Developmental Math Redesign

Developmental Math Redesign Fall 2013

DMA Redesigned Courses - Key Features

  • Eight DMA Courses (DMA 010-080)
    • 4 weeks for each DMA course (5 contact hours per week)
    • 4 DMA courses may be completed each semester (refer to registration information below)
  • Diagnostic Assessment Test (Coming Soon)
    • Places students only in the DMA courses they need.
  • Conceptual Approach to Teaching/Learning
    • Applications
    • Teaching and assessing using multiple representations
    • Promoting, where possible, collaborative student activities

 

Redesigned Developmental Math Courses

DMA 010 Operations with Integers
DMA 020 Fractions and Decimals
DMA 030 Proportions/Ratios/Rates/Percents
DMA 040 Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities
DMA 050 Graphs and Equations of Lines
DMA 060 Polynomials and Quadratic Applications
DMA 070 Rational Expressions and Equations
DMA 080 Radical Expressions and Equations
Students who place into MAT 060 begin with DMA 010
Students who place into MAT 070 begin with DMA 040
Students who place into MAT 080 begin with DMA 060 - if required for 100 level math course
The new diagnostic placement test, introduced in May 2013, will place students out of courses in which they have demonstrated mastery.


Redesign Course Requirements

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Curriculum Course

Required DMAs

MAT 101

010, 020, 030

MAT 140

010, 020, 030, 040

MAT 115
MAT 121
MAT 155

010, 020, 030, 040, 050

MAT 161
MAT 171

010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080

It is essential for students to know the mathematics course required by their program.
 

 

Instructional Delivery Methods

  • Lecture Format
    • Similar to a traditional classroom approach
    • Supplemented with online assignments
  • Individualized Computer Based Learning
    • Pretest identifies what students already know
    • Students work individually on computers with assistance from the instructor
    • Class meetings in computer lab
    • Classes on Central Campus meet at The Math Emporium

 

Registration Information

  • Students may register for up to 4 DMA courses each semester (Semester divided into 4 week sessions).
  • Register for needed courses at the beginning of the semester.
  • Take only one DMA course in each 4 week session.
  • Check the start dates for each session to ensure that the courses are taken in proper order.
  • Check the section notes to determine the delivery format.

 

Attendance

  • Students are required to attend scheduled class meetings, regardless of delivery method.
  • Students who miss the first 2 hours of class will receive a WN grade for the course and will not be eligible for a refund (This may impact student financial aid).

 

Grading

Students in the DMA courses are graded on the Pass/Retake system rather than the traditional A-F system.