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On Being Numerate


Activity 2: Respond

Please respond to the following questions. Post your response to the Discussion Board by clicking the image to the right.


  • In what ways did your schooling prepare you to be numerate according to the definition adopted by the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey: “Numeracy is the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and respond to the mathematical demands of diverse situations”? What was left out?



Activity 3: Reflect in Your Journal

What definition best describes your program and its emphasis? Do students share the same definition for numeracy and the same expectations of math instruction as teachers and administrators?