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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. 


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

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See all currently scheduled SABES PD on the Upcoming Events list (filter by "Math and Numeracy") or search the SABES PD CalendarSummaries of all math and numeracy PD (including PD not currently scheduled) are available. Participants from MA ACLS-funded programs have priority for event registration, but others are welcome as space allows.


Coaching and program-based PD are available to ACLS-funded programs on request. Contact our Center!


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


BeCALM Part 1 Number Sense: Remote-Ready Curriculum for Beginning Math Learners (GLE 2-4) (Online Facilitated)

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


Be Your Own Boss: Use Math (and Internet Research) to Take Charge of Your Decisions (Online Facilitated)

How do I decide if something is “worth it”? How do I plan something really big? How do I use...


Beyond the Checklist: Elevating Your Classroom Observation Experience (WAITLIST) (Online Blended)

As a busy program director, do you wonder how you can find the time to visit classes and observe teachers...

Math and Numeracy: Videos

Math & Numeracy: Resources, Research and Curriculum


This resource is a practice brief on effective instructional practices and examples for teaching math to English learners (ELs) produced by the U.…


Teaching Skills That Matter (TSTM) is a collection of lessons that focus on real life skills in contexts that are important in the lives of adults…


In this time of upheaval, it's important to understand as best we can what is happening. Our Center wants to support you and your students by…

Math and Numeracy: Our Team