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 non-standard 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, well-defined, 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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