CALM: The Way Math Should Be

Heidi Schuler-Jones
Schuler-Jones, H. CALM: The Way Math Should Be. Progresso Vol 33, No. 2. (2023)


Many adult education teachers learn quickly that we don’t choose our environment. We teach whatever is needed to whomever shows up at whatever level they are that day using whatever patchwork of materials are available in the shared classroom space. Students usually need math instruction, so we select whatever book we have the most copies of, began with chapter one, and work from there as far as we can, hoping we will not have to teach something that has never really made sense to us. If we encounter unfamiliar topics, we find online videos to learn what we need to teach our students. Sound familiar?