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  1. The New Mathways Project NMP Alison Garza & Cynthia Martinez

  2. Overview

  3. 3 Math Pathways • Statistics Pathway – Fall 2013 • Quantitative Literacy Pathway – Fall 2014 • STEM Prep Pathway – Fall 2015

  4. Math Pathway course content • Designed with the student’s goals in mind • Relevant • Challenging • Aligned to specific fields of study • Curriculum design based on proven practice • Supporting student success course

  5. Statistics Pathway Fall 2013

  6. Sample of Elementary Statistics Problem During a one-year selling period (225 days), a sales representative made between 0 and 9 sales per day, as shown in the table. If this pattern continues, what is the expected value for the number of sales per day?

  7. Problem-solving process • Identify the possible outcomes and find the probability of each. • Find the product of each outcome and its corresponding probability. • Find the sum of the products. • Interpret the results.

  8. Identify the possible outcomes and find the probability of each.

  9. Find the product of each outcome and its corresponding probability.

  10. Find the sum of the products. 0 + 16/75 + 8/15 + 3/5 + 16/45 + 2/15 + 16/75 + 7/45 + 8/75 + 1/25 = 529/225

  11. Interpret the results. Since the sum of products is 529/225 ≈ 2.35, then the sales representative is expected to sell about 2 vehicles per day.

  12. Recruitment for fall 2013 & impact on students

  13. NMP Stat pathway Recruitment for fall 2013 • Students who are currently enrolled in MATH 0310 as well as incoming students who qualify for MATH 0330 will be informed of this opportunity for next academic year

  14. Comparison Current statistics pathway Nmp statistics pathway MATH 0310 – Pre-Algebra MATH NMP - dev. math (4 hr) EDUC 1300 – Learning Frameworks Course (study skills) MATH 1342 – Elem. Stats. • MATH 0310 – Pre-Algebra • STSK 0305 – Study Skills • MATH 0330 – Intro. to Alg. • MATH 0350 – Int. Alg. • MATH 1342 – Elem. Stats.

  15. impact on students Current statistics pathway Nmp statistics pathway COST: up to 13 SCHs TIME: 3 semesters • COST: up to 15 SCHs • TIME: 4 semesters

  16. Impact on students Current stat pathway Nmpstat pathway

  17. Codevelopment Partners

  18. NMP Codevelopment partners • Schools accepted as codevelopment partners in November 2012. • Alamo Colleges–Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Texas • • Austin Community College, Austin, Texas • • Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, Texas • • El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas • • Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas • • Lonestar College–Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas • • Midland College, Midland, Texas • • South Texas College, McAllen, Texas • • Temple College, Temple, Texas

  19. Role of codevelopment Partners • Initial implementation of the 3 pathways over 3 years. • Work with UT Dana Center to inform and advise on development of NMP • Mentoring of 2nd wave of schools to implement NMP

  20. NMP Leadership team • High-level administrators • Dr. Glenda Barron • Dr. Mark Smith • Institutional Research • Rebecca Richter • Diane Barnes • Purpose - Institute formal procedures for NMP implementation and plan for college-wide communication.

  21. NMP Leadership team • Student Support Services • Advising • Amy Flinn • Toni Cuellar • Carey Rose • Tutoring • Pam Low • Retention Coordinator • Anjanette Mesecke • Faculty Members • Dr. Paul Foutz • Cynthia Martinez • Paula Talley • Alison Garza • Carey Rose • Lesha Smith • Toni Cuellar

  22. NMP Instructional team • Paula Talley • Alison Garza • Dr. Paul Foutz • Cynthia Martinez, • Also serve as NMP State Implementation Representative • Lesha Smith, • Purpose • create procedures at the departmental level • prepare teaching materials

  23. Why is NMP Important To You? • State funding based on Momentum Points

  24. Why is NMP Important To You? • New TSI Requirements • The TSI requirements will be increased for the next school year. Students may be required to take more developmental math courses. This could have an effect on our students seeking certification in such fields as nursing.. • NMP offers these students another way to meet the TSI requirements and allows them to earn more college credit , helping the college with momentum points.

  25. What can you do to support NMP? • The New Mathways Project is one of our QEP strategies! • Get the word out to students about NMP. • Tell students to speak to an advisor or contact either mathematics department. • Only 9 Texas schools are currently participating in the project, but ALL of Texas, and MANY other states are watching us closely! • Each of us plays a role in the success of our students and this program that could be so valuable to them.