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Learning Numeracy: A Simple Yet Effective Number Embedding Approach Using Knowledge Graph

Hanyu Duan, Yi Yang, Kar Yan Tam
2021 Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2021   unpublished
In this work, we propose a simple number embedding approach based on knowledge graph. We construct a knowledge graph consisting of number entities and magnitude relations.  ...  Knowledge graph embedding method is then applied to obtain number vectors.  ...  In this work, we propose NEKG (Number Embeddings from Knowledge Graph), a simple yet effective number embedding method that produces numeracy-preserving embeddings via a knowledge graph structure.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2021.findings-emnlp.221 fatcat:e6dm2fwe2nf7lmntiipalswipm

Risk Literacy: What Can Adult Literacy Education Learn from the Decision Sciences?

Leah Saal
2021 ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LITERACY, LANGUAGE, AND NUMERACY  
Yet, improving skilled decisions (or problem solving) in high-stakes circumstances requires a structured approach to decision making.  ...  Low Statistical Numeracy Skills A final significant barrier for adults in effective decision making in high-risk situations is insufficient statistical numeracy skills (Cokely et al., 2018) .  ... 
doi:10.35847/lsaal.3.2.62 fatcat:p5n2plx5mbbeblqu3ywrqn5aze

The PIAAC Numeracy Framework: A Guide to Instruction

Donna Curry
2019 ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LITERACY, LANGUAGE, AND NUMERACY  
In addition to assessing three key information-processing skills-literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments-PIAAC included a skills use module, which collected information  ...  from each participant on additional skills used in the workplace, including communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and learning skills, as part of an extensive background questionnaire, which collected  ...  Imagine two different bar graphs, both depicting the number of errors made per day. In the first graph, there are three simple bars, each representing only the total number of errors for the day.  ... 
doi:10.35847/dcurry.1.2.33 fatcat:skxylppzg5cazpfkarlf6u6s74

The PIAAC Numeracy Framework: A Guide to Instruction

Donna Curry
2019 ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LITERACY, LANGUAGE, AND NUMERACY  
Imagine two different bar graphs, both depicting the number of errors made per day. In the first graph, there are three simple bars, each representing only the total number of errors for the day.  ...  A simple task might require someone to draw a picture to represent the total number of bottles stocked on a shelf.  ... 
doi:10.35847/dcurry1.2.33 fatcat:3wlcc4hk75ceziyebwuswkhbsy

Fostering Scientific and Numerate Practices in Journalism to Support Rapid Public Learning

Louise Yarnall, Michael Andrew Ranney
2017 Numeracy  
However, some methods for more effectively educating the public have been persistently underutilized: in particular, embedding informative numerical rates and efficient scientific explanations in news  ...  Building on a review of relevant psychological literatures, principles, and existing reporting methods, we describe findings from a series of cognitive-scientific studies that demonstrate how using key  ...  Some of the work discussed was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Committee on Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bequest from the estate  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.10.1.3 fatcat:6vnv5el5hffevlemh5ca5n34ym

Measuring Numeracy: Validity and the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

Samuel Tunstall
2020 Numeracy  
A tension raised in recent scholarship is that between numeracy as a social practice and numeracy as a functional skill set.  ...  In following a path set out by standards for assessment, I ask: What does the PIAAC numeracy assessment claim to measure? What are the intended uses of the assessment?  ...  Acknowledgments I am grateful to my dissertation committee of Tonya Bartell, Lynn Fendler, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, and Vince Melfi, as well as the Reviewers and Editors of Numeracy for their constructive  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.13.2.1348 fatcat:y3c7rrmy4nfwpd3ycqnpkox3sm

Modelling Basic Numeracy Learning Application for Children with Autism: A Pilot Study

Muhamad Fairus Kamaruzaman, Harrinni Md Noor, Mustaffa Halabi Azahari
2017 Social and Management Research Journal  
However, it is essential they obtain a competence approach in order to achieve independence.  ...  Keywords: children with autism, assistive learning technology, apps, numeracy, education  ...  Example of joining the dots on number one in numeracy learning skill application screen p Example of number one in basic numeracy learning skill screen page 3.  ... 
doi:10.24191/smrj.v14i2.5496 fatcat:cm6qd6ovdjchhfysqusqr7stwi

What's in a Name? A Critical Review of Definitions of Quantitative Literacy, Numeracy, and Quantitative Reasoning

Gizem Karaali, Edwin Villafane-Hernandez, Jeremy Taylor
2016 Numeracy  
Furthermore we propose that the knowledge content captured by the individual terms can be placed on a continuum (statistics-data-arithmeticmathematics-logic).  ...  In investigating the meanings of terms like "quantitative literacy," "quantitative reasoning," and "numeracy," we seek common ground, common themes, common goals and aspirations of a community of practitioners  ...  EVH was supported by a Pomona College SURP grant in the summer of 2015 to work on this project.  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.9.1.2 fatcat:gj6gc3t525erphvvcrt6ynoavq

Adult numeracy and the totally pedagogised society: PIAAC and other international surveys in the context of global educational policy on lifelong learning

Anna Tsatsaroni, Jeff Evans
2013 Educational Studies in Mathematics  
surveys in the context of global educational policy on lifelong learning.  ...  An open access repository of Middlesex University research http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk Tsatsaroni, Anna and Evans, Jeff (2014) Adult numeracy and the totally pedagogised society: PIAAC and other international  ...  However, a number of key issues in interpreting the uses and effects of the survey go beyond the technical issues around methodological validity.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10649-013-9470-x fatcat:ckt6mi6ryzgwfmv47uavy24zgu

Birds-Dead and Deadly: Why Numeracy Needs to Address Social Construction

Joel Best
2008 Numeracy  
Sociologists use the term social construction to refer to the processes by which people assign meaning to their world. This paper argues that numeracy education needs to address social construction.  ...  into numeracy education.  ...  Do such simple numbers offer any useful lessons in numeracy? In my view, there are at least two important lessons to be learned from examining the billion bird-death figure.  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.1.1.6 fatcat:hrhmpljrkne7pmeg743e7r7loy

Quantitative Literacy on the Web of Science, 2 - Mining the Health Numeracy Literature for Assessment Items

H.L. Vacher, Todd Chavez
2009 Numeracy  
A topic search of the Web of Science (WoS) database using the term "numeracy" produced a bibliography of 293 articles, reviews and editorial commentaries (Oct 2008).  ...  There is also a Medical Data Interpretation Test and a Subjective Numeracy Scale.  ...  We thank the three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and questions, which led to a more complete, albeit longer, presentation.  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.2.1.5 fatcat:dttw4t56svbj5awn4ubcottnbq

Early Numeracy Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Developmental Disabilities

Diane M. Browder, Bree A. Jimenez, Fred Spooner, Alicia Saunders, Melissa Hudson, Keri S. Bethune
2013 Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities  
Competence in early numeracy skills highly correlate with success in mathematics in later years; however, many students, including students with moderate and severe disabilities, lack a sound foundation  ...  in early numeracy skills.  ...  Mathematics stories were used to help students master early numeracy skills that they had not yet learned but that were no longer taught in the grades of their age level.  ... 
doi:10.2511/027494813805327205 fatcat:qukj3a3x6nd53dq5nuggh427vq

Better News about Math: A Research Agenda

Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, John Voiklis, Laura Santhanam, Nsikan Akpan, Shivani Ishwar, Elizabeth Attaway, Patti Parson, John Fraser
2021 Numeracy  
Numeracy is not a luxury: numbers constantly factor into our daily lives. Yet adults in the United States have lower numeracy than adults in most other developed nations.  ...  That leaves news well-poised as a source of informal learning, given that news is a domain where adults regularly encounter quantitative content.  ...  This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1906802.  ... 
doi:10.5038/1936-4660.14.1.1377 fatcat:5fyit6vr7fdt5dzl4cabv7r3mm

Hīnātore: Upskilling Māori and Pacific Workplace Learners

Anne Alkema
2020 Literacy and Numeracy Studies  
It describes ako (teaching and learning processes); mahi (work), how workplaces support learning and employees' changed ways of working after a programme; and how learning is taken into and contributes  ...  This paper describes the findings from the project in relation to the processes used in the programmes and outcomes for these employees in eight workplaces.  ...  Here, for example, literacy and numeracy are embedded into learning programmes; facilitators and employees take a collaborative approach; what is taught and learned is negotiable; literacy is seen as a  ... 
doi:10.5130/lns.v27i1.6833 fatcat:tbm4yyqlkvcptd4rtz3digmez4

How numeracy influences risk comprehension and medical decision making

Valerie F. Reyna, Wendy L. Nelson, Paul K. Han, Nathan F. Dieckmann
2009 Psychological bulletin  
We review the growing literature on health numeracy, the ability to understand and use numerical information, and its relation to cognition, health behaviors, and medical outcomes.  ...  ratio bias effects).  ...  to use "numbers embedded in printed materials" (Kutner et al., 2006, p. iv) .  ... 
doi:10.1037/a0017327 pmid:19883143 pmcid:PMC2844786 fatcat:ngknb5lmcjdg5i57er6alvcz7i
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