cover of BeCALM Measurement packet

Adults who are beginning math learners can sometimes find themselves left behind by HSE curriculum or stuck trying to memorize their way through calculations they don’t understand. BeCALM (Beginning Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) was designed to be a conceptually focused, cognitively rigorous curriculum that supports beginning math learners in developing math concepts and skills. 

This online workshop will introduce a curriculum specifically designed to help beginning-level math learners learn measurement concepts and skills and begin to collect and analyze data. This resource was designed for in-person classes and includes a student packet, teacher’s guide, and other downloadable materials. Units include application activities in the context of consumer literacy.

All materials will be available on the SABES website prior to the workshop. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

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

During the workshop, you will be introduced to the materials and will hear recommendations for their use from the pilot teacher. You will explore some of the math content in the packet, including building the concept of a measurement unit, the use of measurement tools, data collection, and estimation of length using benchmarks.

Note: Many of the math activities in this unit are adapted from Investigations Grade 3: Curriculum Unit: "From Paces to Feet." They were adapted for use with adult students. The math content in this unit is designed for students with a math level GLE 24 (CCRSAE Math level AB). 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:

  • Gain familiarity with the materials and some of the activities in the packet
  • Learn how beginning math learners develop early measurement concepts and skills
  • Facilitate a data collection activity for beginning math students
  • Help students estimate measurements using benchmarks
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
03/15/2024 - 9:30 am to 03/15/2024 - 11:00 am

United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
ESOL/English Learners
Learning Disabilities / Differences
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
PDP Eligible