Math Jam: Starting Students Right. Brock Klein Javier Carbajal-Ramos Pasadena City College, CA. What Brings You Here?. Introductions – 10 minutes Take turns introducing yourself to the others at your table. Be sure to tell your tablemates how you interface with first year students.
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Math Jam:Starting Students Right
Pasadena City College, CA
Introductions – 10 minutes
Welcome!Good luck getting the classes you need.
78% of new students placed into developmental education English
85% of new students placed into developmental education math
Developmental education English & math placements: 8,928
# of seats available for new students: 1,234
PCC, Planning & Research, Fall 2010
% of students who made it through the developmental education sequence:
Math – 13%, English – 36%, ESL – 21%
PCC, Planning & Research, 2009
% of students who began the math sequence at Level 1 and transferred within 6 years – ???
Just Gave Up
Developmental Students on
the Road to Success…
Discussion – 15 minutes
.XL, UJIMA, PUENTE, ATHLETIC ZONE
2 –WEEK ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE
ASSESSMENT, PLACEMENT REGISTRATION
BASIC SKILLS MATH
VALUES & ASSUMPTIONS
THEORETICAL & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
ALIGNMENT W/ ED MASTER PLAN
ASSESSMENT OF NEEDS
CONNECTION TO/USE OF
Admission into the
325 Math Jam students
Retention rate – 89%
Contract completion rate -- 92%
Math Jam students enrolled in Prealgebra, Level 1 …
2009 Claremont Graduate University evaluation report
A mixed-model ANOVA found an increased sense of self and enjoyment of mathematics and reduced mathematics anxiety among Math Jam students.
Math Jam students…
The comparison group reported increased math anxiety and decreased enjoyment of mathematics throughout the term.
Math Jam should be supported in its ability to move students through the math sequence faster than a comparable group of PCC students.
Claremont Graduate University Report, 2011
Traditional Summer Bridge vs. Math Jam
“Although a larger proportion of [traditional summer bridge] students completed the basic competencies for CSU/UC transfer and AA/AS degree attainment, students in the Math Jam program completed these competencies sooner.”
UCLA Evaluation Report, 2010