Presentation on theme: "The problem: too much math remediation 2014 Report: 47% Oregon HS grads ready for college math Actual 2013 readiness at Oregon community colleges:37% (placement."— Presentation transcript:
The problem: too much math remediation 2014 Report: 47% Oregon HS grads ready for college math Actual 2013 readiness at Oregon community colleges:37% (placement tests) Oregon public universities (UO): 55% (ACT/SAT scores) 28%(Math 111 readiness quiz)
Two Possible Responses 1.Improve K-12 math education e.g. through Common Core Standards
2. Re-think the math we want students to know
Q for today: Is the typical math trajectory ideal -- for everyone ?
Current Math Trajectory Baccalaureate Degree Associate Degree High School Diploma BS STEM College Algebra (Math 111) BS Other Algebra II Algebra I Calculus Geom. Developmental Algebra II (Math 95) BA
Baccalaureate Degree Associate Degree High School Diploma Are there alternatives ? BS STEM College Alg. (Math 111) BS Other BA Alg. II Alg. I Calculus Geom. Contemp. Math (Math 105) Prob. & Stats (Math 243) ? ? ? Dev. Alg. II (Math 95) MATH 98 ?
History of Cross-sector Collaboration in Oregon 1987 AA/OT and CCN 2005 Common Criteria for Gen Ed Courses present TOTOM (Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics) (Approx. date) Forum for educators of future math teachers Don Fineran - ODE present OMEC(Oregon Mathematics Education Council) (Approx. date) Oregon’s K-College Mathematics Advisory Gary Musser and Marj Enneking Board
HS Pathways Project Dev Ed Re-design New Course Pilots (Math 98) Improved Placement Common Outcomes (Math 105) JBAC Math Pathways Faculty in Quantitative Disciplines BA & BS Degrees College & University High School Math Developmental Math Math Re-thinking Math Education in Oregon
We’re not alone Washington: New “Math for Liberal Arts” Courses Texas:New Mathways Project (Uri Treisman) California: Statway & Quantway(Carnegie Foundation )* CA Acceleration Project K K K * and supports S & Q in 10 other states