NOTE: Session 2 is a face-to-face session at Mount Wachusett Community College on February 26, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please see the SABES registration page for time and driving directions.

Overview and Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe professional development approaches that have been linked to quality math instruction
  • Deepen their understanding of the aspects numeracy by engaging with examples of math instruction (video and dividing 1 3/4 ÷ 1/2).
  • Become familiar with the changes to adult education curriculum proposed by the NCEE
  • Propose steps they will take individually to strengthen numeracy teaching to adults
  • Analyze the supports and constraints they may face as they take steps to change how they teach math to adults


Click the title to download.

1.    The Components of Numeracy, pp. 21-34 (Ginsburg, Manly, & Schmitt, 2006)

2.    Building on Foundations for Success: Instructional Strategies, pp. 23-38 (U.S. Department of Education, 2011)

3.    What Community College Developmental Mathematics Students Understand about Mathematics (Stigler, Givvin, & Thompson, 2010)

4.   Math Anxiety in Adults (summary based on Coben et al., 2003).      For the full report, click here.