ERIC Number: ED474044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
What Makes One Numeracy Task More Difficult Than Another?
Manly, Myrna; Tout, Dave; van Groenestijn, Mieke; Clermont, Yvan
This paper reports on the development to date of the numeracy conceptual framework for the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Project. The inclusion of a numeracy scale in the ALL survey offered a significant opportunity to develop a new conceptual framework for adult numeracy. This paper discusses the meaning of numeracy and the notion of numerate behavior, presents a framework of five facets, and looks in some detail at a complexity-rating scheme used to guide construction of the assessment tasks that looks at the question of what makes one numeracy task more difficult than another. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM-7) (7th, July 6-8, 2000, Medford, MA). For full proceedings, see SE 066 771.