ERIC Number: ED368944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Mathematics: Strategic Problem Solving. Training Packet for a Two-Session Workshop. Study of ABE/ESL Instructor Training Approaches.
This training packet on mathematics as strategic problem solving is 1 of 10 developed by the Study of Adult Basic Education (ABE)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Training Approaches Project to assist ABE instructors, both professionals and volunteers. The packet is intended to stand alone and encompasses a two-session workshop series with activities scheduled for participants to accomplish between sessions. Ideally, the sessions should take place about 1 month apart. Introductory materials include information about the series and the training packet, a workshop overview (objectives, time, materials checklist, preparations checklist), and workshop outline for each session. Trainer notes for each session include a checklist of tasks to be completed before the session and an outline of activities with necessary materials and times. Topics covered in the sessions include the following: attitudes toward math education; goals of ABE/General Educational Development math education; problem solving in the classroom; feelings about math; and developing a math lesson. Time is allowed for preparation for the home task and feedback on the home task. Trainer's supplements follow each session. Other contents include sample flyers, participant questionnaire, and masters for all handouts and transparencies needed in the sessions. Background readings include a summary of the 13 standards, Math-Moron Myths, and How Can We Best Help ESL Students with Math? (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Planning, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Transparencies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 338 605, ED 344 054-056, and CE 066 274-281.