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Consumer Economics, Unit Pricing, and Nutrition

Dear Colleagues:

A recent tip from ChooseMyPlate got me thinking about the literacy and numeracy skills needed for meal planning and grocery shopping. The Hubbs Center Adult Basic Education has a unit that weaves literacy, numeracy, nutrition, and consumer awareness skills together.  It ends with a culminating grocery store shopping simulation for students.

Distance Learning Math HSE Call Center

Technology and Adult Numeracy Colleagues,

Here's an interesting idea from the Texas Workforce Commission, and a government solicitation for potential bidders.

http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=122543

Register Now for LINCS Math and Numeracy Group Webinar on July 29th

The presence of contaminants from polluting industries is all too common in low-income areas today, and getting a handle on the situation can be quite challenging. We want to protect the health and welfare of our families, but understanding the complexities of risk, the technical terms and the math involved in environmental data reports is not always easy. Join us as we take a deep dive into the tools, lessons plans, and resources available to empower your adult learners with environmental literacy.

Disturbing Statistic about Adults in the U.S.

Hello All!

PIACC Health Data Webinar

Hello All!

I would like to pass along the following announcement in the Health Literacy Community.  Be sure to join their community for more information!

Brooke


Hi Everyone,

PIAAC - Have we reached a Numeracy Crisis in the U.S.?

Conundrum - Problem of the week

Hello All - I haven't heard much about the problems I have been posting so I have slowed down on the volume.  If you like the problems or use them in your class please be sure to post a comment.

Here is a conundrum -

Mr. and Mrs. Smith have six daughters and each daughter has a brother.  How many people are in the family?

 

Post your answers and how your reasoning to the board.  Also, report out if you use this in your class room.  

Best,

Brooke

Turkey and Math: Both on the Menu for Thanksgiving!

If you are looking for something for next week's short week that relates to Turkey and Math, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics might have just the thing!  There are several lessons at all levels that would be a bit of a twist for the upcoming holiday week.  If you use one of these lessons please post which one you did, anything interesting that you observed, and how the learners felt about the lesson, etc.

Problem of the Week - #2

Hello again!

Here is a new problem that you may use in your classrooms as a way to engage and have fun in your math classroom.  Please feel free to post any feedback you receive from your learners or any interesting classroom outcomes that happen when you do use this problem in your classrooms.  Here is the problem:  

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