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ERIC Number: ED376345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 392
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.