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WHAT ISMLCS?
IMAGINE
Imagine a classthat looksforward tocollege level workinstead ofbackward at highschool.A class with thegoal ofdevelopingfle...
Imagine a classthat only takesone semester andallows studentsto get ready forliberal artsmath, statistics,or intermediatea...
Imagine relevant,interestingcontent designedto engage andchallenge thedevelopmentallearner.
Imagine relevant,interestingcontent designedto engage andchallenge thedevelopmentallearner.
Imagine relevant,interestingcontent designedto engage andchallenge thedevelopmentallearner.
Imagine aclassroom that isactive, filled withconversationsaboutmathematics.
A class wherestudents work ona variety ofproblemsincluding open-ended problemsthat take time tosolve.
Imagine a mathclass wherestudents seealgebra as ausefultool, instead of aset of proceduresto mimic.
Imagine a class                           with balanced                           instruction,                           a...
Is this just alofty dream or isthis possible?
MLCS       Mathematical       Literacy for       College       Students, or       MLCS, is such a       course.
MLCS wasdevelopedthroughAMATYC’s NewLife Initiative andis related to theCarnegieQuantwayInitiative.
We have been                developing a                version of this                course since                2010. O...
Our goal was tocreate a coursethat works forstudents andinstructors. Wehave createdmaterials thatsupport any levelof instr...
These materialswill be availablethrough PearsonEducation andwill be titledMath Lit.The text uses abroad range ofproblems a...
Student successis built into thecourse in itsdesign,development, lessons, andassessments. Alllessons thataddress studentsu...
Students are                taught to be Flexibility                flexible problem                solvers who          ...
Student also    learn algebraic    skills along the    way and use+    MyMathLab to    develop mastery    with them.    Pa...
MLCS has fourareas developedin an integratedfashion, movingthrough all fourareas in each unitbut delvingdeeper as theunits...
Technology isused as it is in theworkplace:whatever makessense at the time.That could be acalculator butoften it is mental...
Together, these               aspects combine Engagement   to form a rich               course that is               enga...
Because states        and schools vary        in their        requirements and        goals, the course    3   is flexible...
Although MLCSis not identical tobeginningalgebra, it canreplace beginningalgebra in aprogram.
MLCS cansupport anemporium withonce-weeklyproblem solvinglessons.Regardless if astudent hasalready learned askill beingadd...
MLCS canaugment asequencecreating STEMand non-STEMpathways.This is the mostcommon use ofthe course.
High schools canalso use MLCS asa fourth yearcourse to supportstudents incollege readinessand possiblyavoid placing intode...
Interested?                         We will help you                         develop the                         course on...
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  1. 1. WHAT ISMLCS?
  2. 2. IMAGINE
  3. 3. Imagine a classthat looksforward tocollege level workinstead ofbackward at highschool.A class with thegoal ofdevelopingflexible problemsolvers instead offilling skill gaps.
  4. 4. Imagine a classthat only takesone semester andallows studentsto get ready forliberal artsmath, statistics,or intermediatealgebra.A class that givesstudents optionsin case theychange theirmajors.
  5. 5. Imagine relevant,interestingcontent designedto engage andchallenge thedevelopmentallearner.
  6. 6. Imagine relevant,interestingcontent designedto engage andchallenge thedevelopmentallearner.
  7. 7. Imagine relevant,interestingcontent designedto engage andchallenge thedevelopmentallearner.
  8. 8. Imagine aclassroom that isactive, filled withconversationsaboutmathematics.
  9. 9. A class wherestudents work ona variety ofproblemsincluding open-ended problemsthat take time tosolve.
  10. 10. Imagine a mathclass wherestudents seealgebra as ausefultool, instead of aset of proceduresto mimic.
  11. 11. Imagine a class with balanced instruction, alternating between whole Direct group directGroup Work Instruction instruction and small group explorations. A class where technology is used as an instructional tool, not as a replacement for instructors.
  12. 12. Is this just alofty dream or isthis possible?
  13. 13. MLCS Mathematical Literacy for College Students, or MLCS, is such a course.
  14. 14. MLCS wasdevelopedthroughAMATYC’s NewLife Initiative andis related to theCarnegieQuantwayInitiative.
  15. 15. We have been developing a version of this course since 2010. Our workKathleen Almy is based on the work Kathleen did with theHeather Foes AMATYC and Carnegie Initiatives. Pilots began at our school in fall 2011.
  16. 16. Our goal was tocreate a coursethat works forstudents andinstructors. Wehave createdmaterials thatsupport any levelof instructor withdetailednotes, answers,prompts, rubrics,and more.We made thematerials flexibleso that schoolscan add or deletetopics to theirliking.
  17. 17. These materialswill be availablethrough PearsonEducation andwill be titledMath Lit.The text uses abroad range ofproblems andcontexts toengage thedevelopmentallearner. It is alivingtextbook, wherestudents write onthe pages thatincludetheory, exercises,and problems.
  18. 18. Student successis built into thecourse in itsdesign,development, lessons, andassessments. Alllessons thataddress studentsuccess alsoinclude amathematicalobjective.
  19. 19. Students are taught to be Flexibility flexible problem solvers who persist when Persistence challenged. They learn multiple ways at looking Agility at problems. They read Literacy articles, developing literacy as well as mathematical literacy.
  20. 20. Student also learn algebraic skills along the way and use+ MyMathLab to develop mastery with them. Paper conceptual homework accompanies most assignments to connect and apply the ideas learned.
  21. 21. MLCS has fourareas developedin an integratedfashion, movingthrough all fourareas in each unitbut delvingdeeper as theunits progress.Throughout thetext geometryand statisticsappear often toconnect andextend ideas.
  22. 22. Technology isused as it is in theworkplace:whatever makessense at the time.That could be acalculator butoften it is mentalmath or Excel.MyMathLabsupportsinstruction butdoes not replaceit.
  23. 23. Together, these aspects combine Engagement to form a rich course that is engaging for all. Standards More than that, it provides Rigor appropriate preparation for non-STEM courses while maintaining standards and rigor.
  24. 24. Because states and schools vary in their requirements and goals, the course 3 is flexible. It can be taught4 as a 3 credit course or as much as a 6 5 credit course if desired. Most schools use 46 credits. MLCS can be integrated into a developmental math program in several ways.
  25. 25. Although MLCSis not identical tobeginningalgebra, it canreplace beginningalgebra in aprogram.
  26. 26. MLCS cansupport anemporium withonce-weeklyproblem solvinglessons.Regardless if astudent hasalready learned askill beingaddressed in alesson or has yetto learn it, theywill be engagedand challenged.
  27. 27. MLCS canaugment asequencecreating STEMand non-STEMpathways.This is the mostcommon use ofthe course.
  28. 28. High schools canalso use MLCS asa fourth yearcourse to supportstudents incollege readinessand possiblyavoid placing intodevelopmentalmath.The course andMath Lit textembody the goalsof the CommonCore.
  29. 29. Interested? We will help you develop the course on your terms, for your school and state.EMAIL: Workshops are also available to train faculty.KATHLEENALMY@GMAIL.COM Materials are currently available for class testing and use. Contact your Pearson rep for a sampler of the Math Lit book.
  30. 30. IMAGINE

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