Building on Foundations for Success: Guidelines for Improving Adult Mathematics Instruction

OVAE contracted with MPR Associates, Inc. and its partners at Rutgers University, the University of Tennessee, and TERC to analyze the national Mathematics Advisory Panel’s report, Foundations for Success: The National Mathematics Advisory panel Final Report to see if any of its findings or recommendations could apply to mathematics instruction for adults. This analysis was guided by subject matter experts in the fields of mathematics education and mathematical cognition and learning, to determine its applicability to adult education.

What Community College Developmental Mathematics Students Understand about Mathematics

This is a must-read for those wondering why they cannot continue to teach as they have in the past. Because the research literature did not cover what mathematical knowledge students have, James Stigler undertook fieldwork to learn more about students’ understanding of basic mathematics, and student perceptions of what they believe it means to do mathematics. This essay, by James W. Stigler, Karen B. Givvin, and Belinda J. Thompson, was published in MathAMATYC Educator, Vol. 1, No. 3. May 2010.

CCR Standards Project

CCR Standards-based professional development (PD) materials made for adult educators. There are eight units of PD materials—four for English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and four for mathematics. They all incorporate the key instructional advances that identify the most significant parts of the CCR Standards for Adult Education. The advances are crucial to preparing students for postsecondary success! Use this training to ensure that your staff is knowledgeable of the CCRSAE


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