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Math Institute 2015

General Session

Our two nationally recognized presenters worked with participants to explore the instructional shifts of the College and Career Readiness Mathematics Standards (CCRS) and investigate conceptual understanding for adult learners. This interactive morning was geared toward those just starting to learn about the Mathematics standards as well as those who considered themselves to be proficient with them.


Teaching Conceptual Understanding

Cynthia Bell, Literacy Assistance Center, New York

Cynthia Bell (our Math Institute presenter from last year) presented on how to move beyond the basics of conceptual understanding and gain practical strategies for teaching it in your class, regardless of your level. 

Cynthia Bell develops curriculum and specializes in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. She conducts numeracy workshops for ABE instructors and trainings in implementing the CCSS for mathematics for High School Equivalency (HSE) instructors. When she’s not training she is coaching instructors in the best practices of teaching and learning mathematics. She has presented at national, state and regional conferences, and is an active board member of ANN (Adult Numeracy Network) and the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).