Numeracy

The Level Descriptions Manual (2000)

A Learning Outcomes Approach to Describing Levels of Skill in Communications & Numeracy

The manual is based on the skills listed in the matrix of Working with Learning Outcomes (1998). The summary statements in The Level Descriptions Manual provide literacy assessors and learners with a summary of skills for each level of the communications outcomes of Read with Understanding for Various Purposes and Write Clearly to Express Ideas as well as each outcome in the numeracy domain.

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2000-01-01

Learning Outcomes: Skills or Function? (2000)

Summary of a Workshop Presented at the 7th Annual Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics

This is the report of a workshop that explored the differences between measuring skill-based numeracy (using math in school) and function-based numeracy (using math in real life). Workshop participants discussed how these different approaches to "learning outcomes" can affect the curriculum for teaching adult numeracy.

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2000-01-01

Improving Literacy and Numeracy: A Fresh Start - The Report of the Working Group in the United Kingdom (1999)

This is the report of the Working Group on post-school basic skills. Based in the UK, the Working Group was appointed by the Secretary of State in June 1998. It is chaired by Sir Claus Moser, Chairman of the Basic Skills Agency and its members include experts from adult further education, industry, national and local government and those with direct experience of adult learning.

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1999-01-01

The Determinants of Literacy and Numeracy, and the Effect of Literacy and Numeracy on Labour Market Outcomes (1998)

The authors of this study examine the determinants of literacy and numeracy among native-born Canadians. The role of literacy and numeracy as determinants of labour market outcomes is assessed. The effects of years of schooling are also assessed. Significant differences in the male and female estimates are noted.

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1998-01-01

Making Connections (1997)

Reading/Math Strategies

This resource could be used with students who have a problem in reading comprehension, or problem solving. It will give students a working relationship with a reading/math strategy that can be transferred to other reading necessary for the workplace or other study.

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1997-01-01

Numeracy in the Adult ESL Classroom (1996)

This article examines numeracy for adults learning English as a second language (ESL) as well as for those who teach them. It focuses on learners with low literacy skills and provides curriculum ideas and resources for use in the classroom. While many suggestions are based on the author's experiences in teaching adult immigrants in Canada, they are applicable to adult ESL instruction in other English-speaking countries.

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1996-01-01

Living Math (2002)

A workbook dealing with basic numeracy skills, having a focus on the practical application of math skills using real life activities. Topics include addition, subtraction, place value, and working with money (small change).

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1994-05-26

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