|Review of research in adult numeracy (Completed)|
This report reviews UK and international research and related literature on, and relevant to, adult numeracy. It first considers conceptual issues in adult numeracy in the context of Skills for Life, numeracy/mathematics education as a research domain, reviews of research and the survey evidence of adults' numeracy skills.
It then examines numeracy in context, which includes its context and transfer, the investigation of the use of mathematics in everyday life, mathematics and employment and financial literacy.
The review goes on to look at learning and teaching in adult numeracy, which embodies policy and provision of adult numeracy and literacy in England, teacher education and diverse learners.
Finally it considers factors affecting learning. It investigates affective factors, mathematics anxiety, dyscalculia, brain function in mathematical activity and research methods and methodological issues in research on adult numeracy.
The project was completed, and the report published, in 2003.