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This webinar will introduce a remote teaching resource designed for ABE level learners who do not have access to computers or internet. The resource includes a printable student packet, a shape set, and a teacher’s guide. The activities are designed for a teacher to work through together with a student over the phone on an audio call.  Webinar participants will receive electronic copies of all the materials.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE teachers and administrators at all levels of math ability and comfort

During the webinar, you will be introduced to the materials and will hear recommendations for their use from the designer/pilot teacher. You will also be introduced to the van Hiele theory of the development of geometric reasoning in order to better understand the academic goals of the unit. Lastly, you will have an opportunity to sample a few of the activities from the packet.

The math content in this unit is designed for students with a math level GLE 2-4 (CCRSAE Math level A-B).  The materials are also appropriate for students with limited literacy levels (Reading level GLE 2+).

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:

  • Consider different strategies for engaging ABE learners without computer / internet access
  • Understand the van Hiele theory of the development of geometric reasoning, and what type of geometric tasks are appropriate for students at early levels
  • Gain familiarity with the materials and some of the activities in the packet
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)



United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Educator Effectiveness
ESOL/English Language Learner
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
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