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Math & Core Competencies. “Will I ever use this?”. 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. .

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### Math & Core Competencies

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.

Quantitative Reasoning…Solving real-world problems.

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.

• 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;

• represent mathematical information numerically, symbolically, and visually, using graphs and charts.

ETS Test Results

• Three levels of increasing difficulty on par with the national norms

• Level 1

• Level 2

• Level 3

• Levels are foundational

• A student proficient at Level 3 is also proficient at Levels 1 and 2.

Levels of Proficiency

• Math for general knowledge and a more highly educated population

The Beauty of Mathematics

• About half of our students entering our doors need developmental math

• Newly Redesigned Developmental Math Program

How can the Math department help CVCC achieve success…

• 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.

Ensure Student Readiness for Underprepared students

Ensure Student Readiness for Underprepared students necessary for particular disciplines and programs

• 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… necessary for particular disciplines and programs

General Studies & Liberal Arts necessary for particular disciplines and programs

MTH 151-152

• Problem-solving skills.

• Reasoning

• Logic

• If-then statements

• Statements, Converse, Contrapositive

• Statistics—measures of tendency

• Consumer math—mortgages, credit cards

Suggestions

Questions necessary for particular disciplines and programs???