[Numeracy 229] Re: Knowing your facts / Reducing stereotype threat

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mstever at pm.noacsc.org mstever at pm.noacsc.org
Wed Mar 24 15:30:44 EDT 2010

-- Thanks for the offer to furnish copies of Tic Toe Math information. I
will share it with the rest of our ABLE/GED/ESOL team. I used to check
Dr. Cooper's website often but haven't done so for a couple of years. He
is well known for his work with learning differences.

Marelese Stever, Instructor
ABLE/GED Program
Putnam County Educational
Service Center
Ottawa, OH 45875

On Wed, March 24, 2010 11:41 am, Andrew Isom wrote:

> 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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> Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:37:19 -0500

> From: "Denney, Brooke" <denneyb at cowley.edu>

> Subject: [Numeracy 220] Seeking for Understanding

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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






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