Use Math to Solve Problems and Communicate Performance Continuum
Performance Level 2
Level 2 Indicators
Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies Adults performing at Level 2 can:
 Read, write, and interpret some common types of mathematical information such as:
Numbers and number sense: whole numbers, monetary values and prices, benchmark fractions (3/4, 1/10), decimals (.25, .50, .75, .10) and percents (25%, 75%, 10%, 100%); Patterns/Functions/Relationships: simple patterns, probability and proportions (1:4, 4:1);
Space/Shape/Measurement: commonly used standard units of measurement, common geometric shapes, and the concept of "area"; and
Data/Statistics: simple ways to interpret and represent data (tables, bar graphs with and without gridlines, line graphs and pie graphs).
 Recall and use mathematic procedures such as addition and subtraction (with or without use of calculator), grouping, comparing 2 numbers, and basic estimating; and measure length, weight, and areas of standard and nonstandard shapes using tools calibrated with whole numbers and benchmark equivalents (rulers, manipulatives).
 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
 Define, select, and organize simple data, and measure with appropriate tools, describe patterns, and/or use computational procedures effectively to solve a problem and to verify that the solution is reasonable.
 Communicate the solution to the problem orally, in pictures, or in writing.
Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings
Adults performing at Level 2 can easily select and apply the knowledge, skills, and strategies at this level to independently accomplish simple, welldefined, and structured math tasks in a range of comfortable and familiar, or highly structured, settings.
Level 2 Examples of Proficient Performance
Adults performing at Level 2 can select, record and work with simple mathematical information to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
 Stay within a set budget while shopping for work clothes.
 Determine the area of a room by grouping the square units within the shape and performing repeated addition.
 Describe a simple equation for determining weekly pay based on a consistent, predictable pattern, such as $5 per hour.
 Review a restaurant check for a group of 5 people to see if there are errors; estimate the sales tax on the meal.
 Measure the approximate number of feet of baseboard that will be needed for a room.
 Design a garden with at least 2 rectangular flowerbeds; cost out fencing and plants using a catalogue.
 Survey a group on the topic of your choice and create a bar graph to display data; explain findings.
 Listen to 2 weather forecasters and keep track (by graphing) of the actual high and low temperatures each day for a week to see which forecaster is more accurate.
 Use a calculator to add total receipts from 6 cash registers.
 Quadruple a recipe for chocolate chip cookies for a community bake sale.
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