Laverne explains probability and odds using a cancer brochure; different meanings of the same word are discussed; Dyslexic author Elizabeth Daniels Squire shares her writing technique. Also: a segment on water and its importance to the human body.
Good Morning America host Antonio Mora investigates different learning styles; a steel worker continues his education; Laverne explains unit prices; poet Jimmy Santiago Baca relates his journey to discovering language; an explanation of the word marginalized.
WNBA players use basketball as a basis for calculating fractions and percentages; immigrants receive help filling out citizenship papers. Also: an Oakland woman explains the positive effect letter writing can have on a community.
Tennis pro Zina Garrison explains percentages and the ranking formula; Good Morning America host Antonio Mora uncovers varying intelligences. Also: help with finding government listings in the phone book; a pop quiz on the U.S. Census.
First-time home buyers learn to read a mortgage chart, with Question Man investigating the graphs on his utility bill. Also: California students write to combat prejudice; using a thesaurus and volunteering are examined.
Dennis Franz gives pointers on reading a newspaper; Question Man attempts to figure out whether it's wiser to rent or own a washing machine; Laverne helps a customer with a painting estimate and calculates take-home pay; songwriter Toshi Reagon writes one for the show.
Question Man finds books in the library to aid in the rearing of his teenage son; Laverne explains how to use a glossary; a mother and daughter make a schedule for household chores. Also: tips on tipping in restaurants.
The Atlanta Hawks' LaPhonso Ellis and Alan Henderson show how to calculate time and distance using a map when planning a trip; a son writes a letter to his father. Also: a pop quiz about word origins; and tips on looking up foreign words in the dictionary.
Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner hosts as ice skaters Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner use their skill to show how one calculates an average. Also: artist Esperanza Cortez tells of her struggle with dyslexia; dictionary skills are taught.
Question Man (Joey Kola) has the last word on using a thesaurus; Laverne (Liz Torres) calculates what percentage of a paycheck goes to taxes. Also: Spearhead's Michael Franti discusses songwriting techniques.
The Dallas Cowboys demonstrate how to figure out decimals and percentages using football stats. Agent Know How visits the library to get a library card. Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca presents a seminar on the power of the written word.
Question Man demonstrates the proper way to take a phone message. The band Betty teaches homonyms. An Indiana woman shares how returning to school late in life allowed her to become a nurse. Résumé writing is taught.
Debut: An adult-education series on reading, writing and math. First up: Question Man (Joey Kola) looks at using a thesaurus; Laverne (Liz Torres) learns how much of a paycheck goes toward taxes. Also: songwriting techniques.