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Math Musings: An Adult Numeracy Blog

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The Misbegotten Trifle: What Cooking Fails Have in Common with Math Learning
by Sarah Lonberg-Lew In a Thanksgiving episode of the popular nineties sitcom Friends, the character Rachel attempts to make a traditional English trifle. The layers include: ladyfingers, jam, custard, raspberries, beef sautéed with peas and onions, bananas, and whipped cream. As she lists them, the other characters’ reactions go from appreciative to incredulous to disgusted, … Continue reading The Misbegotten Trifle: What Cooking Fails Have in Common with Math Learning
Teaching Math to ESOL Learners: A Reflection
For this installment we’re featuring a special guest blog by Sister Margaret Lanen of Notre Dame Education Center in South Boston (http://www.ndecboston.org) When I was asked to teach a math class once a week this year, I was most willing. I taught algebra, geometry and advanced math in high school for many years and thought … Continue reading Teaching Math to ESOL Learners: A Reflection

Welcome to the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy home page!

 

The SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy 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!

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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Geometrocity: A Math City Designed with the Environment in Mind

ABE/ESOL students at the New Bedford Adult Education Program create a city from scratch using geometry.

Read their story here!




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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.