ERIC Number: ED423928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Preliminary "Basic Math Program" Proposal.
This report proposes a preliminary basic math program that may help mitigate the student attrition problem at Contra Costa College (California). For the purposes of this proposal, Math 101, 115, and 118 are identified as courses to be included in the program. The essential features of this proposed curriculum are summarized as follows: (1) it maintains the fixed unit/lecture format as its core; (2) it develops a safety net to assist at-risk students who are having difficulty with the fixed unit/lecture courses and helps them transfer into variable unit/self-paced courses; and (3) it develops variable unit/self-paced alternatives for all basic math courses. The report recommends a division of the fixed unit/lecture courses into two sequential variable unit/self-paced courses, which devote half of the class time to lectures and half to study hall. These classes would cover only half of what the original course did in the same amount of time, slowing down the pace and allowing more of the at-risk students to keep up with the class. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Contra Costa Coll., San Pablo, CA.