Active Learning in Adult Numeracy


Instructor Steve Hinds shares insights about teaching math to adult learners. Teachers from Kentucky Adult Education participate in this professional development workshop.

  • Building Deeper Understanding of Decimal Numbers

    Steve Hinds demonstrates how a brief discussion of money and decimals can help students to shed common misconceptions about decimal place value. (Click here for the background essay.)

    Grades: All
  • Communicating in Math Classrooms

    Steve Hinds demonstrates how a teacher can circulate and question students to assess their understanding, get them to explain and evaluate each other’s thinking, and guide them in productive directions without telling them what to do. (Click here for the background essay.)

    Grades: All
  • Deepening Conceptual Understanding

    Steve Hinds demonstrates an approach to graphing function solutions that is based on the underlying meaning of the points, and not on mechanically following a procedure. (Click here for the background essay.)

    Grades: All
  • Resisting the Temptation to Be Too Helpful

    Steve Hinds demonstrates and discusses how teacher efforts to be helpful can sometimes backfire and limit opportunities for student learning. (Click here for the background essay.)

    Grades: All
  • Scaffolding Adult Numeracy Lessons

    Steve Hinds demonstrates and discusses how teachers can successfully and gradually move from informal to more formal representations of functions. (Click here for the background essay.)

    Grades: All

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