Essential Skills Quebec

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The ability to use numbers and think in quantitative terms. Numerical estimating, money math, scheduling, budgeting and analyzing measurements or data.


Take the Numeracy Self-Assessment

Complete this self-assessment to help you understand your numeracy strengths and areas for improvement. 

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Numeracy for Health Care Aides

A Health Care Aide’s duties and responsibilities can vary widely among facilities and regions, but the demand on their Essential Skills is constant. Essential Skills for Health Care Aides is a learner-focused response to the need for training materials that support and enhance the Essential Skills a Health Care Aide uses to perform the tasks of their workplace and the learning required to take on new tasks.

Numeracy: The Basics Tutorial and Video Series
The following links are each for a Concept video, Practice video and a Workbook.
Set Topic Title Videos & Workbook
A Order of Operations 1 Concept       Practice       Workbook
B Order of Operations 2 Concept       Practice       Workbook
C Adding & Subtracting Fractions 1 Concept       Practice       Workbook
D Adding & Subtracting Fractions 2 Concept       Practice       Workbook
E Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Concept       Practice       Workbook
F Mixed & Improper Fractions Concept       Practice       Workbook
G Operations with Mixed Fractions 1 Concept       Practice       Workbook
H Operations with Mixed Fractions 2 Concept       Practice       Workbook
I Operations with Mixed Fractions 3 Concept       Practice       Workbook
J Adding & Subtracting Decimals Concept       Practice       Workbook
K Multiplying Decimals Concept       Practice       Workbook
L Dividing Decimals Concept       Practice       Workbook
M Order of Operations & Decimals Concept       Practice       Workbook
N Decimals, Fractions & Percent 1 Concept       Practice       Workbook
O Decimals, Fractions & Percent 2 Concept       Practice       Workbook
P Imperial Conversions Concept       Practice       Workbook
Q Metric Conversions Concept       Practice       Workbook
R Metric and Imperial Conversions Concept       Practice       Workbook
S Geometry 1 – Perimeter Concept       Practice       Workbook
T Geometry 2 – Area Concept       Practice       Workbook
U Geometry 3 – Volume Concept       Practice       Workbook
V Solving Equations 1 Concept       Practice       Workbook
W Solving Equations 2 Concept       Practice       Workbook
X Ratio & Proportion Concept       Practice       Workbook
Y Averages Concept       Practice       Workbook
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Percents Tutorial
Learn how to calculate percents and use them in real-life situations with this GFC Learn Free tutorial. 
Place Value

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn place values of whole numbers and decimals

  • Practice writing and reading place values

  • Identify the place values of digits

Pricing a Job

In this lesson you will:

  • Differentiate between overhead and direct costs

  • Practice pricing jobs, calculating overhead, direct costs, profit, and a buffer

  • Consider how a price can be raised or lowered depending on the going rate

Unit 06: Managing My Money

No matter how much money a person has, it is important to know how to manage it. Many people think money management is a lot harder than it really is. In reality, a few money management basics go a long way. Such basics will help you to do what you want in life. 

E-learning video-support sections of this unit:

Unit 15: Understanding Numbers

In this unit, you will begin to develop strategies to handle and appreciate everyday Math. 

Unit 16: Adding and Subtracting

In this unit, you will develop strategies to help you handle everyday Math such as adding, subtracting, counting money and estimating.