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Math Instructional Strategies. Session 1: Algebra Readiness

GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

Goal

The goals of this session are to provide participants with basic information on what adult students need to know to satisfy the California mathematics requirements for earning an adult high school diploma or the General Educational Development (GED) credential and to suggest strategies for effective instruction. It is recommended for participants to attend Session 2 to further their understanding of California’s mathematics standards.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to

  • Describe and use strategies for reducing math anxiety;
  • Describe the organization of the CAHSEE and GED Mathematics Test—including the types of questions asked;
  • Identify three mathematics skills that students can build on to learn algebra;
  • Identify commonly missed questions; and
  • Identify instructional strategies to help learners master key concepts in algebra.