Hello, Seigo I don't have answers to your questions but I am on this list because I teach math at a community college here in the United States. I live and teach in New Mexico. I teach what is called "developmental math" this is for students who have not learned math prior to coming to college. I teach preAlgebra and beginning Algebra. Most of my students were very poor high school students. A few are adults who have been out of school for many years so need freshing. Others are adults also out of school for many years who never took math. I am always looking for better ways to teach them.
I have to go now, maybe we can talk later
At 3:59 PM 10/19/96 +0100, Seigo Mabuchi wrote: >19 Oct. 1996 > > Hi, my name is Seigo Mabuchi from Japan, and I've been working in Zimbabwe as >a high school > Maths teacher under a government volunteer program. I wanted to reflect on >my experiences > there and I've just started my MEd course at Manchester University on Adult >Education, > Literacy for Rural Social and Community Development. The course is centered >on Freirian > Methods of development, literacy and numeracy education. I'm completely new >on the net, and > also with Freire, but I was so excited to find someone interested in Freirian >methods applied to > maths(Ann) and would certainly like to get more information on this topic. >How do I go about > this? > > As Freire puts it the "world" precedes the "word", and a lot has been written >about the written > word and its connection with the world, or the oral world. Much has also >been written on > arithmetic and written numerals. However, I can't find much on oral and >mental mathematics, > and adult numeracy in a third world development context. How can I get more >material on these > topics? If there's anyone interested out there, I'd appreciate any >information. > > >Seigo mabuchi > >email:firstname.lastname@example.org >or email@example.com