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A person who is competent in quantitative reasoning possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to apply the use of logic, numbers, and mathematics to deal effectively with common problems and issues. A person who is quantitatively literate can use numerical, geometric, and measurement data and concepts, mathematical skills, and principles of mathematical reasoning to draw logical conclusions and to make well-reasoned decisions. Specifically… We want our graduates to: » use logical and mathematical reasoning within the context of various disciplines; » interpret and use mathematical formulas; » interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables and schematics and draw inferences from them; » use graphical, symbolic, and numerical methods to analyze, organize, and interpret data; » estimate and consider answers to mathematical problems » determine reasonableness; » represent mathematical information numerically, symbolically, and visually, using graphs and charts. » CVCC vs. National Norms--2012 results indicate that we are on par with the national norms » Status Quo vs. Excellence » Three levels of increasing difficulty ˃ Level 1 ˃ Level 2 ˃ Level 3 » Levels are foundational ˃ A student proficient at Level 3 is also proficient at Levels 1 and 2. » Math for the sake of Math » Math for the support of specific disciplines » Math for general knowledge and a more highly educated population » College-ready vs. Not College-ready » About half of our students entering our doors need developmental math » Newly Redesigned Developmental Math Program » Assess which of these developmental math skills are necessary for particular disciplines and programs ˃ Technical & Occupational Disciplines ˃ Physical Sciences ˃ General Education/Other Programs » Virginia Placement Test – The new test is not only a placement test, but is a diagnostic tool as well. » Clearly delineate and state core prerequisites so that students are aware of prerequisite skills and counselors can adequately advise students. ˃ Students enrolling in MAC courses must show proficiency in MTT Units 1-3. ˃ Students enrolling in CHM 111 must show proficiency in MTT Units 1-9. » Students lacking proficiency in necessary skills enroll in necessary units of study and show mastery of curriculum. College-Ready Students Credit/Transfer Math Courses Developmental Prerequisites STEM & Business Administration MTH 163, MTH 164, MTH 271 MTH 173… Units 1 – 9 General MTH 151-152 Studies/Liberal Arts Units 1 - 5 » Problem-solving skills. » Reasoning » Logic ˃ If-then statements ˃ Statements, Converse, Contrapositive » Statistics—measures of tendency » Consumer math—mortgages, credit cards » Have students complete math courses earlier in their program » Have students complete sequential math courses back-to-back » Emphasize the use of math in various disciplines—tables, charts, statistics, logic and reasoning