Authors: Wanda Pihowich
This document provides suggestions for adult literacy practitioners who work with Levels 1 and 2 numeracy benchmarks. In the introduction, the author defines numeracy and explains how it differs from mathematics, then provides information about the numeracy benchmarks.
Other sections deal with the characteristics of adult learners and issues such as math anxiety; discuss the role of a numeracy practitioner; describe a process for identifying numeracy skills the learner may already possess; and provide suggestions for instruction.
The author has included an appendix of practical numeracy teaching material.