# [Numeracy 625] Re: Announcement: Register Now for Online Professional Development Courses on Numeracy

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Susan Jones sujones at parkland.edu
Mon Dec 13 15:29:08 EST 2010

Is the "parts and wholes" related to the ideas on the "Focus on Basics" article about teaching parts and wholes?

Susan Jones
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>>> "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
www.ProfessionalStudiesAE.org.

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 instructor: Mary Barbara Hanna

Course fee: \$179

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Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and Their Measures

Adult basic education students need foundational geometry and measurement
skills not only to succeed in GED math, but also in the workplace. In this
course, you will explore key topics in geometry, such as area, perimeter,
and volume, and their importance in everyday life. You'll look at numerous
instructional activities for teaching about angles, spatial relationships,
similarity, and figure transformations on a coordinate graph system.

Course dates: February 21-April 1, 2011

Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge

Course fee: \$179

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Data: Interpreting Statistical Representations

Data, or numerical information, can be described, represented, analyzed, and
interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This course looks at some
common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the measures of central
tendency statistics, graphs, and probability. Through the course readings,
activities, and discussions, you'll review basic concepts and explore
students.

Course dates: March 14-April 22, 2011

Course fee: \$179

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Algebra: Introducing Algebraic Reasoning

Research suggests that math topics, including algebra, should be taught at
all levels, not just when a student is ready for GED preparation. In this
course, you'll learn how to introduce algebraic reasoning to your students,
and you'll experiment with strategies for teaching numeric patterns,
relationships, and functions based on real-life situations. You'll also
explore strategies to help students model quantitative relationships using
graphs, tables, words, and equations.

Course dates: April 4-May 13, 2011

Course instructor: Barbara Goodridge

Course fee: \$179

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Introduction to College Transition Math

Through the readings and activities in this course, you will reflect on your
own and your students' math backgrounds, examine and experience the college
placement test your students take, try out math activities and exercises you
can use in your classrooms, and explore the math knowledge and skills you
will want to present to your own college transition students.

Course dates: February 28-April 25, 2011

Course description:
http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/index.html#ctmath

Course instructor: Gloria Vachino

Course fee: \$249.00 (requires textbook)

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Questions? E-mail prodev at proliteracy.org or literacy at worlded.org.

ProfessionalStudiesAE.org is a partnership of World Education, Inc., and
<http://www.proliteracy.com/NetCommunity/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.
professionalstudiesae.org&srcid=4593&srctid=1&erid=443971> for a complete
listing of available courses.

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Kaye

Kaye Beall

Project Director

World Education

kaye_beall at worlded.org

www.worlded.org