Tribute to Myrna Manly
Submitted by BrookeIstas on March 18, 2013 - 11:29am
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Good Day All!
This week in the Math and Numeracy Group we will pay tribute to Myrna Manly, a founding member of the Adult Numeracy Network (ANN), GED math exam item writer, representative on the international Programme for Intermational Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), numeracy advocate, and researcher in mathematics and assessment. According to Lynda Ginsburg, “While so many in adult basic education focus on issues of literacy, Myrna Manly has made a profound contribution in raising the awareness of the importance of numeracy for adults, whether it be as they function in everyday life, as they prepare for and/or attempt to advance in the workplace, as they study for the GED math test or as they prepare to enter and succeed in community college or academic study.”
This week on the Math and Numeracy Group:
Monday – Opening Tribute
Tuesday and Wednesday – Discuss Myrna’s article, “Algebraic Thinking in Education”, how does this paper impact your classroom instruction?
Thursday – Discuss Myrna’s contributions to assessment (GED and PIACC)
Friday – Discuss, “The Components of Numeracy,” what is the difference between Procedural and Conceptual Knowledge
The Adult Numeracy Network will be honoring Myrna Manly during the Pre-Conference Event at COABE. The following link is an excerpt from the ANN’s Newsletter, The Math Practitioner (click here); this was Myrna’s last interview. Please share how Myrna or her work has impacted you here and pay tribute to a math matriarch.
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