Use Math to Solve Problems and Communicate Performance Continuum
Performance Level 3
Level 3 Indicators
Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies Adults performing at Level 3 can:
 Read, write, and interpret a variety of common mathematical information such as:
Numbers and number sense: monetary values, extensions of benchmark fractions (1/8, 1/3, 1/5, etc), decimals, and percents (15%, 30%, etc.);
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: patterns and simple formulas (such as d=rt, a=lw);
Space/Shape/Measurement: standard units of measurement including fractional units and benchmark angle measurements (90 degrees, 360 degrees, etc), geometric shapes including shapes containing a combination of common shapes, concept of pi, and concept of converting between units of measurement; and
Data/Statistics: ways to interpret and represent data (tables and graphs with scaling, basic statistical concepts such as range, mode, mean, and median).
 Recall and use a good store of mathematical procedures such as estimation, rounding, multiplication and division (with and without use of a calculator), adding and subtracting common fractional amounts, measure length, weight, area and circumference using tools calibrated to varying degrees of precision and converting units of measurement as appropriate.
 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
 Define, select and organize a variety of common mathematical data and measure with appropriate tools, describe patterns, and/or use appropriate procedures effectively to solve a problem and verify that the solution is reasonable.
 Communicate the solution to the problem orally, with visual representations, in writing, by entries in a table or appropriate graph, or with basic statistics (range, mode, mean, median).
Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings
Adults performing at Level 3 can easily select and apply the knowledge, skills, and strategies at this level to independently accomplish welldefined and structured math tasks in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
Level 3 Examples of Proficient Performance
Adults performing at Level 3 can select, record, and work with mathematical information to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
 Figure a tip on a restaurant bill.
 Balance a checking account.
 Write a children's book on multiplication facts.
 Determine how much flooring is needed for a room by multiplying the length times the width of the room.
 Design a survey regarding a community issue, and collect and organize the results.
 Develop a monthly budget.
 Design a garden to get the most space with the least amount of fencing needed.
 Decide which product to buy based on a comparison of nutritional information.
 Figure estimated taxes.
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