Foundations of Teaching Adult Numeracy

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Format: Facilitated

Course Fee: $234


numbersIn this foundational course you’ll learn how to keep students at the center of numeracy instruction. You’ll explore the context, content, and cognitive and affective components of numeracy, how to address the needs of students with learning gaps, how students’ styles of learning math and levels of math knowledge affect their math skills, and ways to build student’s success in learning math. You’ll plan classroom activities, test them with your students, and share your experiences with fellow teachers.

Participants say:

speech bubble“This has been the best PD I have ever had in my eight years with adult education. I have been able to immediately implement the strategies and ideas into my classroom. I think the Levels of Knowing Math along with the Constructivist approach have really changed the way I structure my lessons. I have used similar strategies in the past, but to have a concrete structure for each lesson, with the levels of knowing math, has really helped my students have a better foundation for each math concept I teach. I have really gained so much knowledge in the past six weeks and I am a better teacher because of this course.” Stacy Rettig, Instructor, Boone County Adult Education, KY

By the end of the course, you will be able to describe the three components of numeracy—context, content, and cognitive and affective—and why it is important to address each component; understand and address the needs of students with learning gaps in math; recognize how different styles of learning math and different levels of math knowledge affect students’ math skills; and explain ways to build students’ skills in the components of numeracy for success in learning math.

Course Instructor:

Amy Vickers

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Completion Requirements:

Successful completion requires participants to complete required assignments, participate in asynchronous discussion, and score at least 80% on the course exam. Participants may download a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of course requirements.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

This course was produced through a partnership between ProLiteracy and World Education/U.S.

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