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ERIC Number: EJ1141701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Where to Focus so Students Become College and Career Ready
Curry, Donna
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v6 n1 p62-66 Spr 2017
In this Forum article, Curry focuses on a few ways math and numeracy instructors can assure their students are ready for college and/or a career. For example, when considering the math levels of so many adult learners, teachers might focus on teaching their students how to reason mathematically, and ensure that they have a solid conceptual foundation so that they can apply that knowledge and reasoning to any new situation that arises. Teachers should also ensure their students have a strong conceptual foundation before launching into "higher level" math. Teachers might also adopt strategies to strengthen foundational knowledge, such as probing number sense or asking students to predict what an answer will be "before" having them jump to the formal calculation. The article provides additional ideas that are based loosely on the "College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCR) Math Standards."
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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