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Math and Numeracy

Adults need higher levels of mathematics skills to function as workers, parents, and community members. Surveys of the U.S. adult population underscore the need for stronger skills: 55 percent of adults in the U.S. are at a Basic or Below Basic level (NCES, 2006) in their quantitative literacy skills.

World Education increases the capacity of adult educators, programs, and states to provide high quality math instruction ranging from basic numeracy through the mathematics required in workforce and college programs. World Education develops and delivers face-to-face and online workshops and courses, produces training facilitator guides, and coordinates and evaluates statewide numeracy professional development initiatives. We have also developed adult numeracy curriculum frameworks, content standards, and professional teacher standards that define the needed numeracy skills for adult learners.
 

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Math Professional Development, or Why Invert and Multiply Doesn’t Have Any Staying Power

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