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Math and Numeracy

Webinar: Alternative Technique for Teaching Fractions to Adults with Poor Math Skills 8/13

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Don’t miss Dr. Richard Cooper’s second summer webinar offering you another opportunity to learn more practical teaching techniques at a very low cost and in the comfort of your own home or office.

Study Circle on Adult Numeracy

The LINCS Region 1 Professional Development Center recently hosted a virtual study circle on adult numeracy for teachers in Region 1. Participants attended three online meetings and used a private LINCS Community group to complete assignments and share ideas and resources with their colleagues.  Lynda Ginsburg, Mary Jane Schmitt, and Donna Curry were our subject matter experts and facilitated the study circle.

The *NEW* Calculator for the GED - TI-30XS

How many of you have heard that the 2014 GED assessment will no longer use the Casio Calculator?  Do you know how to use this new Texas Instruments, TI-30XS? Do you have lessons that you can teach in your classroom?

Good News!  There are 15 lessons on the TI Website, click here:

Debate about algebra II for all continues

Hello All!

I came across an article that discusses the need to teach algebra II as a graduation requirement.  Some states are considering removing it, whilst others are making it required.  As we look forward to GED 2014 and the College and Career Readiness standards, what are your thoughts about students who are not college bound understanding algebra II and above concepts?  Is it a roadblock for student success?

Chance to re-vamp class and d.fellowship

     Too quiet on the email front! Soon our semester will be over, and I've got summer cut out for me:   the usual tutoring for the many fewer summer students, *and* collaborating with a math teacher to completely re-design our "Transitions" level math course.   This is the course for students who don't make the COMPASS cutoff for pre-Algebra *and* don't do well enough on an arithmetic skills test to make up for it (if you get 6/10 you get pre-Algebra placement anyway).  

Tribute to Myrna Manly

Women and science and math

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, reminds us that March is Women's History month.  This year’s theme is as fitting as it is exciting: “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).”  You can see the Secretary's statement at

Registration Available for Data: Helping Students Interpret Statistical Representations Online PD Course

Data: Helping Students Interpret Statistical Representations

Data, or numerical information, can be described, represented, analyzed, and interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This course looks at some common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the measures of central tendency statistics, graphs, and probability. Through the course readings, activities, and discussions, you’ll review basic concepts and explore strategies for introducing and teaching these concepts to your adult students.

Webinar - "Reasoning and Sense Making in Context: Algebra Resources that Support Common Core Standards"

Hello All!

On Tuesday, October 30th, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Thirteen will jointly present a free webinar at 4 PM ET and 7 PM ET.  This webinar will provide instructors with instructional strategies, support for engaging students in problem solving, reasoning and sense making and the best part is that this material aligns to Common Core Standards.


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