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University of North Texas Math Redesign. Fundamentals of Algebra (1010) College Algebra (1100). Goal. Traditional. Redesign. Redesign Overview. Redesign of two courses Math 1010 and 1100 Traditional Class size 30-312 Many instructors – many styles Modified Emporium Model

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University of north texas math redesign

University of North TexasMath Redesign

Fundamentals of Algebra (1010)

College Algebra (1100)


Goal

Traditional

Redesign


Redesign overview
Redesign Overview

  • Redesign of two courses Math 1010 and 1100

  • Traditional

    • Class size 30-312

    • Many instructors – many styles

  • Modified Emporium Model

    • Class 1 hour per week

    • Lab 3 hours per week


1010 student learning outcomes
1010 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Ten question pre/post test

  • Multiple Choice

  • Administered to all sections – redesign and traditional


1010 pre post results
1010 Pre/Post Results

  • Fall 2008

    • Traditional

      • Increase from 4.35 to 6.15 +1.80

    • Redesign

      • Increase from 4.17 to 5.96 +1.79

  • No significant difference

  • Spring 2008 results not available


1010 retention
1010 Retention

  • DFW Rates Fall 2008

    • Traditional 39.4%

    • Redesign 43.3%

  • DFW Rates Spring 2009

    • Traditional 44.3%

    • Redesign 36.2%

  • No significant difference


1100 student learning outcomes
1100 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Common final

  • Sixteen multiple choice questions

  • Administered to all sections


1100 final exam results
1100 Final Exam Results

  • Fall 2008

    • Traditional 9.09/16 = 56.8%

    • Redesign 10.05/16 = 62.8%

  • Spring 2009

    • Traditional 7.75/16 = 48.4%

    • Redesign 8.54/16 = 53.4%

  • Fall significant at 95% level, spring at 90% , however …


1100 retention
1100 Retention

  • DFW Rates Fall 2008

    • Traditional 41.8%

    • Redesign 36.9%

  • DFW Rates Spring 2009

    • Traditional 41.0%

    • Redesign 55.7% 

    • Grade distribution very close except for W


Cost savings
Cost Savings

  • Still in pilot stage

  • Estimated savings

    • $55 per student 1010

    • $16 per students 1100

  • Main saving – Replace most lecture time with computer time and tutors


Implementation issues
Implementation Issues

  • MyMathLab Software

    • Very good for

      • Designing course – very flexible

      • Examples – worked out and assisted

    • Issue with online exams

      • System would crash because student touched mouse button

      • Opted for paper exams


Implementation issues1
Implementation Issues

  • MathQuest Center – (Computer lab)

    • 32 workstations

    • Open approximately 40 hours per week

    • Used Math Lab supervisor to hire and “run” MQC

      • Need full time MQC supervisor to track issues such as high W rate


Implementation issues2
Implementation Issues

  • Face-to-Face Meetings

    • 1010 Condensed lecture

    • 1100

      • Fall: Real World Problems – not effective

      • Spring: Working in groups on problems

      • Still tweaking

  • Changing the rules

    • Homework: turn off “View Example”

    • Quizzes: Three attempts to ten attempts


  • Future plans
    Future Plans

    • 2009-2010: Continue pilot with a few sections of 1010 and a few 1100

    • 2010-2011: Full implementation

    • Issue: Space at UNT



    Contact information
    Contact Information


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