The TIAN Bundles are resources for ABE math teachers in states that have participated in the "Teachers Investigating Adult Numeracy" pilot or field tests (Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Rhode Island). In some TIAN states, regional teacher groups will meet regularly in 2007/2008. Each bundle is designed to offer content for those meetings, so that teachers will continue to explore math together with their peers, have examples of activities that can be used with students, and read and reflect on research on numeracy instruction.
Each of the five bundles is designed to provide content for one or two 2-hour meetings. There are several resources to choose from, but it's important that some math is done together and ample time is built in for debriefing and learning from each other's experiences.
Each TIAN bundle has 3 sections:
The Math Topic in the first TIAN bundle is “Number Sense: Flexibility & Fluency”, and the Key Learning/Teaching Issue is “Are We Really Teaching Numeracy?” Click on the bundle below to go to the downloadable PDFs for each bundle as it becomes available.
Share your experiences and ideas with other teachers via the TIAN Talk listerv by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN), formerly the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network, was formed by adult education practitioners at the first national Conference on Adult Mathematical Literacy held in Arlington, Virginia, in March 1994. They had joined researchers, program administrators, government officials and others to discuss the status of adult numeracy education and to determine future directions. The conference was co-sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL), and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education of the U.S. Department of Education. Forming the Network was a voluntary commitment by the practitioners to continue the work of the conference at the grassroots level where teachers and students meet. The Network adopted a constitution and by-laws in April 1995, at its first Annual meeting in Cambridge, MA. In July 1997, the ANPN board voted to change the name of the Network to the Adult Numeracy Network. In April 1998, the ANN became an affiliate-at-large of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.