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!

How can we help you?

Contact us at 617-873-9801 or send us an email.


What's New


Singapore strips

Do your adult students struggle with word problems?
Singapore strips (aka bar models or tape diagrams) are a versatile visual tool that can help! 


CALM (Curriculum for Adults Learning Math)

Massachusetts programs are getting CALM.
Learn more about it calm.terc.edu.






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