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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.