Mathematical Association of America: MathFest 2018

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The Charles A. Dana Center is coming to Denver for the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest 2018! Presenters from the Center and colleagues from around the country will present papers with a focus on co-requisite courses for developmental mathematics students.
 

Themed Contributed Paper Session: “Ready or Not: Co-Requisite Courses and Just-in-Time Review”

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 1:30PM
Room: Governor’s Square 17, Plaza Building

Many students enter higher education not yet ready for college-level mathematics. For some, embedded just-in-time review can fill in gaps, but for underprepared students, many colleges and universities are showing greater success with co-requisite courses to increase completion, especially for underserved populations.

Organizers: Rebecca Hartzler and Francisco Savina, the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin; Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg University

 

Co-Requisite Courses: The Right Math at the Right Time

Frank Savina

Frank Savina

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 1:30PM
Room: Governor’s Square 17, Plaza Building

Across the country, institutions are seeing large-scale, significant gains in student success, thanks to the aggregated wisdom of over two decades of research and practice in developmental education and gateway course-taking.

In this session, participants will explore the connection between co-requisite courses and gateway momentum, a measure of near-term progress that can predict long-term success and enable institutions to gauge effectiveness of reforms much earlier. Participants will also gain an understanding of opportunities to
leverage co-requisite models to generate program momentum for both STEM students and non-STEM students.

Presenter:Francisco Savina, the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin
 

Get AMPed About Co-Requisite Courses

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 2:30PM
Room: Governor’s Square 17, Plaza Building

In 2009 the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) developed a co-requisite mathematics model called the Accelerated Mathematics Program (AMP). This initiative was designed to address the college’s dismal success and retention rates in developmental and credit-level mathematics courses. Longitudinal data analysis indicates that students are twice as likely to succeed in mathematics when they elect an accelerated path. This presentation will highlight the evolution of AMP at CCBC and discuss data analysis, course structure, faculty training, scaling up, future planning, and instructional strategies.

Presenters: Mary B. Walkins and Jesse Kiefner, the Community College of Baltimore County
 

Helping Developmental Students Enter into College-Level Mathematics Courses

Date: Friday, August 3
Time: 2:50PM
Room: Governor’s Square 17, Plaza Building

Too many students enter college unprepared for college-level mathematics. Central Washington University has established two programs to support students in pre-college-level mathematics. One is a co-requisite Leap program designed to accelerate motivated students’ entry into precalculus. The other is the Math Bridge, designed to increase the number of incoming students who place into college level mathematics during their first term at CWU. This paper will discuss both programs as well as other efforts to support those students placing into developmental level mathematics courses.

Presenter: Andy Richards, Central Washington University
 

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