[Numeracy 378] Re: Innumeracy

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Dianna Baycich dbaycich at literacy.kent.edu
Mon Jun 7 16:33:04 EDT 2010

Scarey but true! The two "scams" that seem to affect our adult literacy and
GED students the most are the Rent to Own stores and the Payday lenders and
checkcashers. To compound the problem of "innumeracy", many of the adult
literacy and GED teachers I know say they are reading people, not math
people, but are expected to teach math to their students. Some programs are
lucky enough to have math teachers teaching math, but not all. What kinds of
things can be done with our limited time and funding?

Dianna Baycich

From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On Behalf
Of Denney, Brooke
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 11:27 AM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 377] Innumeracy

Happy Summer Everyone!

It seems that the list is once again quiet. Therefore, I thought I might
create some discussion about an article that I recently came across by Bob
Sullivan. It is an excerpt from his book, "Stop Getting Ripped Off" (2009)
which talks about Innumeracy and the epidemic we face by being an innumerate
society. Here is a link to this excerpt:
http://stopgettingrippedoff.net/Innumeracy.htm I found this information to
be surprising. Let me know your thoughts.

Brooke Denney, Moderator

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