Proceedings ALM-7, Boston, United States of America, 2000

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Plenary Sessions

Eavesdropping on the Conversation  3

Roseanne Benn

A Teacher’s Transformation Into Teacher-Researcher   6

Pamela Meader

Transitions Between School and Work: Some New Understandings and Questions About Adult Mathematics  8

King Beach

Challenging the Researcher/Practitioner Dichotomy: A Voice From the South  13

Gelsa Knijnik

Research Into Practice

Issues in Research and Practice for Adults Learning Mathematics 19

Diana Coben and John O’Donoghue

Whose Thinking Is It Anyway? Role-Pair Blends in the ALM Community 23

Janet Duffin and Adrian Simpson

Two Dilemmas in Communicating Mathematics in Adult Basic Courses 29

Lena Lindenskov and Eigil Peter Hansen

Mathematics Anxiety and the Adult Student: An Analysis of Successful Coping Strategies   34

Fred Peskoff

A Review and Summary of Research on Adult Mathematics Education in North America

(1980-2000)  39

Katherine Safford-Ramus

How the Brain Learns: Research, Theory, and Classroom Application 45

Rita Smilkstein

Affective Research and the Mathematics Curriculum for Distance and Online Education 50

Janet A. Taylor

Arkansas GED Mathematics Instruction: History Repeating Itself   54

Judy Ward

Large-Scale Issues: Frameworks, Standards, and Assessment

Learning Outcomes: Skills or Function?  61

Tom Ciancone and Dave Tout

Assessment of Math Skills in ABE: A Challenge 66

Mieke van Groenestijn

Developing a National Framework for Adults’ Mathematics Education in Ireland:

A Pilot Study   72

Terry Maguire and John O’Donoghue

What Makes One Numeracy Task More Difficult Than Another?  78

Myrna Manly, Dave Tout, Mieke van Groenestijn, and Yvan Clermont

From Research to Reality: Progress Toward Integrating Research and Practice in a Large

School District  86

Molly Milner, Mariza Albers, and Keith Stovall

Adult Numeracy Teaching – An Australian Focus on Social Contexts 87

Donald Smith


Theoretical Frameworks

Developing a Theoretical Framework for Adults Learning Mathematics: ALM-7 Topic Group                      95

Roseanne Benn and Tine Wedege

Tracking Ways of Coming to Know With the Shifting Role of Teachers and Peers: An Adult

Mathematics Classroom    97

Christine R. Brew

Adult Multiple Intelligences and Math 104

Meg Ryback Costanzo

Epistemological Questions About Research and Practice in ALM   109

Tine Wedege


Different Interpretations of Chance by Brazilian Adults  119

José Elias Damasceno and Ana Lucia Braz Diaz

Math Is in the Eye of the Beholder  124

Judith Diamond

How Can They Belong If They Cannot Speak the Language? Enhancing Students’ Language

Use in the Adult Mathematics Classroom   132

Beth Marr

The Effects of Digital Measuring Equipment on the Concept of Number  141

Poppy Pickard and Patricia Alexander

Does “Part-Whole Concept” Understanding Correlate With Success in Basic Math Classes?                        147

Dorothea Arne Steinke

Socio-Cultural Contexts

All for One and One for All: Citizenship and Maths Education  155

Roseanne Benn

The Role of Mathematical Tools in Addressing Problems in Everyday Life: The Interplay

Between Socio-Cultural Factors and the Individual’s Feelings and Ways of Thinking  160

Dhamma Colwell

Mathematics and the Parenting Role Implications for Women and Children When Mothers Return to Study Mathematics       167

Christine R. Brew

Parents as Learners and Teachers of Mathematics: Toward a Two-Way Dialogue 173

Marta Civil

Putting Math Into Family Life: What’s Possible for Working Parents? 178

Marlene Kliman, Jan Mokros, andAlana Parkes

Ellis Parents Active in Math 183

Alice Levine

Massachusetts Parent Involvement Project  184

Janet Stein

Instructional Approaches

Teaching Adult Students Mathematical Investigations – 6 187

R. O. Angiama

Overcoming Algebraic and Graphic Difficulties   193

Ana Lucia Braz Dias

A Structured Approach to Mathematical Enhancement  201

Donna K. Ellis

Visual Mathematics 204

Diane E. Ferris

Warming Up With Slope-Intercept 209

Judith M. Graves

Mathematics for Everybody  210

Frank Haacke and Mieke de Laat

Numeric Literacy in Two Hours: A Language-Symbol Approach to Teaching Reading and

Writing of Larger Numbers  213

Tom Kerner

Connecting Students, Sense, and Symbols: A Workshop of Practical Activities From Personal

Experience, and Informed by Research 216

Beth Marr

Having Some Fun With Maths – The Aussie Way  220

Dave Tout


Technical and Vocational Education

The Cargo-Master: Mathematics in Technical Vocational Education 225

Tom Goris andHarrie Sormani

Women in the Urban Informal Sector: Effective Financial Training in Botswana 228

Sylvia B. Kaye

The KAM-Project: Structure of the Swedish Upper Second School and an Example  234

Lisbeth Lindberg and LeifMaerker

From Classroom to Construction Site  243

Lynne Mikuliak

Teacher Knowledge

Why Understanding 1% + Vz Matters to Math Reform: ABE Teachers Learn the Math They Teach 247

Charles Brover, Denise Deagan, and Solange Farina

Professional Numeracy for Teachers  252

Sylvia Johnson

Math In-Service Training for Adult Educators   261

Juan Carlos Llórente, Marta Porras, and Rosa Martinez

Communicating the Message: The Math Practitioner  269

Ellen McDevitt

Numeracy: You and Me Together in Numeracy  270

Jenifer Mullen, Joan Fournier, and Esther Leonelli