[Numeracy 90] Re: What are your thoughts...

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Elizabeth Howell ehowell at nctc.edu
Tue Feb 2 14:20:03 EST 2010

Sorry for my delayed response...please allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Elizabeth Howell, and I teach Developmental Math at North Central Texas College in Corinth Texas. Our college does have GED and ABE classes through our Lifelong Learning/Continuing Education department, but I teach remedial math courses to students pursuing an academic degree. I am very interested in the struggles that students have with mathematics, and it seems to me that so often their struggles stem from a lack of basic skills (numeracy) . Thus I have thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue and ideas you have shared over the last couple of weeks.

Thanks for letting me be a part of the group :)

Elizabeth Howell
North Central Texas College
Department of College Preparatory Studies
ehowell at nctc.edu

From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On Behalf Of Denney, Brooke [denneyb at cowley.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:30 AM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 88] What are your thoughts...


Now that things have slowed down a bit, I wanted to encourage people who have not introduced themselves to please do so Then perhaps reflect upon the following questions: What are your hopes for this discussion list? What skills or knowledge can you share with us to deepen our knowledge about mathematics &/or numeracy?

I also have a question that was asked of the list,

In an Adult Education class with a wide range of ages from 16 years old to 70 years old, does age affect learning style? If so, how do you deal with such diversity? If no, how did you arrive at this conclusion?

This is something that we see in all of our centers. Therefore, I am interested to read your responses.

Brooke Denney
Math & Numeracy Moderator
Cowley College Adult Education