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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

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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.

### 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.

Specifically…

• 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;

• use graphical, symbolic, and numerical methods to analyze, organize, and interpret data;

• estimate and consider answers to mathematical problems

• determine reasonableness;

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

• CVCC vs. National Norms--2012 results indicate that we are on par with the national norms

• Status Quo vs. Excellence

### ETS Test Results

• Three levels of increasing difficulty

• 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 the sake of Math

• Math for the support of specific disciplines

• 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

### Redesigned Curriculum for Developmental Mathematics

• 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

• 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.

General Studies & Liberal Arts

MTH 151-152

• Problem-solving skills.

• Reasoning

• Logic

• If-then statements

• Statements, Converse, Contrapositive

• Statistics—measures of tendency

• Consumer math—mortgages, credit cards

• Have students complete math courses earlier in their program

• Have students complete sequential math courses back-to-back

• Emphasize the use of math in various disciplines—tables, charts, statistics, logic and reasoning