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


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1.    Why Understanding 1 3/4 ÷ 1/2 Matters to Math Reform, pp.178-82 (Deagan, Brover, & Farina, 2001)

2.    Building on Foundations for Success: Teacher Preparation pp. 39-50 (U.S. Department of Education, 2011)

3.    What Community College Developmental Mathematics Students Understand about Mathematics, Part 2: The Interviews (Givvin, Stigler, & Thompson, 2011)

4.    What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics Required of First Year Community College Students (Executive Summary), (National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013)