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Online Course: Numeracy and LD - ANI-PD Guidelines

Building on Foundations for Success Report coverUse this discussion thread to explore your thoughts on the recent research in adult numeracy instruction from the Numeracy Instruction and Adults with Learning Disabilities online course.

Post a 'Reply' with your thoughts, using the following question to guide your reflections:

How might the information in “Building on Foundations for Success: Guidelines for Improving Adult Mathematics Instruction” (as expressed in the ANI-PD Guidelines) impact your instructional practice? Why?

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DKeaton's picture

Where is this course located?  It doesn't seem to be on the standard LINCS online courses page.

Aaron Kohring's picture

This course is not yet set-up in the LINCS Learning Portal.  It will be coming soon.  We will make sure to send an announcement when it is ready.


RKenyon's picture
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Just yesterday, I asked Aaron Kohring to post information in our Group on the new LINCS couses when they are available for use.

Thanks, in advance, for doing that for us, Aaron.

Rochelle Kenyon, SME

Dorothea Steinke's picture

I have tried to download the report as a PDF. While my computer shows I have a file, there is nothing in it. Is anyone else having this problem?

Dorothea Steinke

S Jones's picture
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I'd be glad to email it to you if it's still giving you grief -- just let me know. 

From the "Executive summary" :

Mathematics content should emphasize a consistent link between math concepts 
learned and their use in context and form a coherent progression of learning. 
2. The content topics of fractions, decimals, percent, and reasoning with proportions 
are essential and should form the instructional core for adult mathematics education. 
For some lot of my folks, if we jump to number two then number one disintegrates, because they don't have whole number concepts yet.  
For a *whole lot* of them, if we do number 2 with procedural instruction instead of building the concepts with concrete and visual work, then number one disintegrates because there's no real connection made between manipulating the symbols and the "math concepts learned" and context and form.   


Aaron Kohring's picture

You might try using a different web browser to download the report.  I had trouble this week using Firefox, but when I switched to Explorer- my downloaded PDFs worked fine.