Adult Basic Education (ABE)

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ABE classes are free for people who wish to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math. To attend you must be eighteen or older and not enrolled in high school. Adults of all ages are welcome.

ABE Classes

  • Find an ABE program near you by using the Locations page.
  • Contact your local program to find out when classes meet and how to register.
  • Students come to ABE with different goals—learning to read to a child, improving math skills for a job, beginning to prepare for the high school equivalency test.
  • You may attend ABE classes for as long as you need to meet your goals.
  • Free of charge

Resources for Students

www.aplusmath.com

  • Practice math skills using flashcards or games
  • Practice basic facts through algebra
  • Easy to use
  • Can create flashcards for on-line use or to print
  • Worksheets can be printed for extra practice or completed on-line

www.aaamath.com

  • This site contains hundreds of pages of math skills
  • Interactive practice on every page
  • An explanation of the math topic is given on each page
  • Topics include fractions, exponents, and algebra
  • Good site for reviewing a skill before you practice it

www.math.com/students/practice.html

  • Excellent site to learn and practice math skills
  • Many subjects including fractions, decimals, percent, and pre-algebra
  • For each subject there is a 1st glance, in-depth explanation, examples, and a workout

www.cdlponline.org

  • Many interesting reading passages on topics such as work, law, family, health, and science
  • Most are written on two reading levels
  • Each article includes on-line vocabulary, spelling, comprehension

www.keynews.org

  • Current news stories
  • A newspaper written for adult education students

www.visualfractions.com

  • A tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles
  • Offers a lot of online practice
  • Teachers can design their own worksheets or choose from a list of pre-made worksheets

www.calculator.org

  • Easy to use
  • Offers an online calculator and downloadable calculator software
  • Offers an online conversion function