AEL - Part 1 - Advanced Mathematics in the CCR Standards
As adult educators we know that the level of mathematics our students are expected to know, and that we are expected to teach, has risen dramatically with the new College and Career Readiness Standards. However, many teachers don’t have a strong math background and many more haven’t done this level of mathematics themselves since high school and college. If you want an introduction to the advanced mathematics in the College and Career Readiness Standards, or just need a refresher course on some of these topics, this first of two, 6-hour workshops is for you.
In this workshop, we start with proportional reasoning and linear equations in one variable, focusing on key concepts students need to understand from introductory algebra. We then progress into linear equations in two variables, covering the four ways in which students need to understand these relationships: as equations, as a graph in the coordinate plane, as a table of values, and as a rule in words. Next, we examine linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, literal equations, and direct and indirect variance. We finish the workshop with an introduction to functions, focusing on linear functions. As we cover these topics we will examine sample questions from the various HiSET practice math tests, thinking about how our students are expected to demonstrate a mastery of these concepts on the HSE exam as well as instructional methods to increase student learning.
PD Hours: 6
Adult Education and Literacy