The SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center is managed by the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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. 




  • Planning for Remote Math Instruction (2-part online facilitated)



  • English Language Learners in the ABE Classroom (self-paced modules)
  • LD Teaching Strategies for Math (online facilitated)
  • The Best Stuff in Math is Free: a CUNY Math Packet with Desmos Support  (online facilitated)
  • Adapting to Remote Teaching: Trial and Error (online facilitated)



  • Area and Population Density: Using the CUNY Remote Teaching Packet for Intermediate Learners (Online Facilitated)
  • English Language Learners in the ABE Classroom (self-paced modules)

Read more and register through the SABES Calendar!


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:
    • Research, including effective teaching practices
    • Standards, including our Overview, which illustrates how standards develop across levels
    • Curriculum, including sample instructional units (for CALM, the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math, see our note below)
    • Instruction, including teaching ideas for LD students and lessons from Statistics in Action
    • Web Resources, including tips on how to use them in math classes
    • Mathematics Proficiency Guide
  • 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.

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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, Donna Curry, at, or select the purple “Contact This PD Center” button below.

Math & Numeracy: Upcoming Events


Planning for Remote Math Instruction (Online Facilitated Series)

In this two-part online workshop, we will look at a framework for making instructional decisions when planning both synchronous and...


LD Teaching Strategies for Math (Online Facilitated)

LD—Learning Differences, Difficulties, or Disabilities: Many of our students experience these terms firsthand, but no matter the case, it’s important...


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

Most adult education programs have English language learners (ELLs) in their adult basic education (ABE) courses. These ELLs, like their...

Math & Numeracy: Resources, Research and Curriculum


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Research/Evidence-Based Practice

The SABES PD Center for Math has gathered this research to provide you with background information, a rationale, and evidence to support decisions...


Curriculum resources gathered by the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center: Culturally and Historically Responsive...

Math & Numeracy: Our Team