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Interpreting Visual Information

"Interpreting Visual Information" is part of a series of standards-aligned sample math activities that you can use with your students to make connections between their schoolwork (college and career) and the community. In all cases, you can use these activities as is, or you could modify to best fit the needs of your learners.

Understanding the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 in Our Communities

"Understanding the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 in Our Communities" is part of a series of standards-aligned sample math activities that you can use with your students to make connections between their schoolwork (college and career) and the community. In all cases, you can use these activities as is, or you could modify to best fit the needs of your learners.

What Michaels’ coupon should you use?

A good activity from Robert Kaplinsky to compare when one coupon might be better than another. Can be done with or without inequalities. Can also be extended to graph the inequalities.

Season 2, Episode 2: Data, Box & Whisker Plots, Graphs of Central Tendency

Presented by Amy Vickers (MNI Senior Consultant) and Andy Albee (Robbinsdale Adult Academic Program)

Representing Variability with Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

This resource gives students practice with calculating the mean, median, mode, and range from a frequency chart. It also requires students to use a frequency chart to describe a possible data set, given information on the mean, median, mode, and range.

Season 1, Episode 2: Connecting and Interpreting Graphs and Functions

Presented by Andy Albee (Robbinsdale Adult Academic Program) and Renae Kramer (SW ABE-Granite Falls)

Representing Data with Grouped Frequency Graphs and Box Plots

"This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to interpret frequency graphs that use grouped data and their associated box plots. In particular this unit aims to identify and help students who have difficulty interpreting information from frequency graphs and box plots; such as minimum and maximum values, medians and quartiles."

Linear Matching

A printable matching activity for matching graphs to equations.

Graphing Stories

These are 15-second videos that show a real-life event. Students are encouraged to graph the event. The video reveals the suggested graph at the end. The site allows you to sort by type of graph and offers a printable graphing handout. Appropriate for CCRS Level C, Level D, Level E.

Desmos: Linear Inequalities in Standard Form

Desmos is an online graphing calculator. Many teachers have created activities for their classes using the calculator. Activities on the site are created by teachers and Desmos staff and will vary. You can also create your own activities.

Create a Graph

You and your students can use this online tool to create graphs.

Desmos: Graphing

What if students could "play" with graphs and quickly see what changing a single component would do to a graph (such as changing the b in y =mx+b)? Desmos is user friendly and thoughtfully uses color and layout in ways that support students' understanding. 

180 Ways to Use Estimation 180: Inequalities

Estimation 180 is an incredibly rich resource that offers photographs that we can use in meaningfully developing students' number sense. In this blog post, the author uses 4 of the images (and the students' estimates about those images) to quickly and meaningfully introduce (or review) graphing and writing inequalities.

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Story by Story (2008)

Story by Story was developed for Beginning ABE students needing (and wanting) systematic and contextual phonics instruction. However, it has been successfully used with many Beginning-Intermediate ESL students as well. This website provides 12 printable Story by Story lessons that each include the story text, a word study, and sentence-writing exercises.

Levels of Knowing Mathematics

This resource outlines the levels of knowing math proposed by Mahesh C. Sharma: intuitive, concrete/experiential, pictorial/representational, abstract, applications, and communication. The chart explains each level and gives an example of what that level would look like in the classroom.

Adult Diploma Forms

Find Standard Adult High School Diploma forms and checklists here.

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MN ABE YouTube Channel

The MN ABE YouTube Channel is a free online PD resource that you can use to explore teaching techniques and classroom ideas in action! Find out more in this MN ABE Connect newsletter article.

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Core Training Module 4: Instructional Best Practices: Working with Materials

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Registration Deadline: TUE. 1/25/22 Participants learn about the types of materials that they may be working with, including prepared texts and realia. Participants also learn about the practice of explicit instruction, how to effectively give instructions, and suggestions for extending worksheets to maximize understanding and practice. Learn More

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