Friday, September 2, 2005

Think Math: Everyday Math Made Simple for Adult Learners

ALMA (Adult Literacy Media Alliance), the same organization who brought us TV411, is continuing to provide support to adult educators. With a grant from the National Science Foundation, ALMA has developed and produced TV411 Think Math DVD, a multimedia kit for teachers to make math relevant and fun for adult learners across the country.

ALMA's mission is to assist adults to achieve the basic reading, writing, and math skills they need to reach their goals. They create educational and entertaining television-based teaching materials that bring learning to the adults wherever they may be - in class, at work, or at home. They support teachers and social service providers through training and staff development workshops.

The TV411 Think Math DVD includes eight video segments from the TV411 broadcast series that show useful math lessons in everyday situations, lesson plans for educators of adult learners, worksheets that can be used in the class as well as for homework, and links to lessons and online games from the TV411 website. The math topics covered in this DVD are fractions, percentages, basic geometry, perimeter, ratios, rates, number patterns, and data analysis.

If you are an adult educator and would like a free copy of this multimedia kit, please call Linda Johnson at (404)685-2555 or e-mal her at