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1 Middlesex Community College Developmental Math Redesign Preparation For College Math, RAMP-Up
2 Previous Courses Current Course MAT 001/002/003 Preparation for College MathMod 1 – Whole NumbersMod 2 – FractionsMod 3 – DecimalsMod 4 – Signed NumbersMod 5 – Algebraic ExpressionsMod 6 – Linear Equations & InequalitiesMod 7 – Ratio, Proportion & PercentMod 8 – GraphingMod 9 – Systems of Linear EquationsMod 10 – Exponents & PolynomialsMod 11 – Factoring PolynomialsMod 12 – Radicals & Quadratic EquationsNote:Students who test into MAT 080take MAT 080, Algebra 2 in atraditional lecture class.
3 Students who previously placed into… PlacementStudents who previously placed into…FundamentalsOf MathNow start in Module 1, Whole NumbersAlgebra 1Initially, started in Module 1Now start in Module 5, Algebraic ExpressionsAlgebra 2Take a traditional lecture class
4 Preparation for College Math MCC RAMP-Up Math Program Complete at Least4Modulesto PassStudent must complete at least 4 modules in order to pass the classMastery is required to pass each module (75%)Students can accelerate their progress by completing more than 4 modulesRequires at Least75%for Mastery
5 Working through the Modules Optional PRETESTModule Workbook&Homework AssignmentsReview QuizModule Test75% or better and the student passes the module.<75% and the student does a required assignment based on their errors before retesting.75% or better and the student passes the module.
6 Use of Khan Academy in Pilot Sections Identified two topics that are typically challenging for students in each Module.Selected a Khan Academy video for each topic.Each video replaces a page in the Module Workbook. Watching the video is not additional work for the student.Students are asked to write out the problem(s) that are worked out in each video.Students answer a short survey after each video.Students hand in completed work for each video.At semester end, Instructors tally number of videos watched and time spent watching videos for each participating student.
7 Khan Academy Pilot Sections Fall and Spring Semesters:2 Day sections on the Lowell Campus1 Day section on the Bedford Campus1 Evening section on the Bedford Campus1 Saturday section on the Bedford CampusSummer semester:
8 MCC RAMP-Up Math Classroom 6 hexagonal pods with 6 computers per podFaculty instructor and tutor embedded in each section3 hours of class & 1 hour of lab per weekAttendance is mandatory30 students per sectionAlso room for other students who want to make up missed classes or put in additional time
9 Benefits for StudentsOpportunity to complete the developmental sequence more quickly.More opportunity for one-on-one help.More active learning by students. Students do lots of problems in the course.Flexibility. Students can recover from set-backs more easily.Students start where they left off the previous semester.
10 Completion-Fall 2013Succeeded means the student finished the modules equivalent to the course they would have been placed into in the previous developmental sequence.Exceeded means the student finished modules beyond those equivalent to the course they would have been placed into in the previous developmental sequence.
13 Contact InformationBert EngvallMiddlesex Community College33 Kearney SquareLowell, MA 01854(978)
14 Outcomes Based on Placement Course PlacementFundamentalsAlgebra 1Algebra 2TotalDev Math Fall 2010N PlacedSucceeded*N%72438153%49924850%52131160%174494054%RAMP-Up Fall 2011N PlacedSucceeded*N%72649168%48112025%42614%124961749%RAMP-Up Fall 2012N PlacedSucceeded*N%81156269%32119360%18317%115075866%* In this context, succeeded means the student finished the modules equivalent to the course they would have been placed in the previous developmental sequence.
15 Succeeders & Exceeders Fall 2012 Course PlacementN PlacementSucceeded (Passed 4 to 7 modules)Exceeded (Passed at least 8 modules)Overall %N%Fundamentals81135744%20525%69%Algebra 132114746%4614%60%Algebra 218317%-------Total115050725122%66%
16 Student Quotes From Spring 2012 Survey I really like the self-paced idea of this class! Traditional math classes can be so boring but This was great being able to work on my own.Very well organized course. I learned a lot from it, and I feel like the material was a lot easier to learn in this course rather than in a classroom setting. I was in this class for two semesters, and both professors were very helpful and pleasant to work with.I would rather a teacher actually teach this class than sit in front of a computer. I think not just myself but others would learn more and faster if it were taught in a classroom environment and there was classroom participation.