Math textbooks aligned with TABE 11/2
Submitted by Rachel Baron on January 30, 2019 - 9:44am
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I'm starting to think about what math books I'll be ordering after we switch to TABE 11/12 (which is all but inevitable at this point). I trust our staff instructors to be able to adapt our current materials, and I know that (in theory, anyway) a text that is aligned with CCRS should help students improve skills tested on the TABE, but I think that it will be helpful for our volunteers in particular to have access to materials aligned to the new TABE. Have any of you found any materials that are accessible to volunteers and also aligned with the new TABE?
Specifically, many of our tutors like the Achieving TABE Success in Mathematics series from McGraw-Hill because it is comprehensive and includes review. I like that this series does a good job of stepping up the difficulty from level to level without assuming that students have perfect recall of everything in the previous level text. I know the series has flaws, but it's very tutor-friendly--it has a decent amount of practice built in and does at least attempt to build application problems into the lessons. It also works very well in one-to-one situations, which is not true of all the materials out there (EMPower and the CUNY math curriculum are favorites of mine but are difficult for volunteers to adapt to individual instruction).
I'd love to find something similar (or better!) that is aligned to the new TABE. I know there are some products just starting to come out, and I'm curious if any of you have used them or looked at them closely enough to give an opinon.