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Ginsburg, Lynda; Gal, Iddo – 1996
This report identifies 13 instructional strategies for teaching adult numeracy skills that address issues of assessment, development of mathematical skills, and development of problem-solving skills. The rationale and suggestions regarding the following 13 instructional principles are described: address and evaluate attitudes and beliefs about…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Computation
Ginsburg, Lynda; And Others – 1995
A study examined 60 adult students' informal knowledge of percent and its relationship to their formal computational skills. The students studying in adult education programs were interviewed to ascertain the following: (1) their ideas of the meanings of three benchmark percentages--100, 50, and 25 percent--as they appear in advertising and media…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Computation, Educational Research, Mathematical Concepts
Ginsburg, Lynda; Gal, Iddo – 1995
This study examined adult students' informal knowledge of percent and its relationship to their computational skills. Sixty adults studying in urban and suburban adult education programs were interviewed to ascertain: (1) their ideas of the meanings of benchmark percents, 100%, 50%, and 25%, as they appear in advertising and media contexts; (2)…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Structures, Computation