ERIC Number: ED376345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Math Literacy. Final Report. Student and Teacher Guides.
Smith, Catherine DeLong
This package contains student and teacher handbooks and a report summarizing a project during which the handbooks were developed as part of a numeracy education course for adult basic and literacy education students. Discussed in the project report are the following: development of the course's 7 numeracy education units, field testing of the units with 8 teachers and 110 students, subsequent revision of the units, and production of a math literacy curriculum and companion student and educator handbooks. Included in the student handbook are a 22-item bibliography, brief discussion of the curriculum's purpose and scope, and instructional units containing background information and learning activities on the following topics: reading, writing, and thinking about numbers; looking at numbers; estimating and rounding numbers; using calculators; measurement and its uses; retelling stories through graphs and charts; and math games. Contents of the teacher's guide are as follows: an introduction explaining the math literacy curriculum's objectives and structure, a 22-item bibliography, and seven instructional unit. Each unit includes the activities contained in the student handbook and a lesson plan detailing the lesson's goals, materials needed, and procedures for presenting individual and group learning activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Calculators, Curriculum Development, Educational Games, Estimation (Mathematics), Graphs, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Measurement, Number Concepts, Numbers, Numeracy, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.