[Numeracy 631] Re: Announcement: Register Now for Online Professional Development Courses on Numeracy
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Hi Dorothea and Susan,
My apologies for not being clear. The Focus on Basics article is not the
basis for the course. A practitioner in Massachusetts wrote the course based
on her classroom experience and work on a numeracy professional development
initiative in her state. The first lesson in the course looks at what number
sense is. Subsequent lessons look at what estimation is and when to use it;
types of estimation; mental math; fractions, decimals, and percents; and
calculator math. Feel free to read the course description at
For those of you who are interested, you can read Dorothea's article, Using
Part-Whole Thinking in Math, online at http://www.ncsall.net/?id=31. Choose
the Numeracy issue, Vol. 9, Issue A (May 08). It's the article that begins
on page 1.
Focus on Basics was published by the U.S. Division of World Education, Inc.
The online course, Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes was
produced and offered by Professional Studies in Adult Education
(www.professionalstudiesae.org), which is a partnership of the U.S. Division
of World Education, Inc., and ProLiteracy. Course registrations are managed
by New Readers Press, the publishing division of ProLiteracy.
I hope that this clarifies my response. Dorothea is correct when she notes
that the titles of the course and her article are similar. Both the course
and the article are rooted in the current research and thinking about
numeracy and math.
kaye_beall at worlded.org
From: ROBERT G STEINKE [mailto:steinkedb at q.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:47 PM
To: The Math and Numeracy Discussion List; kabeall at comcast.net
Subject: RE: [Numeracy 625] Re: Announcement: Register Now for Online
Professional Development Courses on Numeracy
Thanks for asking the question about the on-line course, Number Sense:
Teaching About Parts and Wholes which is, I believe, a joint effort of World
Education and New Readers Press.
I'm the author of the "Focus on Basics" article about teaching parts and
wholes that you mentioned in your question. I appreciate that you (and
others on this list-serve) have found value in what I had to say in the
article. However, there is much more that one needs to know about which
earlier developmental math concepts adults are missing (and how to deal with
teaching those concepts) than could be put in a single article.
I had hoped that Kaye would have answered your question about whether the
content of my article is the basis for their course. If that is the case, I
would have been glad to work with them on the content so that they had the
complete picture (which is in my copyrighted material, which New Readers
Press had an opportunity to review a few years back).
It may be that only the name of their course and my article is the same. The
content may be quite different. It would be nice to know.
GED & developmental math
Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
dorothea.steinke at frontrange.edu
From: numeracy-bounces at lincs.ed.gov
[mailto:numeracy-bounces at lincs.ed.gov]On Behalf Of Susan Jones
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:29 PM
To: kabeall at comcast.net; numeracy at lincs.ed.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 625] Re: Announcement: Register Now for Online
Professional Development Courses on Numeracy
Is the "parts and wholes" related to the ideas on the "Focus on Basics"
article about teaching parts and wholes?
Academic Development Specialist
Center for Academic Success
Champaign, IL 61821
sujones at parkland.edu
>>> "Kaye Beall" <kabeall at comcast.net> 12/9/2010 10:32 AM >>>
Registration is now open for five online numeracy courses for adult
educators: Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes, Geometry: Teaching
About Shapes and Their Measures, Data: Interpreting Statistical
Representations, Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning and Introduction
to College Transition Math. The courses are available at
Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes
Teaching students how to estimate, do mental math, and use calculators will
help them to better understand how to use numbers. This course focuses on
how to help adult students answer key questions: When is it necessary to
have an exact answer, and when is an estimate sufficient? When calculation
is necessary, which tool is appropriate to use? This course examines how
students develop and apply number sense and provides lots of teaching
strategies and activities that you can use right away.
Course dates: January 10-February 18, 2011
Course description: http://www.newreaderspress.com/Items.aspx?hierId=6503
Course instructor: Mary Barbara Hanna
Course fee: $179
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