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: Proportional Reasoning

  • Introduction to Integrating Math into the ESOL Classroom

  • Using the Math Proficiency Guide to Become a More Effective Math Teacher

  • English Language Learners in the ABE Classroom

  • What Story Does This Graph Tell?

  • Digital Literacy with Pear Deck


  • Rethinking Fractions

  • CALM Introduction

  • CALM Support series: Fractions, Decimals, & Percents -- Benchmarks

  • LD Teaching Strategies for Math

  • Teaching about Vaccines


  • Introduction to Geometry

  • CALM Support series: Fractions, Decimals, & Percents -- Operations


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


How Grand Is Your Total? (Online Facilitated Series)

“[Students] struggle because we don’t offer them sufficient opportunities in the classroom to develop the cognitive skills and habits of...


Using the Math Proficiency Guide to Become a More Effective Math Teacher (Self-Paced Modules)

The Mathematics Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education* is one of several companion pieces to the MA Professional Standards...


English Learners in the ABE Math Classroom (Self-Paced Modules)

Most adult education programs have English learners (ELs) in their adult basic education (ABE) courses. These ELs, like their native-English...

Math & Numeracy: Videos

Math & Numeracy: Resources, Research and Curriculum


“Through topics such as family structures, immigration, and the value of education, show students how they can apply math and statistics to make real...


This handy two-page document and companion video offers suggestions for free, downloadable resources and everyday items that can help instructors...


SABES is creating a coordinated resource bank for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) materials across all of our PD centers, pulling together the...