The scope of the problem: (National) Over 60% of entering students require remedial classes 70% of those NEVER COMPLETE DEV MATH In an average year, about 4.5 million students begin college; 1.9 million will never even qualify for a college-level math course. (Carnegie Foundation)
Building square holes for square pegs: A case study at Parkland College
It has been joked… …that change in math happens one retirement at a time.
Developmental Algebra at Parkland: Approximately 2/3 of incoming freshmen place into developmental math. Approximately 3/4 of those students are on a non-STEM path. Approximately 55% success at each of three levels of algebra.
Old Parkland College Developmental Algebra Sequence Pre-Algebra Beginning Algebra Intermediate Algebra Gen Ed Math or Intro to Stat College Algebra or Pre-Calculus
A friend from Texas recently shared… …no man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
So what did we do? We formed yet another committee!
Background: Taught a Beginning and Intermediate combo course for many years 2003 pilot Intermediate Algebra/Intro to Statistics course Conversations with administration at Parkland Movement on a state and national level How I got involved
What is Pathways? A new developmental math course for non-STEM students