Math & Numeracy Offerings in May 2022

Today we are sending out a list of open Math & Numeracy offerings through May. On 5/2/2022 look for a combined list of courses across centers. Note that you can check out the Math & Numeracy Upcoming Events Calendar tab anytime! Scroll to the end for self-paced offerings.

Facilitated / Online Blended

Estimation for Understanding: Teaching Estimation as a Way to Develop Number Sense

Estimation is more than just ‘rounding numbers’—it’s a bigger and more useful topic than you might think! We use estimation more than we realize when making calculations and decisions in our daily life and at work. Explicitly teaching students to compute mentally and approximate answers develops their number sense and their confidence in using math.

5/2/2022 - 1:00-2:15 pm

LD Teaching Strategies for Math

LD—Learning Differences, Difficulties, or Disabilities: Many of our students experience these terms firsthand, but no matter the case, it’s important that you don’t consider them a Deficit! Our job is to help all learners be successful math users. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2014), an excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum. In this webinar, we will explore some of the strategies that you can use to help students access math ideas so they can be successful math users. These strategies can be adapted to any level and used with any math content area.

5/4/2022 - 12:30-1:45 pm

CALM (Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) Orientation en Español (in person in Cambridge)

1) This event will be delivered entirely in Spanish by a Spanish-speaking facilitator.

2) Please read the hosting location's COVID policy (attached on event page) and respond by May 4. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.

Adult learners often have large gaps in their conceptual understanding of math that prevent them from being college ready. CALM is a math curriculum developed by the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC that is designed to address those gaps and give adults a strong conceptual foundation that will prepare them to not only earn a high school credential, but to also be truly ready for higher education. CALM teaches math concepts using real-world contexts and is appropriate for all adult learners. Lessons focus on explorations so students can build conceptual understanding in a spiral approach that helps connect many math concepts.

5/6/2022 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

BeCALM Part 2 Operation Sense: Remote-Ready Curriculum for Beginning Math Learners (GLE 2-4)

BeCALM (Beginning Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) contains remote-ready units for adult learners who need math instruction at beginning levels (GLE 2-4). Adults who are beginning math learners can sometimes find themselves left behind by high school equivalency curriculum or stuck trying to memorize their way through calculations they don’t understand. What these learners need is a conceptually focused, cognitively rigorous curriculum that supports them in developing number and operation sense. This training will introduce the second part of a curriculum developed specifically for beginning level math learners. Part 2 focuses on developing operation sense with addition and subtraction.

5/6/2022 - 9:30-11:00 am

Be Your Own Boss: Use Math (and Internet Research) to Take Charge of Your Decisions

How do I decide if something is “worth it”? How do I plan something really big? How do I use math to make decisions?  These are some of the essential questions in the Be Your Own Boss cross-curricular unit of instruction. To create the unit, we interviewed adult students who are also business owners and recorded them talking about their business decisions. These student voices frame lessons on topics about managing a business and marketing their products or services, as well as the finances of owning a business. The lessons place a heavy emphasis on student decision-making as an individual or as a future business owner.

5/9/2022 - 12:00-1:30 pm

Add Spreadsheets to Your Math Teaching Toolbox Part 1: Surveys & Data

In Part 1 of this workshop series, you'll learn how to investigate familiar math topics including data collection, surveys, and pie graphs. We will examine activities from a lesson found in the new Digital Literacy with Spreadsheets packet, which all participants will receive at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants also will have access to the online workshop materials used throughout the session.

5/10/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

CALM Support Series: Proportional Reasoning

This 90-minute virtual workshop will explore CALM activities from early units that use concrete methods to help students develop strategies for working with ratios. Proportional reasoning involves working with relationships between quantities (ratios), and is a crucial foundation for higher level concepts that appear throughout CALM. You will experience the progression from concrete to representational to abstract as you draw ratios, describe patterns, and connect those patterns to numerical rules and strategies. 

5/12/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Add Spreadsheets to Your Math Teaching Toolbox Part 2: Temperature Conversions

In Part 2 of this workshop series, you'll learn how to investigate familiar math topics including patterns, in-out tables, and functions. We will examine activities from a lesson found in the new Digital Literacy with Spreadsheets packet, which all participants will receive at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants also will have access to the online workshop materials used throughout the session.

5/17/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

BeCALM Geometry: Remote-Ready Materials for Beginning Learners (GLE 2-4)

BeCALM (Beginning Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) contains remote-ready units for adult learners who need math instruction at beginning levels (GLE 2-4). This workshop will introduce this curriculum, which can be used remotely or in person. The resource includes a printable student packet and shape set and a teacher’s guide. 

5/20/2022 - 9:30-11:00 am

Area and Population Density: Using the CUNY Remote Teaching Packet for Intermediate Learners

Have you been looking for high-quality, conceptual math curriculum units that were designed with remote learners in mind? The City University of New York (CUNY) has developed remote learning packets for adult education students on different math topics. This webinar will introduce you to one of the packets, Density: Area and Population Density, in more detail and give examples of how you can use this packet to structure a unit of remote math instruction.

5/27/2022 - 9:30-11:00 am

What Can Math Teachers Do to Promote Racial Equity?

This is a two-part series that explores what math teachers can do in their classrooms in terms of a) practice and b) content to promote equity. 

  • In Part 1, through engaging in a rich math task and digging into the impact of that experience on ourselves as learners, we will explore how the expectations we hold and communicate to our students affect their ideas about themselves as mathematical learners and thinkers. Teachers will reflect on our own cultural lenses and how they affect our teaching. 
  • In Part 2, teachers will reflect on our own cultural lenses and how they affect our teaching. We'll explore the value of a routine called slow reveal graphs that can expand the way students are empowered to respond to data relevant to their lives.

Part 1 - 5/31/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Part 2 - 6/7/2022 - 4:00-5:30 pm

Online Self-Paced

CALM Introduction

This course is designed for teachers who are using or want to use the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM). CALM was created by the SABES Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD center to give teachers a full, rich, conceptually-based curriculum. CALM teaches conceptual understanding of skills from roughly College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) levels B – E (GLE 3-12) and contains thorough unit plans, lesson plans, and supporting materials. Because CALM is different from traditional curricula, it is important to understand its structure and philosophy to be able to use it effectively. This course will introduce you to the logistical elements of CALM and its guiding principles.

The modules are:

Module 1: How CALM is Different from Traditional Math Teaching
Module 2: The CALM Philosophy
Module 3: The Scope & Sequence
Module 4: Concrete, Representational, Abstract
Module 5: Assessment
Module 6: Using CALM
Module 7: Course Closure

Starts: 5/2/2022

Ends:  5/23/2022

Using the Math Proficiency Guide to Become a More Effective Math Teacher

The Mathematics Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education* is one of several companion pieces to the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education. The Math Proficiency Guide is designed to inform the practice of new, developing, and advanced instructors who teach math to adult learners.

This virtual course will provide participants with practical ways to learn from and implement the material in the Math Proficiency Guide to improve their own math instruction. The course is designed for both new and experienced adult education math instructors.

Starts: 5/10/2022

Ends:  6/6/2022

To review a catalogue of these and other courses offered by this center, see: SABES Math PD Support

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