[Numeracy 53] Re: Hello

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Kelli Davis (Crawford County Read Program) titusvillereadprogram at verizon.net
Mon Jan 25 14:21:14 EST 2010


Do you mean tic/tac/toe math? If so, yes, I've used it and it's great! It
works really well for those who can't "memorize" their multiplication
tables, but they understand patterns. It's a teriffic tool!


----- Original Message -----
From: "shirley burns" <threedog at cyberport.net>
To: "'The Math and Numeracy Discussion List'" <numeracy at nifl.gov>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 2:50 PM
Subject: [Numeracy 44] Re: Hello



> Has anyone used tic/tac/doe math to help students with the multiplication

> tables. I have, and the students grasp it and use it. Eventually, they

> know their tables and see numeric relationships.

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On

> Behalf

> Of Rush, Steven R

> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 12:02 PM

> To: The Math and Numeracy Discussion List

> Subject: [Numeracy 42] Re: Hello

>

> Hi, I am the Director, Health Literacy Innovations for UnitedHealth

> Group. I lead the health literacy initiative within the company. I

> have several interests: ensuring the accessibility, understandability

> and actionability of health information and bringing medical consumerism

> into the k-12 and other educational environments. I have growing

> awareness of the importance of math skills in today's health care

> environment

>

> Interest one: I am interested in learning how math skills are tied to

> navigating the health care environment and what might be done to help

> enhance a consumer's ability to understand health, health plan and

> wellness information.

>

> Interest two: I am interested in any activity where people are using

> health information as part of educational curriculum.

>

> I thank you for your input.

>

> Steve

>

> Steven R. Rush, MA LP

> Director Health Literacy Innovation

> UnitedHealth Group Alliances

> 9701 Data Park Drive MN006-E500

> Minnetonka, MN 55343

> Office: 952-931-5975 I Fax: 952-931-4649 I

> Email: steven_r_rush at uhc.com

>

>

>

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On

> Behalf Of anita at gplc.org

> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 8:31 AM

> To: numeracy at nifl.gov

> Subject: [Numeracy 30] Hello

>

> My name is Anita Markowitz and I am a GED and ABE instructor with the

> Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. I have taught different subjects

> to adults for about 15 years. Before teaching adults I taught first

> grade.

> My area of comfort is reading as I have a MS in Reading, but I teach

> more math than reading in my GED class and in my beginning level ABE

> class. I suspect that many of my beginning level students have learning

> problems with math.

> I joined this group to learn more about math and/or numeracy. I try to

> keep word problems in my GED math class related to work and how they can

> use math on the job. I have a question for the group. How do you get

> adults to learn their multiplication tables? I have students (of all

> ages from 18 to mid 70's) come into class and use various methods to

> work out multiplication and division problems. (Some of my beginners

> also make marks on scratch paper to add and subtract.) It takes a long

> time and I can see how it hurts them when they test on the TABE test and

> on the GED Math section of a Practice Test. They don't finish because

> they don't know the multiplication tables by heart.

>

>

> Anita Markowitz

> Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

> Adult Education Instructor

> 412-393-7609/412-552-7067

>

>

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