Adult Literacy and
Regardless of age or gender, the ability to read, write and
use mathematics is essential. In many aspects of our lives
today we still need to read and write, a need technology cannot
replace. Indeed, in some ways, it is more essential. As more
everyday activities become automated, so reading becomes more
important. Although the need to write extensively may be limited
for many adults, writing nevertheless remains an important
form of communication. In everyday life it is difficult to
avoid filling in forms, writing letters etc. Mathematics is
essential to functioning independently. In everyday life we
are confronted with numbers, from getting on the right bus
or putting coins in a parking meter, to choosing the best
deal on a mobile phone or a pension plan.
Increasingly, we are bombarded with charts and statistics
to inform us, persuade us, impress us, convince us. Without
some understanding of how to interpret data it is difficult
to be an independent citizen and confident consumer.
Please contact us for more info.