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- 1. New Pathways forDevelopmental Math: A Look intoMathematical Literacy for College Students Kathleen Almy Rock Valley College April 24, 2012
- 2. Lookforward,not back
- 3. Audience Question:Which of these classes do you teach?a. Developmentalb. Statisticsc. Liberal arts math
- 4. Audience Question:What do youwish yourstatistics orliberal artsmath studentscould do withthis graphic?Source: http://www.jeffbullas.com/
- 5. Reading skillsCritical thinkingNumeracy skillsAlgebraic baseFunction knowledgeAble to integrate conceptsCan use technologyNot intimidated byproblems with words
- 6. Reading skillsCritical thinkingNumeracy skillsAlgebraic base CONNECTFunction knowledge APPLYAble to integrate conceptsCan use technology RETAINNot intimidated byproblems with words
- 7. Is this enough to get them30% of what is 42? there?
- 8. A train leaves a station at 4 pm traveling 55 mph.Another train leaves the station at 5 pm traveling 65 mph.When will the second train catch the first one? Does this help?
- 9. Audience Question:What is the purpose of developmental math?a. Developmental math should address skills not learned in high school.b. Developmental math should prepare students for college level coursework.c. Both a and b are correct.
- 10. Solve theproblem
- 11. IssuesNationally Locally Length of sequence Success for traditional Poor outcomes program Skill-heavy initiatives One size fit all
- 12. SolutionsUpdate contentBalance instructionDiversify assessmentDifferentiate pathways
- 13. A New Pathways OptionIn one semester, Mathematical Literacy forCollege Students gives a student at the beginningalgebra level the mathematical maturity to besuccessful in statistics, liberal arts math, orintermediate algebra.
- 14. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013AMATYCNew Lifeinitiative
- 15. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013AMATYCNew Lifeinitiative New Life leads to Statway & Quantway
- 16. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013AMATYC StatwayNew Life pilots begininitiative New Life leads to MLCS pilot Statway & begins at Quantway RVC
- 17. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013AMATYC Statway QuantwayNew Life pilots begin pilots begininitiative New Life leads to MLCS pilot Statway & begins at Quantway RVC
- 18. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013AMATYC Statway QuantwayNew Life pilots begin pilots begininitiative New Life leads to MLCS pilot Project Statway & begins at begins Quantway RVC to scale
- 19. Audience Question:Which of these pathways are you familiar with?List your response(s) or none if you are notfamiliar with any of them. MLCS Statway Quantway Statpath
- 20. Pathways primer One semester DM course MLCS Preparation for multiple outcomes One semester DM courseQuantway Like a quant lit course, just-in-time DM Statway Two semester DM + CL course Satisfies a statistics requirement One semester DM course Statpath Descriptive statistics, just-in-time DM
- 21. Pathways primer MLCS Not semester DM courseoutcomes One better, different: Preparation for multiple Philosophy: DM vs. CL One semester DM courseQuantway Like a quant lit course, just-in-time DM Role of algebra Statway Two semester DM + CL course Satisfies a statistics requirement Broad DM course One semester vs. narrow goals Statpath Descriptive statistics, just-in-time DM
- 22. MLCS Content Areas 4 1 Numeracy 2 Proportional reasoning 3 Algebraic 4 Functions reasoning*See packet for objectives
- 23. Student &mathematicalsuccess
- 24. Linear Approach: Traditional Numbers Algebra Functions Proportions
- 25. Algebraic ReasoningNew Proportional Reasoning Numeracy FunctionsApproach:Integrated& Layered Geometry, statistics, student success, mathematical success
- 26. New goalsEngagementConnectionsProductive persistenceDeliberate practice
- 27. What about factoring?FAQs Does this course “dumb down” developmental math standards for entry into college level courses? Are you pushing students away from STEM majors?
- 28. Build itdifferently
- 29. Use research& experienceSuccessful countriesBrain-based learningRedesign lessons
- 30. Recognize ahistory of algebra
- 31. Incorporatetechnologyfor the 21 stCentury
- 32. Incorporate anew instructionaldesign EXPLORE DISCOVER CONNECT REFLECT PRACTICE
- 33. Strike abalance…
- 34. Strike abalance……withaccessiblechallenges
- 35. Snapshots
- 36. Address realities Materials Adjuncts Articulation
- 37. Audience Question:Does your state require intermediatealgebra before taking a college level coursesuch as liberal arts math or statistics?
- 38. FAQs What reaction do you get from students?
- 39. Show,don’t tell
- 40. A foundationfor aquantitativeliteracy course Numeracy Units Rates Scaling Proportionality
- 41. Nutritionlabels
- 42. Open-ended problems, not exercises Linear equations Functions Slope Algebraic vs. numeric methods Excel
- 43. Open-ended problems # of Books Sony Nook Hardcover (no device) 1 $241.95 $109.00 $24.50 2 $254.90 $119.00 $49.00 3 $267.85 $129.00 $73.50 4 $280.80 $139.00 $98.00 5 $293.75 $149.00 $122.50 6 $306.70 $159.00 $147.00 7 $319.65 $169.00 $171.50 8 $332.60 $179.00 $196.00 9 $345.55 $189.00 $220.50 10 $358.50 $199.00 $245.00 11 $371.45 $209.00 $269.50 12 $384.40 $219.00 $294.00 13 $397.35 $229.00 $318.50 14 $410.30 $239.00 $343.00 15 $423.25 $249.00 $367.50 16 $436.20 $259.00 $392.00 17 $449.15 $269.00 $416.50 18 $462.10 $279.00 Linear equations $441.00 19 $475.05 $289.00 Functions $465.50 20 21 $488.00 $500.95 $299.00 $309.00 Slope$490.00 $514.50 22 $513.90 $319.00 Algebraic vs. $539.00 23 $526.85 $329.00 numeric methods $563.50 24 $539.80 $339.00 $588.00 25 $552.75 $349.00 $612.50
- 44. Open-ended problems Linear equations Functions Slope Algebraic vs.Combining these perspectives gives more information than one method alone. numeric methods
- 45. Geometry Units Compounded error Which produces the greater error if each cup is filled 1 mm above the 1 teaspoon line?
- 46. Notation Order of operations Calculator skills Variation E z / 2 n What happens to E as n increases? What happens to E as zα/2 increases?
- 47. Student success Statistics foundation Reading Graphs ScalingA foundationfor a statisticscourse*Full student version of thelesson is included in the packet.
- 48. Provide moreoptions,not fewer
- 49. Preparation for…
- 50. Preparation for… science, nursing, statistics, qu antitative literacy, and further algebra.
- 51. Order ofChemical magnitudeequations IV drip rates Dimensional Modeling analysis
- 52. A strong andversatilefoundation foran undecidedstudent
- 53. Do or do not;there is no try
- 54. Lessons aboutstudents fromthe pilot They want to mimic. They have to be taught how to study. If they will work, they can succeed. Mastery learning in online systems ≠ learning.
- 55. Implementation Ideas:replace beginning algebra STEM Intermediate College Algebra Level MathPrealgebra MLCS Non-STEM College Level Math (Statistics, Liberal Arts Math)
- 56. Implementation Ideas:support an emporium Beginning Intermediate College Prealgebra Algebra Algebra Level Math
- 57. Implementation Ideas:augment traditional sequence STEM Beginning Intermediate College Algebra Algebra Level MathPrealgebra Non-STEM MLCS College Level Math (Statistics, Libe ral Arts Math)
- 58. RVC Course Sequence
- 59. Implementation Ideas:4th year high school course Basic Math Prealgebra Algebra 1 MLCS Non-STEM Prealgebra Algebra 1 Geometry MLCS College Level Math Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 MLCS
- 60. Questions
- 61. For More Information Kathleen Almy Rock Valley College kathleenalmy@gmail.com http://almydoesmath.blogspot.com

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