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    • WHAT ISMLCS?
    • Imagine a classthat looksforward tocollege level workinstead ofbackward at highschool.A class with thegoal ofdevelopingflexible problemsolvers instead offilling skill gaps.
    • Imagine a classthat only takesone semester andallows studentsto get ready forliberal arts math,statistics, orintermediatealgebra.A class that givesstudents optionsin case theychange theirmajors.
    • 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 auseful tool,instead of a set ofprocedures tomimic.
    • Imagine a classwith balancedinstruction,alternatingbetween wholegroup directinstruction andsmall groupexplorations.A class wheretechnology isused as aninstructional tool,not as areplacement forinstructors.GroupWorkDirectInstruction
    • MathematicalLiteracy forCollegeStudents,or MLCS, is sucha course.MLCS
    • MLCS wasdevelopedthroughAMATYC’s NewLife Initiative andis related to theCarnegieQuantwayInitiative.
    • We have beendeveloping aversion of thiscourse since2010. Our workis based on thework Kathleendid with theAMATYC andCarnegieInitiatives.Pilots began atour school in fall2011.Kathleen AlmyHeather Foes
    • Our goal was tocreate a coursethat works forstudents andinstructors. Wehave createdmaterials thatsupport any levelof instructor withdetailed notes,answers,prompts, rubrics,and more.We made thematerials flexibleso that schoolscan add or deletetopics to theirliking.
    • These materialswill be availablethrough PearsonEducation andwill be titledMath Lit.The text uses abroad range ofproblems andcontexts toengage thedevelopmentallearner. It is aliving textbook,where studentswrite on thepages thatinclude theory,exercises, andproblems.
    • Student successis built into thecourse in itsdesign,development,lessons, andassessments. Alllessons thataddress studentsuccess alsoinclude amathematicalobjective.
    • Students aretaught to beflexible problemsolvers whopersist whenchallenged. Theylearn multipleways at lookingat problems.They readarticles,developingliteracy as well asmathematicalliteracy. Flexibility Persistence Agility Literacy
    • Student alsolearn algebraicskills along theway and useMyMathLab todevelop masterywith them.Paper conceptualhomeworkaccompaniesassignments toconnect andapply the ideaslearned.+
    • MLCS has fourareas developedin an integratedfashion, movingthrough all fourareas in each unitbut delvingdeeper as theunits progress.Throughout thetext geometryand statisticsappear often toconnect andextend ideas.
    • 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.
    • Together, theseaspects combineto form a richcourse that isengaging for all.More than that,it providesappropriatepreparation fornon-STEMcourses whilemaintainingstandards andrigor.EngagementStandardsRigor
    • MLCSMath Literacy forCollege StudentsA course that isdesigned to createa new experienceand a newpathway for thedevelopmentalmath student