ERIC Number: ED336157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
CHEMATH: A Learning Community in Science and Math.
O'Brien, Mary; Chalif, David
The CHEMATH course at Edmonds Community College integrates instruction in algebra and chemistry. The course emphasizes problem-solving techniques and relies on active learning through the use of structured group process techniques. CHEMATH is team taught by science and math faculty and is intended primarily for students planning to major in science, math, or engineering, but who have a poor background in math and science. Students completing CHEMATH 105/110 receive the credit equivalent of both Chemistry 105 and Mathematics 110. The focus on small-group problem-solving skills allows students to learn to use each other as resources; to communicate and describe problems; to learn to take responsibility for their own learning; and to build support systems. This report consists primarily of presentation overheads describing the program, and includes sample comments by participating faculty and students; course syllabi for CHEMATH 105/110, Chemistry 105, and Mathematics 110; and a sample quiz, group word problem set, lab exercise, and homework problem set. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edmonds Community Coll., Lynnwood, WA.