Math Musings: An Adult Numeracy Blog


Ranked-choice voting: How does it work?
by Donna Curry Imagine that it’s the end of the school year and you’re planning a class celebration with food and drinks. You ask your students to choose which beverage they’d prefer: juice, water, or soda. The students respond as follows: So, you decide to go with soda for everyone since more students preferred that … Continue reading Ranked-choice voting: How does it work?

EMPower News

We heard your requests for video tutorials! Check out the first, Identifying Lesson Content, to learn about one way to quickly locate math content within the lessons in any of the seven EMPower / EMPower Plus book titles. More videos are in the works, but we welcome suggestions for other EMPower topics of interest to you. Email them to empower@terc.edu.


EMPower (Extending Mathematical Power) is a mathematics program for non-traditional students enrolled in adult basic education, high school equivalency, and transitional courses to college, as well students in alternative high schools, workplace settings or corrections programs. EMPower helps adults develop mathematical proficiency to more effectively engage with the world, whether that be at work, at home as parents and caregivers, in the community, or as they seek high school credentials and further education.

The series is appropriate for a variety of other settings as well, by enrolling in adult basic education programs, high school equivalency programs, and developmental programs at community colleges. such as high schools, workplaces, and parent and paraprofessional education programs. EMPower builds interest and competency in mathematical problem solving and communication.

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