Preface 

Plenary Sessions 

Functional NumeracyMieke van Groenestijn 
9

Adult Learning in Austria. Facts and issuesArthur Schneeberger 
19

Mathematics at Work: Adults and ArtefactsRudolf Strasser 
30

Sociomathematics: Researching Adults Mathematics in WorkTine Wedege 
38

Topic groups 

Mathematics Education for the WorkplaceLisbeth Lindberg 
50

Thinking about Research Methods and the Truth of the Research ResultsJuergen Maasz 
53

A Report on Selected Dissertation ResearchKatherine SaffordRamus 
56

Affective Factors and Mathematics LearningWolfgang Schlôglmann 
60

Paper presentations 

Studying Mathematical Everyday Working ProblemsMercedes de Agüero 
68

The NRDC report: ‘Adult numeracy: Review of research and related literature’Diana Coben 
78

Adult Problem Solving: New InsightsNoel Colleran, John O’Donoghue, Eamonn Murphy 
85

Towards an Evaluative Framework for New Learning Technologies in Adult Mathematics/Numeracy EducationGail E. FitzSimons 
94

The National Survey of Numeracy in England. Findings, insights, reflection and implications John Gillespie 
102

Values and Mathematics: Attitudes among Teachers in Adult EducationInge Henningsen, Tine Wedege 
110

The ALMABproject: Activities and Plans in Exchange across BordersB. Hermeler, L. Lindenskov 
119

Teaching Mathematics Through PedagogyMarj Home 
123

Development of mathematical knowledge in plumbing apprentices: Using and applying scale diagramsMichaela Inglis and John Pegg 
130

Medicine calculations for nurses at Ullevâl University HospitalSvein Kvalø 
140

Teachers’ Approaches to Mathematics to Live and Work – a Model of Four StagesLena Lindenskov 
146

Numeracy Concept Sophistication – An Organising Framework. A Useful Thinking ToolTerry Maguire and John O’Donoghue 
154

Equipped for the Future: Ten Years Old and still Going StrongKatherine SaffordRamus 
162

Mathematical tasks for work and life: What is the role of proof?Diane M. Spresser 
168 
Topic Groups 

Where is the mathematics in measurement?Mark Baxter, Eamonn Leddy, Liz Richards, Topo Wresniwiro, Alison Tomlin, Diana Coben 
176

Interactive Whole Class TeachingAnn McDonnell 
183

Mathematics done by adults portrayed as a cultural object in advertising and in filmJeff Evans 
187

Defining Numeracy – Concepts, Meaning and WordsDavid Kaye 
194

Professional Development of Adult Numeracy Teachers What Form does it take?Lena Lindenskov, Peter Weng and Terry Maguire 
200 
Math Literacy of adults: an example about proportionsJavier Diez Palomar, Paloma García Wehrle, Joaquin Giménez Rodríguez 
210 
Exploring the contexts, meanings and uses of numeracy for teachers and adult learnersJon Swain, Elizabeth Baker, Debbie Holder, Barbara Newmarch, Diana Coben 
217 