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Zahner, William; Dent, Nick – Mathematics Teacher, 2014
Sometimes a student's unexpected solution turns a routine classroom task into a real problem, one that the teacher cannot resolve right away. Although not knowing the answer can be uncomfortable for a teacher, these moments of uncertainty are also an opportunity to model authentic problem solving. This article describes such a moment in Zahner's…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Leonelli, Esther, Ed.; Schwendeman, Ruth, Ed. – 1994
This document is the outcome of a project conducted in Massachusetts to apply the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" to adult basic education (ABE) learning environments. The first chapter describes the work of the Math Team, a committee of 22 adult basic…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques
Leonelli, Esther, Ed.; And Others – 1994
The product of a project conducted in Massachusetts to apply the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" to adult basic education (ABE) learning environments, this volume is a collection of teacher-researchers' essays on field-based application of the adapted…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
Mullinix, Bonnie B.; Comings, John – 1994
While special care is needed to adapt approaches and strategies to the instructional requirements of adult populations, the innovative learning experiences inspired by the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics are examples of good pedagogy that integrate nicely into an androgogical learning environment. This paper…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Classroom Environment, Mathematics Instruction
Gal, Iddo, Ed.; Schmitt, Mary Jane, Ed. – 1994
This document contains 13 papers from and about a working conference on adult mathematical literacy. The following papers are included: "Preface" (Iddo Gal, Mary Jane Schmitt); "Summary of Conference Discussions" (Iddo Gal et al.); "Reflecting about the Goals of Numeracy Education" (Iddo Gal); "Needed Skills and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators