Siyaphumelela Conference 2017, The Wanders Club, Johannesburg 28 June 2017
Getting ideas into action: Statway and Quantway networked improvement communities
Bernadine Chuck Fong, Carnegie Math Pathways
Andre Freedman, Capital Community College
It’s an exciting time to be tackling problems that appear to be worldwide. The Carnegie Foundation is in California, home to many disruptive changes / technologies, e.g. Uber, Google.
An example of the problem: When asked which is bigger, a/5 or a/8 many students respond saying 8a = 5a so 8 = 5. For many, mathematics is about following algorithms and although they may pass algebra courses they can’t apply the knowledge.
Diagnostic tests can leave students feeling depressed, like they do not belong in higher education. A principle in the development of a disruptive transformation of mathematics in American colleges was to meet students where they are.
15% of students needing developmental maths complete the required college maths or stats course after 2 semesters.…