[Numeracy 28] Re: numeracy

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Mary Corso akamarilynmary at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 17:04:21 EST 2010


Hello! Are you familiar with or provide instruction for TABE, GED, or any
other state tests at your school. The math level on these test are
relativley low and make numeracy teachable for me. Mary

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Susan Jones <SUJones at parkland.edu> wrote:


> I'm Sue Jones, and I provide academic support at Parkland College in

> pre-college courses. We also give some support to people who apply to the

> college, take our assessment test, and don't do as well as they want.

> I'm passionate about making math accessible to more folks who are sure

> they can't do it. I have just printed out Kate Nonesuch's manual for

> teaching math to adults to peruse, and I'm planning on doing at *least* the

> overview for Making Math Real that's coming out to the Chicago area in June.

> My background includes intensive and extensive training in ORton-Gillingham

> methods for reading, and I wanted for years to apply that to math and am

> delighted to see that Maknig Math Real seems to do that.

> I've also been interested in using technology to make the abstractions

> more visual & comprehensible. I think some of the attendance issues could

> be ameliorated by making some of the instruciton and practice and

> reinforcement possible via computer & internet. I'm playing with Camtasia

> but wishing I had the skills with Flash to make things interactive... if

> people will go to Facebook and do Pirates and Mafia Wars, I can't help but

> think they'd play and want to "level up" with math skills, too.

>

> Susan Jones

> Academic Development Specialist

> Center for Academic Success

> Parkland College

> Champaign, IL 61821

> 217-353-2056

> sujones at parkland.edu

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