Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bringing Mathway to life

Over the past year, I've been involved in a national initiative to change developmental math education in a completely new way.  To learn more about the national project, Mathway, check out this link

But over the past year, I've been thinking about our school's redesign and the lessons learned.  While traditional in nature, it's still a successful redesign that has universal lessons.  Taking that success and integrating it with this new course would further create the complete system of developmental math that would help all students succeed and achieve.

I've mentioned before that I'm a believer in "show, don't tell".  So, here's a look into the approach and work that has been happening right here in Rockford with another colleague.

[Note: Mathway is the name of the initiative by Carnegie to bring a new path through developmental math into college level math. MLCS is the name of the main course that would make that happen: Mathematical Literacy for College Students.  New Life is the name of a related initiative to Mathway, but led by community college faculty.  I am a member of it as well.]