This table gives you a brief overview of what kinds of skills to expect at each level. The original document contains much more detail, believe me.
|Level||Number Sense & Computation||Measurement & Geometry|
|1||Reads and writes whole numbers. Adds and subtracts single-digit numbers. Understands the concept of “half”.||Compares size of familiar objects. Estimates amounts needed for daily activities. Keeps track of time and date.|
|2||Adds and subtracts multi-digit numbers. Starts to use concepts of multiplication and division. Recognizes commonly used fractions.||Measures using common metric or imperial units. Uses simple, clear maps. Reads time and temperature.|
|3||Adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides multi-digit numbers and decimals. Starts to use the concept of fractions in problem solving.||Understands the metric prefix system. Draws geometric shapes from given dimensions (e.g. craft patterns). Finds points on a grid or map using coordinates.|
|4||Performs calculations that integrate decimals, fractions and percents Understands concepts of integers, ratios, and exponents. Uses formulas containing x as an unknown.||Uses precise measurement at home or work. Converts precisely between metric and imperial. Calculates area and volume of rectangular shapes.|
|5||Performs a variety of calculations that integrate several of the above concepts. Creates and solves algebraic equations||Calculates area and volume of circular and triangular shapes. Uses Pythagorean theorem. Makes scale drawings.|
Recently, the Ontario Government has changed how it defines literacy levels. They have transformed the 5 level LBS system to a 3 level OALCF system (Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework). Both will be discussed in class.