Math Musings: An Adult Numeracy Blog
Rethinking Placement Testing
by Melissa Braaten We all know that first impressions matter. Students start forming an impression of their program, class, and teacher from their first interactions during intake, which usually involves some sort of assessment for the purposes of class placement. Many standardized intake assessments involve a student sitting by himself, answering traditional, procedural math questions … Continue reading Rethinking Placement Testing
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!
CALM (Curriculum for Adults Learning Math)
Massachusetts programs are getting CALM. Learn more about it here.
ANN Under 10
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.
How can we help you? Contact us at 617-873-9801 or send us an email.