Developing numeracy to enhance quality of life

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Faragher, Rhonda Muriel 2010. Developing numeracy to enhance quality of life. in: Ralph Kober (ed.) The Netherlands: Springer. pp. 401 - 411
AuthorsFaragher, Rhonda Muriel
EditorsRalph Kober
Abstract

Being able to use the mathematics we need in the contexts of our lives, and the willingness to do so are the essence of numeracy. And numeracy matters! Numeracy is a key factor for the enhancement of an individual’s quality of life, especially those with intellectual disabilities. In this chapter, the importance of numeracy for quality of life forms the basis of an argument that numeracy development is too important to be left to chance. Numeracy development needs to be approached systematically. One method to do this, a Numeracy Development Plan is offered and the process explored through a case example.

Keywordsadult education; intellectual disabilities; numeracy; planning; quality of life
Page range401 - 411
Year2010
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationThe Netherlands
ISBN9789048196494
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9650-0_21
Research GroupSchool of Education
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