[Numeracy 228] Re: Knowing your facts / Reducing stereotype threat

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Jacqueline Kiefer jkiefer at dacc.nmsu.edu
Wed Mar 24 14:47:16 EDT 2010


Thank you for the link, Andrew. This is fascinating information!

I would greatly appreciate copies of your hand-outs.

Jackie Kiefer
AEd. Program Coordinator/GED Instructor
Dona Ana Community College
Anthony, New Mexico

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From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On Behalf Of Andrew Isom
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:42 AM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 225] Knowing your facts / Reducing stereotype threat

Hi all:

I am in full agreement with other "first" responders: students need to have the facts mastered. It is one of the more important services that we can provide to them as their teachers.

I have just started to use the Tic Toe Math method (which was mentioned on this list-serve some time ago. I found an ancient document published about it online, and then found a DVD course for professional development by a Dr. Richard Cooper. My first attempt at it found some success, but it's true value, I'm sure while show forth in repetition. I watched the DVD and tried to distill the steps down into the simplest form possible. I created documents for the odd numbers up to ten. I will be working on the even hand-outs today. If you are interested in copies, please send me an email and I will send them your way.

Also, another important thing to consider in teaching ABE numeracy is a concept called "stereotype threat". This is very important if you teaching women and/or racial-ethnic minority students. Here is a really good resource on the subject: http://reducingstereotypethreat.org/. There is a link there that provides methods for reducing with students.

Be well~~

Andrew J. Isom
Math Specialist
Center For Literacy
North Philadelphia Community High School isom at centerforliteracy.org (215)744-6000 ext. 210


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Welcome back to those of you home from the COABE/Proliteracy Conference held last week! There was a lot of great information given at this conference but in one of the sessions that I attended a question was asked about whether or not it was necessary for adults to "know" their multiplication facts to be successful in a mathematics course/exam? Or is it enough to understand the concept, that multiplication is repetitive addition enough to be successful in a mathematics course/exam? I thought this was an interesting question and therefore, I would pose these same questions to the forum. What are your thoughts about multiplication?



Good Day Everyone!



Brooke Denney

Math and Numeracy Moderator