Math & Numeracy

First Steps in Preparing for College-Level Math: Using Soft Skills for Success (Part 1)

This training supports participants in gaining skills and strategies for teaching “soft skills” to adult learners. The soft skills and strategies selected are specific to skills that are necessary for success in the college-level math classroom. This training provides the foundational content for the First Steps in Preparing for College-Level Math: Math Strategies for Success training.

Enhancing Learner Critical Thinking on the Use of Social Media: Numeracy Instructional Strategies

This training will cover critical reasoning and problem-solving skills as well as instructional strategies for three aspects (platforms/sites, user profiles, and usage pros/cons) of social media that adult education practitioners can incorporate into instruction. Participants will utilize session resources to develop multi-level numeracy lessons.

Components of Numeracy: Tools for Engaging Learners in Meaningful Math

This workshop introduces adult education practitioners to the three components of numeracy (content, context, and cognitive and affective aspects) that have been aligned with the Mathematical Practices of the College and Career Readiness Standards. Components of Numeracy models the integration of conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and real-world application through a sequence of activities that come from and relate to a workplace environment in which numbers and mathematical activity are embedded.

Adult Numeracy Instruction-Professional Development Institute 3 (ANI)

The overall vision of Adult Numeracy Instruction: Professional Development (ANI-PD) is to increase the capacity of teachers, programs, and states to provide high-quality math instruction in Adult Basic Education programs. The mathematical content of this two-day ANI-PD Institute, the last of three, consists of algebra and number and operation sense with integers. Connections between algebraic thinking and representations (such as words, diagrams, tables, graphs, and equations) are used to make sense of what the symbols mean and to make decisions and predictions in contextual situations.

Adult Numeracy Instruction-Professional Development Institute 2 (ANI)

The overall vision of Adult Numeracy Instruction Professional Development (ANI-PD) is to increase the capacity of teachers, programs, and states to provide high-quality math instruction in Adult Basic Education programs. The mathematical content of this two-day ANI-PD Institute, the second of three, consists of and Algebra and Number and Operation Sense with Integers. Various analyses and representations of data sets require comparing and understanding rational numbers in the form of fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Adult Numeracy Instruction-Professional Development Institute 1 (ANI)

The overall vision of Adult Numeracy Instruction: Professional Development (ANI-PD) is to increase the capacity of teachers, programs, and states to provide high-quality math instruction in Adult Basic Education programs. The mathematical content of this two-day ANI-PD Institute, the first of three, consists of: number and operation sense with whole numbers and money; proportional reasoning; and geometry and measurement.

Adult Numeracy Instruction-Professional Development (ANI)

Adult Numeracy Instruction: Professional Development (ANI-PD) provides an introduction to the larger ANI-PD series of institutes. This session focuses on key instructional practices: connections among mathematical ideas; communication of mathematical thinking; mathematical proficiency; and introduction of algebraic and geometric thinking along with basic skills. Come to this interactive session and participate in simple hands-on ANI activities to use in math instruction.

Open Math--Open Resources: Engage Adult Learners for 21st-Century Skills (OER)

This facilitated online course will help math teachers find quality Open Educational Resources for the adult education classroom, evaluate them for appropriate classroom use, and assess their effectiveness in meeting learning objectives. The course will also provide teachers with ideas and resources for instructional strategies to introduce and engage adult students in learning math. Prerequisite: Open Your Classroom with Open Education Resources (TL07VS)