2012

Collection of Texts: Class of 2011 – 2012 (2012)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2013-08-23

A day in the life of a frugalista [Video - 2:31] (2012)

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Amrita Singh developed the Frugalista Files website as a way of sharing her money-saving tips. In this video, she shows how to make homemade iced coffee and eco-friendly household cleaning products.

She describes her philosophy as making smart choices and simple changes to save money.

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2013-08-23

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set X: Ratio & Proportion (2012)

This workbook is part of a series developed to accompany Workplace Education Manitoba’s (WEM’s) Numeracy: The Basics video series. The series contains 50 videos, covering both concept and practice, for 25 numeracy topics.

This workbook and its corresponding videos deal with ratio and proportion, the comparison of one thing to another, expressed as a fraction or as two numerals separated by a colon.

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2013-08-23

Critical illness insurance, simply put [Video - 1:37] (2012)

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This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters, looks at critical illness insurance. With this type of insurance, an individual diagnosed with a serious illness covered by the policy will receive a one-time lump-sum payment designed to help cover the costs associated with the illness.

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2013-08-22

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set W: Solving Equations 2 (2012)

Numeracy: The Basics is a video series, developed by Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) and containing 50 videos that cover 25 numeracy topics. WEM has also developed a series of 25 workbooks to accompany the video series, and offer learners more opportunities to practise the math skills they are learning.

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2013-08-22

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set V: Solving Equations 1 (2012)

This workbook is part of a series developed to accompany Workplace Education Manitoba’s (WEM’s) Numeracy: The Basics video series. The series contains 50 videos that cover both concept and practice for 25 numeracy topics.

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2013-08-21

Participation in three adult learning settings: A brief comparative examination of data from 2010 (2012)

This report, prepared by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland, analyzes and compares the findings from three research projects carried out in 2010.

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2013-08-19

Literacy – Don't Take it for Granted (2012)

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This essay, written by the senior vice president and chief economist with the TD Bank Group, appeared in an abridged form in the Globe and Mail newspaper on September 7, 2012, the day before International Literacy Day, which provides an opportunity to highlight and emphasize the importance of literacy as an essential skill.

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2013-08-16

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set U: Geometry 3 – Volume (2012)

Numeracy: The Basics is a video series, developed by Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) and containing 50 videos that cover 25 numeracy topics. WEM has also developed a series of 25 workbooks to accompany the video series, and provide learners with more opportunities to practise the math skills they are learning.

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2013-08-16

Bright ideas for back-to-school savings [Video - 3:35] (2012)

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In this video, Amrita Singh of the Frugalista Files website offers advice for saving money on school supplies, clothing, and lunches. She summarizes her tips in the acronym TASKS: Take inventory of what you have; Avoid buying snacks from the store; Shop the sales; Know how to stretch bulk buys; and Swap items.

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2013-08-15

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