieve these higher levels, numeracy instruction in adult basic education programs needs to be improved and expanded.

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2008-05-02

Defining Essential Skills (2005)

In this short document prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the nine Essential Skills are defined and explained. Information on these nine skills - reading, writing, numeracy, document use, oral communication, computer use, continuous learning, thinking, and working with others - is presented in table format. In addition a definition, typical applications and a workplace example of each skill is provided.

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2008-04-11

Training Activities (2005)

This short guide is designed to help employers incorporate essential skills into workplace training. The essential skills include thinking, working with others, document use, oral communication, reading, writing, numeracy, continuous learning, and computer use. Activities that focus on each of these nine skills are provided. They can be used in formal or informal training to help employees improve their essential skills.

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2008-04-04

A Richer Way of Measuring Wealth (2007)

New well-being index would complement traditional GDP

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a simple totalling of all goods and services in the economy, is the most used measure of the economy. In this document, Mr. Laidlaw outlines a different kind of statistical indicator designed to complement the GDP. It is called the Canadian Index of Well-being (CIW) and its goals are:

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2007-03-02

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