Math & Numeracy: All News

Posted on: 03/01/2021

The SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center is pleased to announce that translations of our popular vaccine materials are now available in the following languages: Spanish (teacher & student materials) Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Khmer...

Posted on: 01/25/2021
Teaching is messy, under the best of circumstances. When you add on a transition from in-person classes to online instruction, it can be downright overwhelming! Nicole McNeil is an adult education practitioner in Massachusetts who teaches multiple classes of students at varying levels. In this video...
Posted on: 02/05/2021

A question we often hear is this: does diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) need to be addressed in our math classes? Many people think that math classes are the one place where content is culture-free. After all, numbers are numbers, and answers to calculations are the same no matter what...

Posted on: 12/01/2020

English language learners (ELLs) aren’t just enrolled in ESOL classes. In many programs, ELLs are in adult basic education (ABE) classes as well. However, ABE teachers may be unsure about how to teach math to these students effectively and in a culturally respectful manner. ELLs in the ABE Math...

Posted on: 11/04/2020

Many people have strong opinions about vaccination. Use our new lesson materials with your students to initiate a discussion of the mix of fact and feelings that underlie our beliefs on the subject. The lessons cover the history of vaccines; the science behind how they work; and the math of risk...

Posted on: 10/21/2020

With the event of COVID-19, we hear the word "pandemic" all the time. But do you and your students know the math behind how pandemics spread so quickly? The SABES Math Center, in partnership with the SABES ELA Center, has developed two sets of ready-to-use, downloadable lesson plans and student...

Posted on: 10/27/2020

If you're overwhelmed or frustrated by the shift from in-person instruction to remote instruction, we hear you! There are a lot of potential instructional tools and delivery options out there, and while it's great to have choices, sometimes it feels like too much of a good thing! What should you...

Posted on: 09/28/2020

ACLS defines digital literacy as: the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information. While many of us focus on the ‘literacy’ part of digital literacy and think about reading and writing, the definition of digital literacy...

Posted on: 08/21/2020

Are you one of the many instructors who will be teaching your math classes from a distance this semester? Wondering how to teach concepts in a concrete way when you can't be in the same place as your students? The SABES Math Center is here to help! We've put together a quicklist of some of our...

Posted on: 06/08/2020

The timing of this PDF resource is perfect for those of us who are interested in equity-minded education. These 10 steps include opportunities for us to learn more about ourselves and our students so we can truly value who they are and what they bring to any adult education classroom. To access this...