New dev math approach for nro cmath posted-nov2013
An Overview of the Pedagogical Approach
NROC Developmental Math
Standard and Pre-Assessment Versions
Adaptable in Your Learning Management System
Self-Paced Version with Unit Map & Pre-Assessment
Instructor-Paced Version without Pre-Assessment
Topic + Activities
Unit + Summative Activities
Pre-Assessment Version: Unit Home
Students click on the Unit Map & Pre-Assessment link from the Learning Management
System to arrive at the Unit Home, with instructions for taking the Pre-Assessment,
which will determine “My Learning Path.”
Pre-Assessment Version: My Learning Path
Based on performance on the Pre-Assessment, a personalized learning path is created.
My Learning Path shows only those Topics that require additional study for mastery.
Topic Level Study
The topic home page orients learners to the objectives and different learning modalities
they may use to master the concepts and procedures within the topic.
Presentations offer a media-rich conceptual introduction to each topic with
illustrated examples, and real-world applications. Closed captions in English and
Spanish are available.
Worked examples, created by Sal Khan of Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org), walk
students through step-by-step examples (one for each objective) pointing out recommended
strategies and procedures through the use of a virtual blackboard.
Practice problems - symbolic and word - are designed in adaptive sets tied to learning
objectives, and offer students immediate feedback. Problems may be one of nine
Reviews test students mastery of a topic and the summary points students to the Topic
Text for further review as needed.
An integrated, open textbook (Topic Text) provides comprehensive coverage of topics
with additional explanations, manipulatives and examples. These pages may be printed
by topic, or as a complete textbook for off-line studying and note-taking. Available in
both Spanish and English.
Pre-Assessment version: Unit Map - Updated
The Unit Map shows student performance on each topic – those assigned, those
they passed out of, and those they mastered through study.
Pre-Assessment Version: Cloud-based Gradebook
The cloud-based grade service allows the instructor to edit Pre-Assessment settings and
to view progress by student or class.
Open Resources for
independent, selfpaced study
and technical programs
placement exam labs