Our Mission

The Adult Numeracy Network is 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.


Beauty, joy, creativity - Are these things present in your math classes? Could they be?

Mathematics, music and art are all human endeavors that help us understand the world around us and to express ourselves. Learn how the arts can deepen students’ understanding of essential math concepts and help them tune-in to the math in the world around them. No music or art skills are needed to enjoy this fun-filled day of learning and growing as math practitioners. To learn more, check out our flyer: EXPERIENCING HARMONY & BEAUTY in MATHEMATICAL PATTERNS. 

The two videos below offer a sneak-preview into the event. 

Explore DESIGN

Explore CHANGE

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

Want to develop your leadership skills and learn along side fellow educators dedicated to adult numeracy and math education? 

Learn more about ANN's Open Board Positions.

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Everyone has a math story. What's yours?

In a recent issue of the Math Practitioner, Amber Fornaciari writes about the power of having her students share their math stories. 

In the 25 years since ANN was founded, we have been a community dedicated to quality mathematics instruction at the adult level. As we look back and celebrate our storied history, it is also important to take stock of who we are right now. Take 10 minutes and add your voice to the history of our organization. 

Click here to Share your math story 

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