40% of Irish have difficulty with numeracy Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Today the Irish Times reported the findings of a study conducted by Millward Brown Lansdowne for the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) on the maths knowledge of Irish adults.

We have created a worksheet which features the six questions asked, plus a slide show you can use in the classroom to test students knowledge of the same problems. Great for senior primary school or second level.

PDF Printable Worksheet:

PDF Slide Show:

The officail results of the survey, published by NALA, a PowerPoint file.

You can read more about the study at the NALA website:

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