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For quite some time, college math courses have focused almost solely on the mathematical knowledge students would need for success in their chosen careers. If we’re honest, students in non-STEM fields don’t really need much in the way of mathematical knowledge. What...read more
Making an IMPACT On November 15 – 18 the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges held its 44th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The theme was Bright Ideas. Belaboring the joke that ran through the conference, it was a magical time. The conference...read more
The Online Learning Consortium awarded the 2018 Digital Learning Innovation awards to: Arizona State University & University of Central Florida for their use of ALEKS across their respective mathematics programs.The 2018 DLIAward - Institution category,...read more
Professional development is one of those buzz words that floats around. But how do we as educators find the time, money and right event or workshop to attend? We start by identifying our goals. Do we want to network with others teaching similar courses for new...read more
Here are some of our instructor faves! Read: How math can help improve the flu vaccine. Thinking about your career? The Chronicle has some suggestions. Listen: Something a little bit different for true crime fans: Sword and Scale a true crime podcast Want to know how...read more
Condense, Customize, Collaborate, and Complete: Thank you to Nicole Franics, Vikki Maurer and Claire Burke for sharing their experience! Our mathematics department at Linn Benton Community College in Oregon was struggling with how to solve several problems within our...read more
Right about now both students and instructors start to feel the mid-semester burn. The energy of the beginning of term subsides and the weight of work and expectations begins to weigh on students. How can we help ourselves and our students reset? Try having at least...read more
The Bletchley Circle series is more Downton Abbey than Imagination Game. A lot like Numbers in the way characters pause mid- procedural to explain a code breaking concept, the Bletchley circle series center on a group of women (amateur) crime investigators who...read more
Often students come to a math class with preconceived notions about their own ability to perform or understand the material and subsequently they undermine their own success in the course. To help students overcome internalized notions about math and their own...read more
When a student enters your college and “isn’t prepared” for their college level math coursework how are they described? Are they remedial, basic skills, pre-college, developmental, adult basic ed (ABE), under prepared, or perhaps differently prepared? These various...read more