Start your day with math!

The SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center is managed by the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC. Our center provides high-quality professional development (PD) so that teachers can better help adult learners understand how math is present and relevant in everyday life, and how learners can use this knowledge to improve their own lives and communities. 

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Looking for information on the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM)? Visit the CALM website.


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To register, visit the SABES Calendar.​​​



  • CALM Introduction
  • CALM Support series: Geometry
  • English Learners in the ABE Math Classroom
  • Celebrating the Diversity of Mathematical Minds
  • Numeracy Routines That Develop Language
  • BeCALM Geometry: Remote-Ready Materials for Beginning Learners (GLE 2-4)



  • CALM Introduction
  • BeCALM Part 1 Number Sense
  • BeCALM Part 2 Operation Sense
  • CALM Support series: Data
  • The Best Stuff in Math Is Free: Desmos Support for a CUNY Math Packet
  • Using the Math Proficiency Guide to Become a More Effective Math Teacher


Summaries of all the PD workshops and courses we are able to offer can be found here. Contact our Center if your program would like to request a specific event.


Here are some of the many other services we offer:

  • Resources: Recently posted resources appear on this page under Math: Resources, Research, and Curriculum. Find resources by using the search box located at the top of this page, by selecting the Resource Library link at the top of this page, or by going directly to one of our curated collection pages:
  • News: Check for news under Math: What’s New, and select Sign Up for Notifications to arrange for email alerts about newly posted news, resources, and PD opportunities.
  • Our blog: Check out the monthly blogs, written by our team and by teachers who have worked with our PD Center.

Contact us: Would you like to bring math PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question? We’re here! Contact our director, Heidi Schuler-Jones, at, or email

Math & Numeracy: Upcoming Events


Numeracy Routines That Develop Language (Online Facilitated)

What math can you do with students from varying math backgrounds who have a wide range of test scores? Help...


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

BeCALM (Beginner Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) contains remote-ready units for adult learners who need math instruction at beginning levels...


CALM Introduction (Self-Paced Modules)

This course is designed for teachers who are using or want to use the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM)...

Math & Numeracy: Videos

Math & Numeracy: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource has many interactive and engaging resources for learners and teachers. One such resource is a timeline of mathematics that provides short...


In this commentary paper, the authors argue for prioritizing teachers’ and students’ social and emotional well-being. They acknowledge the realities...


Two adult education math teachers talk about using manipulatives and digital tools in remote math teaching.