This collaboration project will engage a faculty team to review, enhance and extend the Algebra for Statistics course concept under development by Myra Snell and Tue Rust of Los Medanos College. The course is designed to incorporate the mathematical knowledge required for a transfer level Statistics course, typically incorporated within developmental math courses. Collaborating faculty will review lesson plans and observe videos of actual class time, add new ideas to the concepts under development at LMC, and can also adapt resources and practices for their own college context.
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Online resources and discussions led by Bob Hasson, math faculty member at College of San Mateo, on how to use the MAA's WeBWorK free online resource. Instructors can post homework exercises and/or assign already posted exercises. Bob has created online algebra homework for his students using the MAA’s WeBWorK platform, and will explain the process and impacts. Bob will also answer questions and host a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of WeBWorK for students to practice what they are learning in class.
The current curriculum structure with courses for Elementary/Beginning Algebra and Intermediate Algebra presents a number of issues for instructors. This faculty interaction wiki provides a space for you to contribute ideas and resources for discussion with other instructors.
Discussion of implementation of common final exams or other common assessents: Multiple-Choice vs Free Response questions, common and/or blind grading, common or multiple time blocks for giving assessment, etc.
This is a potential project for SAKE colleges to undertake in 2011-2013. The goals include the following: (1) to improve student success in Dev Math courses through a multi-college collaboration; (2) to explore issues in adapting and mobilizing knowledge from educational research in the K-12 sector; (3) to provide additional support for SAKE momentum at the departmental level; (4) to foster interactions across regional clusters (optional, if there is room left in the budget after SAKE colleges have decided on participation).
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