This is a comprehensive math textbook for Grade 12. It can be downloaded, read on-line on a mobile phone, computer or iPad. Every chapter has links to on-line video lessons and explanations. Summary presentations at the end of each chapter offer an overview of the content covered, with key points highlighted for easy revision. Topics covered are: language of mathematics, logarithms, sequences and series, finance, factorising cubic polynomials, functions and graphs, differential calculus, linear programming, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, combinations and permutations. This book is based upon the original Free High School Science Text series.
For too long, algebra has been viewed in adult education as the second most daunting math (second only to fractions), and now it is time to make algebra as approachable as adding. This resource will help you to discover some new approaches to teaching algebra as patterns, rules, equations, and lines on a graph while utilizing research-based tools, techniques, and resources learned from the Adult Numeracy Instruction – Professional Development (ANI-PD). Hands-on practice and ready-to-use resources are provided.
This is an introductory course to MATLAB, the high-performance interactive software. Topics include MATLAB Basics, Plotting, Scripts & Functions and Programming. Additional resources are also provided.
MathMemos is a teacher space where adult educators share rich math problems, samples of student work, and practical suggestions for bringing the problems to life in the classroom. All math problems are:
(1) Open-ended, meaning that it might have more than one answer or there may be multiple solution pathways to solve the problem.
(2) The prompt does not clearly direct the students towards a procedural pathway in solving the problem.
(3) Students should be able to struggle productively with the problem for an extended period of time: they are student driven.
The problems include and integrate a wide range of math content and topics such as: Algebra, Geometry, Functions, Number & Quantity, and Statistics & Probability. You can also search for specific topics (fractions, systems of equations, equality) or problem solving strategies (guess & check, charts & tables, visual strategies, manipulatives).
The resources is designed so that teachers can be thoroughly connected to a problem before taking it into the classroom, by solving it themselves and looking at samples of student work that other teachers have posted online. Then, teachers are encouraged to reflect on how the problem played out in their own classroom and post their reflections.
This collection is an ongoing project with new problems being added as teachers submit new write-ups.
A PD Module is available for Professional Developers.
MathMemos was created by Tyler Holzer with a grant from the New York State Education Department Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.
Interactive resources including videos and activities from the Mathematics Vision Project. In these lessons students will review Families of Functions and then develop understanding of combining functions.Lessons were taken from the Mathematics Vision Project.
Adult education classrooms are commonly comprised of learners who have widely disparate levels of mathematical problem-solving skills. This is true regardless of what level a student may be assessed at when entering an adult education program or what level class they are placed in. Providing students with differentiated instruction in the form of Push and Support cards is one way to level this imbalance, keeping all students engaged in one high-cognitive task that supports and encourages learners who are stuck, while at the same time, providing extensions for students who move through the initial phase of the task quickly. Thus, all
students are continually moving forward during the activity, and when the task ends, all students have made progress in their journey towards developing conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas along with a productive disposition, belief in one’s own ability to successfully engage with mathematics.