Session 2

Research-Based Adult Numeracy Study Circle

Reading List by Session

Session 1

 

Title

Author(s) / Source

Notes

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Is it true some people can’t do math?

Willingham

Read full article.

Some Current Perspectives on Adult Numeracy

Schmitt

Read full article.

The Components of Numeracy

Ginsburg, Manly, & Schmitt

Read pages 1-19.

Changing the Way We Teach Math, Chapter 6: Real Life Problems

Nonesuch

Read pages 1-8 and 41-47

Algebraic Thinking in Adult Education

Manly & Ginsburg

Read full article.

Building on Foundations for Success

U.S. Department of Education/OVAE

Read Mathematics Content section, pages 5-21.

Mathematics Standards Key

College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics

Refer to this page for CCSS domain abbreviations.

 

Session 2

 

Title

Author(s) / Source

Notes

The Components of Numeracy

Ginsburg, Manly, & Schmitt

Read pages 21-34.

Building on Foundations for Success

U.S. Department of Education/OVAE

Read Instructional Strategies section, pages 23-38.

What Community College Developmental Mathematics Students Understand about Mathematics

Stigler, Givvin, & Thompson

Read full article.

Math Anxiety in Adults

Coben et al.

One-page summary based on p. 103-104 of report Adult numeracy: review of research and related literature

Session 3

 

Title

Author(s) / Source

Notes

Why Understanding 1¾ ÷ ½ Matters to Math Reform

Deagan, Brover, & Farina

Read pages 178-182.

Building on Foundations for Success

U.S. Department of Education/OVAE

Read Teacher Preparation section, pages 39-50.

What Community College Developmental Mathematics Students Understand about Mathematics, Part 2: The Interviews

Givvin, Stigler, & Thompson

Read full article.

What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics Required of First Year Community College Students

National Center on Education and the Economy

Read the Executive Summary.