[Nesabes] FW: Teaching Math in Context
apovenmire at necc.mass.edu
Tue Nov 8 16:58:20 EST 2011
How can we teach math in contexts that help students prepare for "next steps" even as they prepare to meet immediate academic and personal goals such as using math in their everyday lives or to attain the GED?
To find out, register for:
Math in Context: The Health Connection
November 15 and 16, 2011, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
* Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01606
* Room 109B, The Harrington Learning Center
We know that strengthening numeracy as well as health literacy plays a vital role in preparing students to enter and/or advance in health care careers. In this workshop divided over two consecutive evenings, we present several fun and engaging math activities situated in health contexts to which students can relate to and learn from, whether they work in a health care setting or are health care consumers. We also introduce practitioners to sample web sites and resources from which to draw ideas for developing health-contextualized math activities for their classrooms.
Participants of this workshop will be able to:
* present at least two math activities situated in health contexts
* access at least two resources that relate mathematics and health
* use samples from health-related web sites to explore health context possibilities for math activities/problems
* develop and assess at least one math activity situated in a health context
To register, go to www.sabes.org<http://www.sabes.org>, and click on the calendar tab.
Alisa Vlahakis Povenmire
Director, Northeast SABES
Center for Adult Education Programs and Practitioners
Northern Essex Community College at the Riverwalk
360 Merrimack Street
Building 9, Entry K, 4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843
apovenmire at necc.mass.edu<mailto:apovenmire at necc.mass.edu>
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SABES promotes high quality adult basic education services through training, support, and resources that improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners and strengthen programs.
For more information on the System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), please go to: www.sabes.org or http://sabes.org/northeast
Northeast SABES is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is supported by Northern Essex Community College.
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