Math: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

Adult Numeracy and Its Assessment in the ALL Survey: A Conceptual Framework and Pilot Results
This document describes key stages in the development of the Numeracy assessment scale for the ALL survey that took place between 1998 and 2003. The authors present a conceptual discussion of the numeracy construct and its facets, examines approaches to assessment of mathematical skills, and...
Adult Numeracy: Review of Research and Related Literature
The aim of this document was to review what is known about adult numeracy (in many countries, not just the USA), to identify gaps in our knowledge and understanding about adult numeracy, draw out the implications for practice and make recommendations for further research. This report includes a...
Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics (2001)
This book is from the National Research Council and covers most of the math topics that apply to adults as well as children. The Standards for Mathematical Practice were adapted from the integrated strands of proficiency: conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive...
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, Vol. 6, Number 1, Spring 2017
This issue of the COABE journal is focused on numeracy. Articles include a focus on research, practitioner perspective, and forum.
Components of Numeracy
This document explores the nature of numeracy. After a thorough review of various math and numeracy curricular and assessment frameworks and standards documents from adult education, K-12, and community college, the authors discuss the definitions of numeracy. Their analysis identified three major...
Building a Curriculum Video
What exactly is a curriculum and how do we create one for our program? This brief video defines what a curriculum is and how having one in place helps us as teachers. The video also defines the parts of a curriculum, including scope and sequence, instructional units, lessons, and more. *Video...
Using the PIAAC Numeracy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (2017)
This guide is designed for practitioners, including teachers, lead instructors, and professional developers, who are ready to take up the challenge to change how numeracy is taught in adult education. If instructors shift their teaching to focus more on the use of numeracy skills, they might find...
Number Lines through the CCRSAE
This handy graphic shows you how visualizing with number lines runs throughout the CCR Standards. From the earliest level, working with operations with whole numbers to irrational numbers in level D, the use of number lines is encouraged so that students can build conceptual understanding along...
Fractions through the Levels Chart
Knowledge of fractions and fraction operations are developed over time, not in one unit. This chart illustrates how standards involving fractions are also integrated into other domains, including geometry and data.
Sample Instructional Unit: Fractions-Decimals-Percents Benchmarks
This sample instructional unit is designed to build and deepen students’ understanding of common benchmark fractions, decimals, and percents. First, students explore the fraction ½, its connections to decimals and percents, and its use as a benchmark.When they show mastery and conceptual...