Tom Ciancone

Beyond Worksheets: A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy (2007)

Literacy practitioners across Ontario have continually requested more professional development and resources to support numeracy facilitation in their programs. Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) hosted the workshop, “Facilitating Numeracy: An Introduction,” developed and delivered by Tom Ciancone in August 2001.

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Beyond Worksheets: A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy - Practitioner Summary (2007)

For the past several years, literacy practitioners across the province have continually requested more professional development and resources to support numeracy facilitation in their programs. In direct response to this request, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) hosted the workshop, “Facilitating Numeracy: An Introduction,” developed and delivered by Tom Ciancone in August 2001.

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2009-09-02

Réussir en math (1999)

A skill-based approach to mathematics

This is a review of a French computer software program with a skill-based approach to learning basic mathematical concepts including place value, the four basic operations, decimals, fractions, percentages and metric measurement. At the time of the review, the program was only available in French, with an English version expected soon.

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2003-12-01

Measuring Up - A Software Review (1998)

This software review from CONNECT describes Measuring Up. This software provides learners with practice applying measurement to real-life contexts.

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2003-07-20

The Numbers Disc (1997)

This software review from CONNECT describes The Numbers Disc. This software is a multimedia resource which helps learners improve math skills.

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2003-06-26

Adult Numeracy: Taking Mathematics from the Real World into the Classroom and Back (1988)

A Report to the Adult Basic Education Unit, Toronto Board of Education

This paper looks at the nature of the adult learner who needs and seeks instruction in mathematics. Secondly, it examines the nature of mathematics learning and its role in interpreting the real world. Finally, the author explores what implications these two areas of study have for instruction of adults in mathematics.

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2000-05-16

Learning Outcomes: Skills or Function? (2000)

Summary of a Workshop Presented at the 7th Annual Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics

This is the report of a workshop that explored the differences between measuring skill-based numeracy (using math in school) and function-based numeracy (using math in real life). Workshop participants discussed how these different approaches to "learning outcomes" can affect the curriculum for teaching adult numeracy.

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2000-01-01

Numeracy in the Adult ESL Classroom (1996)

This article examines numeracy for adults learning English as a second language (ESL) as well as for those who teach them. It focuses on learners with low literacy skills and provides curriculum ideas and resources for use in the classroom. While many suggestions are based on the author's experiences in teaching adult immigrants in Canada, they are applicable to adult ESL instruction in other English-speaking countries.

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1996-01-01
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