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Statistics Liberal Arts Math

Pasadena City College

Motivation

Why Redesign?
11.7% prealgebra Students complete Transfer level course In 4 years

2/3 of Basic skills students are non-STEM

Why Redesign?
11.7% prealgebra Students complete Transfer level course In 4 years

Why Change Pedagogy?
Current practices aren’t working well enough

Numerical Foundations

2/3 of Basic skills students are non-STEM

Professional Growth

Why Redesign?
11.7% prealgebra Students complete Transfer level course In 4 years

Why Change Pedagogy?
Current practices aren’t working well enough

Numerical Foundations

2/3 of Basic skills students are non-STEM

Changing World

Professional Growth

Backward Design from non-STEM transfer courses

Why Change Content?

STUDENTS

Design Process

Faculty Driven

Meetings Mirror Classroom

Groupwork

Activity based

Work With Faculty from Other Divisions

Reading Apprenticeship

Gallery Walk

Problem Based Learning

Speed Dating

Created our own course materials

New vs Old
Statistics Quantitative Literacy 2 Quantitative Literacy 1 Beginning Algebra Intermediate Algebra

Liberal Arts Math

STEM Track

QL 1 Content
Quantitative Literacy 1 Math 250

• Rational Numbers
• Order of Operations • Measurement • Discovery-Based Learning • Conceptual Understanding

1st Edition

July 2013

• Critical Thinking

QL 2 Content

Technical Details
• • • • 8 hours of face time (5 lecture, 3 lab) 6 units Math 250 is part of SLAM and pre-STEM Math 150 is Non-transferrable but meets AA/AS requirement • Math 150 is a Pre-req for Statistics and Liberal Arts Math

Building a sense of Community

Student Comments
 “This thing is hard, but I love it!”
 “When I registered for this class I thought I was going to hate coming to class everyday, but now I look forward to coming to school.”  “I’m SOOOOO glad that PCC has finally realized that we are all individuals and that we learn differently.”  “This is more than math, this is real life!”  “F**K ME, I GOT IT!!!”