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Steinke, Dorothea A. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Community college developmental math students (N = 657) from three math levels were asked to place five whole numbers on a line that had only endpoints 0 and 20 marked. How the students placed the numbers revealed the same three stages of behavior that Steffe and Cobb (1988) documented in determining young children's number sense. 23% of the…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics
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Ginsburg, Lynda – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, the author addresses how to assist adults in improving mathematics and numeracy literacy. Ginsburg observes educators who strive to address their learners' educational gaps and needs are finding themselves in an environment of competing priorities and expectations that can be expressed as mathematics numeracy education. What…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adult Educators, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides
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Braaten, Melissa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In her Forum piece, "What's an Adult Numeracy Teacher to Teach? Negotiating the Complexity of Adult Numeracy Instruction," Lynda Ginsburg set the stage of the current problem (poor numeracy levels in American adults) and the bevy of standards, legislation, and new exams that have recently been developed to address it. Ginsburg also…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Coben, Diana; Alkema, Anne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this article, we make the case for the development of a numeracy practices measure in the light of a review of relevant research and extant measures. We argue that a numeracy practices measure would acknowledge and validate adult learners' practice gains and inform teaching geared to their circumstances, needs and interests.
Descriptors: Numeracy, Measurement Objectives, Adult Learning, Mathematics Achievement
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Pena, Anita Alves – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Mixed findings characterize the literature on skills and economic distributions within and across countries. The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) offers new, internationally comparable data on literacy, numeracy, and digital problem-solving skills that can be combined with wage information. This paper…
Descriptors: Competence, Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving
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Saliga, Linda Marie; Daviso, Al; Stuart, Denise; Pachnowski, Lynne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
In this project, a university team of teacher education and mathematics professors conducted eight professional development sessions for General Educational Development (GED) teachers in the area of mathematics teaching. Topics included concretely modeling mathematics concepts in algebra, number sense, geometry, and differentiating instruction in…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Numeracy, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development
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Prins, Esther; Monnat, Shannon; Clymer, Carol; Toso, Blaire Wilson – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This paper uses data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to analyze the relationship between U.S. adults' self-reported health and proficiencies in literacy, numeracy, and technological problem solving. Ordinal logistic regression analyses showed that scores on all three scales were positively and…
Descriptors: Competence, Tests, Health, Knowledge Level
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Benseman, John – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
Many Western governments are looking to workplace literacy, language, and numeracy programs to address general skill improvement with a longterm aim of improving labor productivity. Rigorous research on these programs' effectiveness for both of these agendas, however, remains sparse and limited in scope. This article reports the findings of an…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education