The Adult Numeracy Network is the professional organization for math educators who work in adult education in the United States and a partner affiliate with the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM). 

We are a community dedicated to quality mathematics instruction at the adult level. We support each other, we encourage collaboration and leadership, and we influence policy and practice in adult math instruction. Our members include teachers, tutors, researchers, administrators, and professional developers working in adult basic education (ABE), adult numeracy, high school equivalency, community colleges, developmental mathematics, and family numeracy. 

Our network is a place to share the joys, challenges, resources, and insights for teaching and learning math and numeracy skills to adult learners.

The Call-for-Proposals to present at the 2023 COABE Conference (both on-line & in-person) is out!

We encourage all ANN members to submit, especially first time presenters!

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 15, 2022. 

Please see the ANN at COABE page for more information.

Check out the  featured article from the current

issue of the Math Practitioner (Summer 2022)!


"ANN's 28th Teaching & Learning Institute: An In-Person and Virtual Event"

by Patricia Helmuth, NY






To read the rest of the issue, and all available back issues, visit the Math Practitioner Archives. 

Thank you to all the educators who presented and/or attended the Math & Numeracy Strand at the 2022 COABE Conference, virtually and in-person!

For folks who were not able to attend, check out these materials and resources:

You can find materials from previous Numeracy strand workshops and pre-conference Institutes under our professional development resources: Teaching & Learning with ANN


The Adult Numeracy Network welcomes Graciano Petersen as Equity Officer!

"I am interested in serving on the board because I greatly appreciate what ANN does by promoting numeracy at all ages and emphasizes the continued need to learn about numbers, calculations, and math for adult learners. I am passionate about this role because I lead my organization's DEI Team and I work on equity issues in DC as well. I have led my organization's staff, our board, and our volunteers on several DEI trainings, and in several DEI conversations. I am deeply committed to equity for all learners regardless of their seen or unseen disability, ethnic or racial background, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age."

We stand with our Black students, Black teachers, and the Black community and all students and teachers working to build a just world.

    • As an NCTM affiliate, we stand in solidarity with their statement released June 1, 2020

Be sure to log into your ANN account so you can see all the events in the calendar.

All times are EST unless otherwise noted. 

If there is a local event or workshop that you'd like to add to the calendar, contact mark.trushkowsky@cuny.edu

Upcoming events

    • 3 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    The Math Practitioner Committee meeting is open to all ANN members! Please join us if you'd like to learn more about our newsletter or have questions about how you can be part of our team! 

    When: Oct 3, 2022

    4:00 PM Eastern Time 

    3:00 PM Central Time

    2:00 PM Mountain Time

    1:00 PM Pacific Time

    Please register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOurrDktHNDlX2uEVGtAHqEY8zG8SyOD

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM

    Join the folks at Desmos for a virtual professional development opportunity like no other.

    Sit in on a Desmos Classroom lesson taught by expert educators and Desmos Classroom super users. You’ll play the role of a student and even peek behind the curtain as you experience Desmos Classroom’s engaging, collaborative digital activities, and powerful, live classroom monitoring tools.

    See lessons that are coming up in the scope and sequence, and take implementation strategies and tips back to your own classroom.

    This model class will be taught by Desmos Dean of Research, Dan Meyer. 

    REGISTRATION LINK

    • 15 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 PM

    Join the folks at Desmos for a virtual professional development opportunity like no other.

    Sit in on a Desmos Classroom lesson taught by expert educators and Desmos Classroom super users. You’ll play the role of a student and even peek behind the curtain as you experience Desmos Classroom’s engaging, collaborative digital activities, and powerful, live classroom monitoring tools.

    See lessons that are coming up in the scope and sequence, and take implementation strategies and tips back to your own classroom.

    This model class will be taught by Desmos Coach, Chrissy Newell. 

    REGISTRATION LINK


Past events

21 Sep 2022 What Does 2SLGBTQIA+ Identity Have To Do With Mathematics Teaching & Learning?
20 Sep 2022 ANN Racial Equity in Math Education Meeting
31 Aug 2022 TODOS Live! Beyond Land Acknowledgements: A Conversation Around the Significance for Mathematics Education
25 Aug 2022 Back to School with Desmos Classroom (including tutorial on using Polypad in Desmos Activity Builder)
24 Aug 2022 Back to School with Mathigon Polypad: Secondary
22 Aug 2022 Back to School with Mathigon Polypad: Elementary
16 Aug 2022 ANN Racial Justice in Math Education Committee Meeting
28 Jul 2022 2022 We the People Math Literacy for All Virtual Conference (The Algebra Project)
20 Jul 2022 Mathigon Polypad Introduction: Secondary
13 Jul 2022 Mathigon Polypad Introduction: Elementary
14 Jun 2022 Using Math to Identify & Impact Social Justice Issues in Our Lives
9 Jun 2022 ANN New Member Meeting
8 Jun 2022 My Students Scored 0%! What Should I Do Next?
6 Jun 2022 Math Practitioner Committee Meeting
3 Jun 2022 Adult Numeracy Network’s Annual Membership Meeting
1 Jun 2022 Outreach and Support Committee Meeting
25 May 2022 Jennifer Suh: Mathigon Guest Speaker Series
17 May 2022 Rethinking the Traditional Warm Up
26 Apr 2022 Powerful Moments in Math Class: Why Certain Experiences Stand Out for Students and How to Create More of Them
13 Apr 2022 Desiree Harrison: Mathigon Guest Speaker Series.
10 Apr 2022 28th Annual ANN Teaching & Learning Institute Half Day (virtual)
10 Apr 2022 28th Annual ANN Teaching & Learning Institute Full Day (in-person)
22 Mar 2022 March Teaching & Learning Institute Planning Meeting
14 Mar 2022 Iddo Gal: What every (numeracy) educator working with (young) adults should know about Civic Statistics, and why
9 Mar 2022 Catriona Agg: Mathigon Guest Speaker Series
25 Feb 2022 February Teaching & Learning Institute Planning Meeting
23 Feb 2022 Data Literacy in Early Childhood Mathematics Classrooms - TODOS & Casio Partnership Webinar
11 Feb 2022 LGBTQ+ in HSE, ABE, and ESOL Panel Discussion
9 Feb 2022 Data Science: A New Gateway to Identity & Belonging in Quantitative Fields - TODOS & Casio Partnership Webinar
9 Feb 2022 Dan Finkel: Mathigon Guest Speaker Series
2 Feb 2022 Math for Identity and Belonging: Representing Data Creatively
31 Jan 2022 Numeracy Routines That Develop Language
21 Jan 2022 Collaborating, Exploring Virtual Manipulatives, and Deepening the Conceptual of Factors and More, in a Distance Learning Classroom
14 Jan 2022 January Teaching & Learning Institute Planning Meeting
12 Jan 2022 Maria del Rosario Zavala: Mathigon Guest Speaker Series
17 Dec 2021 December Teaching & Learning Institute Planning Meeting
16 Dec 2021 DESMOS: Introduction to Activity Building for Intermediate Users
14 Dec 2021 Beast Academy Playground: Math Games and Crafts to Foster Curiosity and Build Problem-Solving Skills
14 Dec 2021 Intro to the Desmos Graphing Calculator for New Users
1 Dec 2021 DESMOS: Introduction to Computation Layer for Intermediate/Advanced Users
30 Nov 2021 My STEM Education Journey, Featuring SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in STEM)
30 Nov 2021 Intro to Desmos Activities for New Users
19 Nov 2021 November Teaching & Learning Institute Planning Meeting
17 Nov 2021 Exploring Algebra on the Mathigon Polypad
15 Nov 2021 Math for Identity and Belonging: Measuring a Meaningful Place
11 Nov 2021 Shades of Blackness: Rehumanizing Mathematics Education Through an Understanding of Sub-Saharan African Immigrants
8 Nov 2021 Math for Identity and Belonging: Measuring a Meaningful Place
1 Nov 2021 Math for Identity and Belonging: Measuring a Meaningful Place
27 Oct 2021 Sunil Singh: Mathigon Guest Speaker Series
25 Oct 2021 Math for Identity and Belonging: Measuring a Meaningful Place
18 Oct 2021 Math for Identity and Belonging: Measuring a Meaningful Place
15 Oct 2021 Deadline for COABE 2022 Call for Proposals
14 Oct 2021 Teaching & Learning Institute Proposal Planning #4
13 Oct 2021 Exploring Data Science with the Mathigon Polypad
12 Oct 2021 Teaching & Learning Institute Proposal Planning #3
11 Oct 2021 Math for Identity and Belonging: Measuring a Meaningful Place
5 Oct 2021 Teaching & Learning Institute Proposal Planning #2
27 Sep 2021 Math Practitioner Committee Meeting
17 Sep 2021 Presenting in the Math and Numeracy Strand at COABE
26 Aug 2021 TODOS Live! Back to School Special - A Conversation with the TODOS Antiracist Position Statement Authors
25 Aug 2021 Back to School! Mathigon for Secondary Math
23 Aug 2021 Back to School! Mathigon for Elementary Math
22 Mar 2021 Register for the Math & Numeracy Strand at the COABE Virtual Conference
19 Mar 2021 ANN's 27th Annual Teaching and Learning Institute: Experiencing Harmony and Beauty in Mathematical Patterns
17 Feb 2021 The Best Stuff in Math Is Free: Desmos Support for a CUNY Math Packet
19 Nov 2020 The Use of Statistics: what can a numerate citizen learn from the Covid-19 pandemic? (Adults Learning Mathematics)
12 Aug 2020 Rehumanizing Schools: Rights of the Learner (a TODOS webinar)
11 Aug 2020 Race, Equity, and Mathematics Education
4 Aug 2020 TODOS Webinar - Black, Indigenous, and Latinx Parents as Intellectual Resources: From Optional to Imperative
11 Jun 2020 2020 ANN Annual Membership Meeting

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