I learned a lot at the National Mathematics Summit that was help shortly before NADE2016 in Anaheim. There are so many models for acceleration – the emporium model, the co-requisite model, modularization, quantitative literacy, math literacy, algebra literacy, pathways, new life project, …
What it forces us to think about is whether we are teaching the right material in the best possible way to all students. I have much to digest on these topics, and I will share my thoughts once I start to sort it all out.
Looking forward to my session on the importance of student discovery in developmental math at ICTCM this weekend in Atlanta. I will be sharing innovative approaches for getting your students involved in the discovery of material. When students are engaged and thinking the chances for understanding and success dramatically increase. The session is on Saturday morning from 9-9:30.
I will be walking through Interactive Statistics in the exhibitor’s room from 10-10:30 on Friday morning. This is the new product I worked on with Mike Sullivan. I will show how our interactive assignments get students engaged with the material and develop true conceptual understanding.
I will also be giving a walk through of my 4th edition of my combined algebra textbook from 12:15-12:45 Saturday afternoon in the exhibitor’s booth. This eText contains over 3000 new short videos – both conceptual and solutions to examples & quick check exercises.
If you want to discuss any of these ideas, or if you are interested in the place of technology in developmental math or in student motivation, track me down and say hello.
See you there – George