Saturday, October 27, 2012

MLCS talks at AMATYC and more!

Heather and I will be at the AMATYC conference in Jacksonville, Florida talking about our course on Thursday, November 8, at 1:40 pm.  The presentation we'll give will be slightly different than the one I've been giving lately, so consider attending if you'd like more information and/or want to hear more about the classroom experience.  Several samples of activities will be shown.

Thursday 1:40 - 2:30      
MLCS: Redesigning a New Pathway for Non-STEM Majors 
Kathleen Almy, Heather Foes

On Friday, November 9, I'm part of the Developmental Math Committee's (DMC) themed session on redesigns.  In 10 minutes, I will very briefly overview our version of MLCS including challenges, progress made, and plans going forward.  If you or a colleague want a quick snapshot of this redesign and others, consider this themed session.

Friday 9:00 am - 10:55 am
Evidence-based Developmental Math Redesigns  (DMC Themed Session)

Embedding Student Success Strategies into Math
Courses Amy Getz

MLCS: One Year Later
Kathleen Almy

A First Look at Developmental Math Students After Course Redesign
James Wolfle

Developmental Math I and II Redesign at Valencia College
Julie Phelps

A Developmental Math Boot Camp
Bill Coe

Washington State’s Developmental Math
Michael Nevins, Carren Walker

On Friday afternoon, I'll assist with Jack Rotman's workshop on the two New Life courses, MLCS and Transitions.

Friday 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm 
New Life Courses: Mathematical Literacy and Transitions
Jack Rotman

Additionally, there are more talks on MLCS, Dana Center's New Mathways Project, Carnegie's Quantway initiative, and other schools trying pathways of their own design.  Definitely the concept of pathways through developmental math beyond beginning and intermediate algebra is taking hold.  The DMC will have a committee meeting on Friday afternoon that anyone can attend.  At it, we'll be voting on an intermediate algebra position statement.  The statement addresses the concept of allowing for innovation and moving away from a universal college-level math prerequisite, intermediate algebra, for all.  Instead, the statement promotes appropriate preparation for all students based on the courses they will be taking.

Lastly, we'll be at the Pearson booth if you have questions.  Also at the booth will be copies of the sampler of our book, Math Lit, in both student and instructor versions.  If you want to talk more, please stop by.  Or, if you'd like to set up a time to meet, please email me.

See you in Jacksonville!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Recording of Math Lit Presentation Now Available

Last month, I gave a talk for Pearson about the MLCS course.  Below is the youtube recording of that talk. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012