Numeracy

Teaching Fractions, Percents and Decimals Together [Video - 9:28] (2010)

Featuring Linda Thorsen, Instructor, Valley Community Learning Association

This video features Linda Thorsen, an instructor with Nova Scotia’s Valley Community Learning Association, offering strategies for teaching fractions, decimals and percents to adult learners.

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2012-07-09

Geometry Part 1 – Perimeter - Practice [Video – 5:46] (2011)

This video tutorial gives learners a chance to practise their skills at calculating the perimeter of an object.

It includes three examples, involving either a rectangle, a triangle or a circle. The learner is asked to pause the video and work out the problems on his own before restarting the video to see the instructor’s solutions.

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2012-07-05

Geometry Part 1 – Perimeter - Concept [Video - 12:07] (2011)

This video tutorial introduces the concept of perimeter, the distance around an object. The instructor notes that while any object has a perimeter, he is limiting this tutorial to triangles, circles and rectangles.

For the triangle and rectangle, he simply uses a ruler to measure the length of the sides, then adds those figures together to come up with the perimeter.

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2012-07-05

Problem-solving Skills and Labour Market Outcomes – Results from the Latest Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) (2012)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 2012

This article summarizes the key findings about problem-solving contained in a report based on the results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), conducted between 2002 and 2008.

Eleven countries, including Canada, participated in that survey, which focused on four foundation skills thought to be essential for social, professional and economic success: prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.

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2012-07-04

Metric and Imperial Conversions - Practice [Video - 7:43] (2011)

Learners can use this video tutorial to practise their skills in making conversions between imperial and metric measures.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions.

Learners can pause the video while they work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.

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2012-06-28

Metric and Imperial Conversions - Concept [Video - 9:31] (2011)

This video tutorial builds on the skills required to make conversions within the metric and imperial measurement systems by showing learners how to make conversions between the two systems.

The instructor narrating the video uses the “factor label” method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions, to solve a number of problems.

He recommends using a calculator to speed up the process.

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2012-06-28

CAMERA: Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment - Booklet (N.D.)

This booklet offers an introduction to Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment (CAMERA), a series of standardized tests providing placement and diagnostic information about adult learners’ abilities to manage workplace communications and numeracy tasks.

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2012-06-26

Build on Your Talents: Using Trades Math (2010)

Build on your talents

Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices and people considering construction careers, this Essential Skills workbook offers exercises that students can use to refresh their math skills. The curriculum-based exercises are built around typical construction workplace tasks.

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2012-06-26

Metric Conversions - Practice [Video - 5:58] (2011)

This video tutorial gives learners a chance to practise converting measurements in the metric system.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions. The problems use millimetres, centimetres and metres.

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2012-06-19

Metric Conversions - Concept [Video – 11:47] (2011)

In this video tutorial, learners are introduced to conversions in the metric system involving the millimetre, centimetre and metre.

The instructor narrating the video uses the “factor label” method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions.

He gives learners tips for placement of the decimal in metric conversions.

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2012-06-19

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