Framework Posts: This growing collection of teaching materials supplement was created to get lessons, readings, and activities, all aligned to the TASC, into the hands of HSE teachers. It is also a great place for teachers to find out more information on the TASC test. Sign up for email updates.
CUNY Webinar on TASC Math: There have been different versions of the TASC since it was first introduced in 2014. What’s changed? 52% of the test is functions and algebra, but what does that look like on the TASC? Find the answers to these questions and more as we explore the math content on the current form of the test.
CUNY Webinar on TASC Science: Learn how to use the TASC Science Item Specifications with a focus on an important aspect of Life Sciences.
Mathmemos.org: What makes a good problem? Teachers share math problems and how they used them in their classes. Includes teaching strategies, samples of student work and printable handouts. Sign up for email updates.
On the evening of April 4th (the second night of the 2017 COABE1 conference), some 30-40 adult educators from around the country came together after a long day of workshops for some extracurricular inspiration in math – a new Adult Numeracy Network (ANN)2 event called ANN Under 10.
The idea is simple. Adult numeracy teachers give a brief talk, each under 10 minutes. Each speaker tells a story and asks a question that is driving their teaching practice. Some may pose a question they have been working on for years, some may share something they’ve been working on for only a few months. But the questions they share with us are invitations to collaborate.
The goal of ANN under 10 is for teachers to continue to work on the ideas inspired by the talks. The talks themselves are wonderful, but the real work is what happens in the classrooms and practice of the teachers who watch them. Continue reading A Call to Adult Numeracy/HSE Math Teachers: Let’s Build Community (and Practice) Together
The CUNY CareerKit Project is a set of curricular resources for HSE and high level ESOL students that blend critical literacy skills with career exploration, planning and preparation in 10 different growing industries. Each of the 10 CareerKits is designed to engage HSE and high level ESOL students in reading, writing, math, critical thinking and digital literacy activities. The CUNY CareerKits are thoughtfully planned, and chockful of relevant resources – graphs, articles, videos, writing assignments, and more. As of this writing, there are careerkits for healthcare, technology, and community and social service available for use. The CUNY Careerkit in Education and Childcare is coming soon. Continue reading The CUNY CareerKits
The Mathematical Practices that are in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education define what it means to be a mathematically proficient student. As adult education instructors, our job is to help our students navigate over the swells in the tempest of their angst until they get to the point where they have enough confidence in their own abilities to weather the sea of mathematics.
Continue reading Hundreds of Challenging Math Problems Worth Solving
On February 8th, 2017 Eric Appleton and I hosted a webinar to explore the math content on the TASC test, focusing our attention on the most recent GHI forms of the exam. We were joined by content and TASC assessment experts Tim Jones (Associate for Instructional Services from the New York State Education Department) and Deedra Arvin (Test Development Program Manager from Data Recognition Corporation/CTB). Tim and Deedra also joined us last summer when we explored the TASC science item specifications. Continue reading CUNY Webinar: Teaching High Emphasis/High Utility Math Content for the TASC
I have a 4 year old daughter and she asks a lot of questions about the world. Sometimes she asks questions that I can only kind of answer. It is sometimes challenging to break these big concepts down in ways she can engage with. As a result, we take a lot of children’s science books out of the library. As we read, I often appreciate how well the authors use pictures and simple explanations to make foundational science concepts interesting and accessible. It also occurred to me that these books would be a great way to support our students who are parents (or who have young people in their lives) to develop their own science background knowledge while reading to young children. Continue reading Do you have students who are parents? (Learn science while reading to kids)