This section provides adult learners with good resources
for learning mathematics. The websites show the ways in which
math skills are used in the real world. The websites are arranged
by the topics suggested in "A
Framework for Adult Numeracy Standards," from a study
by the Adult Numeracy Network (ANN).
and Number Sense
With number sense, we understand numbers and how they relate
to each other. This includes using whole numbers, fractions,
decimals, percents, ratio, and proportion. Estimation, mental
math, computation, and calculators all are tools that develop
number sense. We learn to answer the question, "Does
this answer make sense?" Use these websites to develop
your number sense.
Solving: Reasoning and Decision Making
Problem solving is a process that includes reasoning and decision-making.
In this process, we seek to understand a problem, figure out
what information is important, and choose the math skills
necessary to solve the problem. There are many skills and
strategies in problem solving. Practice them with these websites!
Spatial Sense and Measurement
Geometry describes the physical world. Measurement is a tool
used in many parts of life. When we develop spatial sense,
we make visual models and diagrams to solve problems. Learn
about such topics at these websites!
Patterns and Functions
Algebra is a key to understanding the patterns of mathematics.
Algebra emphasizes the relationships among quantities. Algebra
helps us analyze change. Use these websites to learn about
patterns, relationships, and functions in math!
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