Math 50 Basic Math
Math 50 • 2008-2009 Dev-Ed Math Statistics • Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor • Structure of Math 50 • Student Placement • Instruction • Assessment • The Pentagonal Model • Mathematical Problem Solving and Student Logs
Math 50 For those students needing only • GED Math • Accuplacer Arithmetic
Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor • Blends collaborative and cooperative classroom instruction with • Adaptive learning technology
Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor • Provide four feedback loops: • Feedback to students • Feedback to instructors • Feedback to course designers • Feedback to learning science researchers
Results Results from a large study in Kent, WA • showed gains across all students using Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor • greatest gains from ELL and low-income students
Structure of Math 50 Class organization • lab-based and • modularized Marks • pass/fail Successful Completion of Math 50 • Ready to take GED Math Test • Met the Accuplacer Arithmetic requirement for college entrance • Qualified for Math 90
Student Placement in Math 50 • Placed by the system’s placement test. • Assigned to a starting module. • Complete only the modules needed at their own speed.
Instruction • Teachers will work with individuals and small groups on targeted skills identified by the software. • Community and peer tutors will be available to help students in addition to the on demand computer tutorials. • Large group instruction will integrate challenging application content.
Assessment • Lab hours will be required and tracked by the course management system. • Assessment will be ongoing and mastery learning of procedures will be required. • A careful structured sequence of procedural math topics will allow students to progress at their own rate, taking as much time as they need to get it right. • Check-up tests and exit tests will be given at the end of each module.
Mathematical Problem Solving • Collaborative Learning Activities: Think, Pair, Share • Income Tax • Factorial • Singapore Math • Dewey Decimal System
Acknowledgements • Gates Math Grant • Basic College Mathematics by D. F. Wright, p. 179 • Singapore Math 70 Must Know Word Problems: Level 4, page 12 • Singapore Math article by Jaguthsing Dindyal http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:SgLVj40Ans4J:math.ecnu.edu.cn/earcome3/TSG3/EARCOME3_Dindyal_Jaguthsing_TSG3().doc+The+Pentagonal+Singapore+Math&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us • Singapore Math article in The American Educator http://archive.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/issues/winter09_10/wang-iverson.pdf