ERIC Number: ED368405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Positions: MinnMATYC Position Statements.
Minnesota Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges.
Developed by the major committees of the Minnesota Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MinnMATYC) and approved by its Executive Board, these four position statements are intended to guide discussion and influence decisions affecting mathematics in Minnesota's two-year colleges. The first position statement suggests that the prerequisite for any college level liberal arts math course should be 3 years of high school mathematics, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, or Elementary and Intermediate Algebra taken in college. The second position taken by MinnMATYC is for a standardized curriculum in intermediate algebra, providing a list of prerequisite, mastery, and introductory skills designed to provide students with a sound foundation for success in higher level mathematics, science, and business courses. The third position statement calls for the addition of one college mathematics course intended for college transfer to the list of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree requirements. Finally, in response to national mathematics education initiatives, MinnMATYC's fourth position statement suggests that any course intended for prospective elementary teachers must require a demonstration of mastery of prerequisite topics and feature such elements as active participation by students, historical and cultural perspectives of mathematics, assistance in solving problems, and varied methods to present course material. (MAB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges.