WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION !. Debbie Char Assistant Professor of Mathematics Developmental Math Coordinator St. Louis Community College [email protected] THINK HEALTHCARE WORKERS DON’T NEED MATH ?. Think again!.
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WELCOME TO THE ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY: MATH EDITION!
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Developmental Math Coordinator
St. Louis Community College
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
So we created theADULT LEARNING ACADEMY
COMPASS TEST PLACES STUDENTS INTO ONE OR BOTH SUBJECTS
Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW)
Students have taken from 1 to 22 weeks to complete ALA Pre-Algebra (Math 020), Average completion time: 5 – 6 weeks.
All word problems are related to healthcare.
a student must score at least 75% on the test for one module before continuing to the next.
Students are expected to spend at least 20 hours per week in the ALA (including Reading, Writing, and Math)
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.
At least one Instructor or Educational Assistant is available five days a week to answer questions.
MOHEALTHWINS ADULT LEARNING ACADEMY
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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