ERIC Number: ED395112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Math Extra. Final Report.
A project adapted an existing problem-solving curriculum to help unemployed or underemployed displaced homemakers and single parents qualify for job placement and training. Forty-five adult learners from the New Choice program participated. Handouts adapted from a prior Math Employment project and instructor-created materials were used. Handouts from level 1 of the previous project were simplified even further. Instruction was supplemented with self-help groups. Findings indicated the following: 43 of 45 participants increased their math scores; 15 raised their scores 1-2 grade levels; and 28 raised their scores 3-5 grade levels using the Test of Adult Basic Education. Test scores from completion of teacher-generated word problems were substantially increased. Of the 45 participants, 28 entered training and 2 entered full-time employment. (Appendixes to the 11-page report include sample lesson plan, pretest, posttest, and participant survey form. The curriculum includes a chapter for each math concept. Chapter titles are as follows: introduction to word problems, English or standard U.S. measurement, perimeter and area, ratio and proportion, and percents. Each chapter has these components: objective, rationale, vocabulary, lesson methodology, handouts, and answer keys.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Central Intermediate Unit #10, Clearfield, PA. Development Center for Adults.