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How a Health Diagnosis Made My Math Skills All Too Relevant (And Why Math Education Is Critical for Public Health)
A huge international study of adult literacy and numeracy skills (Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, known as PIACC) showed that in the U.S., 30% of adults had numeracy skills at or below level 1, which means they could only perform the most basic, single step, whole number operations.1,2  This could impact the … Continue reading How a Health Diagnosis Made My Math Skills All Too Relevant (And Why Math Education Is Critical for Public Health)


EMPower (Extending Mathematical Power) is a mathematics program for non-traditional students enrolled in adult basic education, high school equivalency, and transitional courses to college, as well students in alternative high schools, workplace settings or corrections programs. EMPower helps adults develop mathematical proficiency to more effectively engage with the world, whether that be at work, at home as parents and caregivers, in the community, or as they seek high school credentials and further education.

The curriculum is appropriate for a variety of other settings as well, by enrolling in adult basic education programs, high school equivalency programs, and developmental programs at community colleges. such as high schools, workplaces, and parent and paraprofessional education programs. EMPower builds interest and competency in mathematical problem solving and communication.

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