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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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View details: E-Learning Professional Development

E-Learning Professional Development

Recognizing the potential of online tools to provide much-needed access to high-quality professional development for adult educators, World Education offers both self-paced and facilitated online courses.






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

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

<br>What are some of the better ways to teach fractions, which should include concepts, not just algorithms, and what is World Education’s role in supporting the professional learning of adult education math teachers?