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ERIC Number: ED398440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 259
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-646-16602-6
ISSN: N/A
Numeracy on the Line. Language Based Numeracy Activities for Adults.
Marr, Beth; And Others
This document, which was developed to meet the needs of trainers and workers in Australia's automotive industry for learning activities designed to boost auto workers' numeracy skills, contains a total of 33 learning activities organized into 8 sections. The topics covered in the individual sections are as follows: calculators (key words and calculators, further practice); decimals (dials, gauges, and scales; decimal points; using sensible numbers; the first decimal place); percentages in daily life (familiar percentages, using calculators); percentages at work (lots of hundreds, faulty parts); charts and graphs (understanding charts, pumping petrol, types of charts, pie charts, plots); where to start solving a problem (ordering operations, using brackets, helpful rules); and what averages mean (using averaging to make predictions, distortion of averages, averages and ranges in workplace charts). Included in each section are the following: trainer's notes detailing procedures for introducing and using the different activities; activity sheets designed to introduce concepts and skills to groups using interactive, hands-on group discussion activities; practice sheets; and answers to all problems. Contains an annotated bibliography of 3 Australian resource organizations and 33 print resources concerned with adult literacy and numeracy. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Automotive Industry Training Board, Doncaster (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia