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Math 50

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Math 50

Basic Math

- 2008-2009 Dev-Ed Math Statistics
- Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor
- Structure of Math 50
- Student Placement
- Instruction
- Assessment
- The Pentagonal Model
- Mathematical Problem Solving and Student Logs

For those students needing only

- GED Math
- Accuplacer Arithmetic

- Blends collaborative and cooperative classroom instruction with
- Adaptive learning technology

- Provide four feedback loops:
- Feedback to students
- Feedback to instructors
- Feedback to course designers
- Feedback to learning science researchers

Results from a large study in Kent, WA

- showed gains across all students using Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor
- greatest gains from ELL and low-income students

Class organization

- lab-based and
- modularized
Marks

- pass/fail
Successful Completion of Math 50

- Ready to take GED Math Test
- Met the Accuplacer Arithmetic requirement for college entrance
- Qualified for Math 90

- Placed by the system’s placement test.
- Assigned to a starting module.
- Complete only the modules needed at their own speed.

- Teachers will work with individuals and small groups on targeted skills identified by the software.
- Community and peer tutors will be available to help students in addition to the on demand computer tutorials.
- Large group instruction will integrate challenging application content.

- Lab hours will be required and tracked by the course management system.
- Assessment will be ongoing and mastery learning of procedures will be required.
- A careful structured sequence of procedural math topics will allow students to progress at their own rate, taking as much time as they need to get it right.
- Check-up tests and exit tests will be given at the end of each module.

- Collaborative Learning Activities:
Think, Pair, Share

- Income Tax
- Factorial
- Singapore Math
- Dewey Decimal System

- Gates Math Grant
- Basic College Mathematics by D. F. Wright, p. 179
- Singapore Math 70 Must Know Word Problems: Level 4, page 12
- Singapore Math article by Jaguthsing Dindyal
http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:SgLVj40Ans4J:math.ecnu.edu.cn/earcome3/TSG3/EARCOME3_Dindyal_Jaguthsing_TSG3().doc+The+Pentagonal+Singapore+Math&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

- Singapore Math article in The American Educator
http://archive.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/issues/winter09_10/wang-iverson.pdf