Numeracy

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2011)

Second International ALL Report

This document is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey, an international comparative study designed to provide participating countries with information about the skills of their adult populations.

It offers new insights into factors influencing the development of adult skills at home and at work for the 11 countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008.

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2012-10-24

The bottom line, No. 16, November 2002 (2002)

This issue includes an article on a national conference on best practices for Essential Skills development in the workplace. The conference, held in Calgary in 2002, also featured Bow Valley College’s official launch of the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) and a session on recognition of workplace learning.

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2012-09-11

Averages - Practice [Video - 6:36] (2011)

This video tutorial gives learners a chance to reinforce their knowledge of averages by trying three progressively more challenging problems. They are asked to pause the video to work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.

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2012-08-16

Averages – Concept [Video - 12:29] (2011)

This video tutorial uses a variety of examples to introduce the concept of averages.

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2012-08-16

Adding to My Skills…Numeracy Curriculum for Essential Skills 1 and 2 (2011)

The focus of this project is to use real-life numeracy activities as a starting point for developing skills required in the workplace.

The curriculum is divided into 18 classes with each class introducing an everyday life activity for a reference point, then continuing to reinforce the embedded numeracy skills present using workplace activities. The workplace activities are at Essential Skill level one and two.

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2012-08-14

Literacy at Work: Information for Employers about Reading, Writing, and Math Skills (2011)

This document has been designed to help employers understand the importance of ensuring that employees have adequate skills in reading, writing and math.

The author points out that helping a current employee upgrade may be less expensive in the long run than training a new employee.

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2012-08-13

Ratio & Proportion - Practice [Video - 8:46] (2011)

This video tutorial provides an opportunity for learners to practise solving problems involving ratio and proportion.

The tutorial includes three problems. Learners can pause the video, solve the equations on their own, and then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.

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2012-08-07

Ratio & Proportion - Concept [Video - 8:46] (2011)

In this video tutorial, the instructor explains the concept of ratio and proportion, describing it as simply comparing one thing to another. It can be written as a fraction or as two numerals separated by a colon.

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2012-08-07

Solving Equations Part 2 - Practice [Video - 11:06] (2011)

This video tutorial offers learners the opportunity to practise solving equations.

The tutorial includes three equations. Learners are asked to pause the video, solve the equations on their own, and then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.

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2012-08-03

Solving Equations Part 2 - Concept [Video - 10:24] (2011)

In this video tutorial, the learner begins working on more complicated equations, including ones that contain fractions.

The instructor provides step-by-step solutions to three equations, each one more challenging than the one before.

To solve one equation, the learner has to apply the order of operations to calculations contained within brackets.

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2012-08-03

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