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The CALM (Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) was designed to give adult students a strong conceptual foundation in mathematics. Teachers who have worked with CALM know that it relies heavily on tactile manipulatives, visuals, and student collaboration—so what does that look like in a time of remote learning? This webinar will take teachers through a CALM lesson that has been adapted for remote teaching through a video conferencing app. Afterwards, there will be time to discuss as a group and brainstorm ideas for adapting the CALM materials for remote learning.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE math teachers who have taken the CALM orientation and have some experience teaching CALM

This 2.5-hour webinar will present adapted CALM activities related to geometry and algebra. You will participate in adapted activities using both virtual manipulatives and objects from around your own home! Afterward, there will be time for a discussion and brainstorming session for CALM teachers to share ideas for adapting CALM lessons and activities for remote learning.

Due to the participatory nature of the activities and the discussion format, this support session is limited to 8 participants.

Please note: Registrants will receive a separate email from Sherry Soares from the SABES Math team at TERC with instructions on how to access the Zoom session. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify considerations for adapting CALM lessons for remote learning
  • Generate ideas for manipulatives and visuals that students can find at home
  • Experience a CALM activity using a virtual manipulative
  • Brainstorm with other teachers to generate additional ideas for adapting CALM for remote learning
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Registrants must have attended a CALM Orientation and have some experience teaching CALM.


United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy