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WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION !

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WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION!

Debbie Char

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Developmental Math Coordinator

St. Louis Community College

dchar@stlcc.edu

Think again!

How long has he had the headache?

As many as

3,000 to 6,800 deaths are caused annually by medication math errors.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW MATH!

for the math required in Healthcare

training courses

So we created theADULT LEARNING ACADEMY

(ALA)

COMPASS TEST PLACES STUDENTS INTO ONE OR BOTH SUBJECTS

Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW)

MATH 020

SELF-PACED

Students have taken from 1 to 22 weeks to complete ALA Pre-Algebra (Math 020), Average completion time: 5 – 6 weeks.

CONTEXTUALIZED

All word problems are related to healthcare.

MODULARIZED,

COMPETENCY-BASED

Eight modules:

a student must score at least 75% on the test for one module before continuing to the next.

INTENSIVE

Students are expected to spend at least 20 hours per week in the ALA (including Reading, Writing, and Math)

OPEN-SOURCE VIDEOS

Khan Academy math videos and practice exercises are available free of charge, anywhere a student has internet access.

HANDS-ON, SMALL-GROUP WORKSHOPS

Workshops provide an overview of each unit, offering hands-on activities and emphasizing important points in the unit.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

At least one Instructor or Educational Assistant is available five days a week to answer questions.

MOHEALTHWINS ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY

PRE-ALGEBRA

FLOWCHART

Between February 11 and August 23, 2013, 135 students started Math ALA. Here are their results:

61% completed all 8 units

Mean time to completion: 5.6 weeks

Mean improvement in Compass score: 21.5 points

We have expanded the ALA to include an Elementary Algebracourse in the same format!

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