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Math Musings: An Adult Numeracy Blog


How a Health Diagnosis Made My Math Skills All Too Relevant (And Why Math Education Is Critical for Public Health)
A huge international study of adult literacy and numeracy skills (Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, known as PIACC) showed that in the U.S., 30% of adults had numeracy skills at or below level 1, which means they could only perform the most basic, single step, whole number operations.1,2  This could impact the … Continue reading How a Health Diagnosis Made My Math Skills All Too Relevant (And Why Math Education Is Critical for Public Health)

Welcome to the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center home page!


The SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center is focused on helping education practitioners and administrators in Massachusetts by offering math professional development on a variety of topics in both face to face and online formats. If you need support in developing your math curriculum, or would like to know how to teach with more rigor (conceptual understanding and application, not just procedures), or would like some technical assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Some ways we are ready to serve you include the following:

  • Curriculum alignment with College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS)
  • Overview of key aspects of the CCRS (Key Shifts and Mathematical Practices)
  • Effective teaching strategies to teach conceptually
  • Modeling of lessons in the classroom

Please visit our Numeracy Offerings page for more detail our trainings and services, as well as our Calendar page for information on dates and locations. We will update the calendar as new offerings are scheduled. Don't see the kind of math PD you're looking for? Let us know!


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Adult Numeracy Center Director Donna Curry confesses she didn't know as much about math as she thought she did in this video recorded at the 2018 Adult Numeracy Network meeting.


What IS a curriculum anyway?

This brief video defines what a curriculum is and how having one in place helps us as teachers. The video also defines the parts of a curriculum, including scope and sequence, instructional units, lessons, and more.

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How can we help you? Contact us at 617-873-9600 or send us an email.

 

The SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy is managed by the staff of the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC, located in Cambridge, MA.