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The CALM (Curriculum for Adults Learning Math) was designed to give adult students a strong conceptual foundation in mathematics. Teachers who have worked with CALM know that it relies heavily on tactile manipulatives, visuals, and student collaboration—so what does that look like in a time of remote learning? This webinar will take teachers through a CALM lesson that has been adapted for remote teaching through a video conferencing app. Afterwards, there will be time to discuss as a group and brainstorm ideas for adapting the CALM materials for remote learning.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE math teachers who have taken the CALM orientation and have some experience teaching CALM

This 2.5-hour webinar will present an adapted version of CALM Unit 1 Lesson 1, which introduces the concept of area. You will participate in adapted activities using both virtual manipulatives and objects from around your own home! Afterward, there will be time for a discussion and brainstorming session for CALM teachers to share ideas for adapting CALM lessons and activities for remote learning.

Due to the participatory nature of the activities and the discussion format, this support session is limited to 8 participants.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify considerations for adapting CALM lessons for remote learning
    Generate ideas for manipulatives and visuals that students can find at home
    Experience a CALM activity using a virtual manipulative
    Brainstorm with other teachers to generate additional ideas for adapting CALM for remote learning.
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Registrants must have attended a CALM Orientation and have some experience teaching CALM.


United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy