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Math Pathways Events

Whether your college is just getting started or well underway with math pathways, take part in professional development, hands-on training and related discussions to design, build and develop pathways.

Designing Math Pathways

Facilitators from The University of Texas at Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center will lead an interactive workshop to support campus teams as they implement – or expand – efforts to develop math pathways at scale at their institutions. 

Agendas and presenters at these two one-day workshops will be the same at each location:

Participant outcomes

This highly interactive workshop is designed for institutional teams of three to five people (math faculty, administrator, advising) to work together on a holistic approach to impact student success. 

  • Identify key issues and activities in the process of implementing math pathways
  • Draft or refine their action plans for implementing math pathways at scale and a campus communications plan for the work
  • Learn more about state and national resources related to math pathways and how local work can leverage and build on those efforts.

Registration

Deadline is Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Attendance is free, but space is limited. If your college plans to send a team, don’t delay. 

Complete and submit the Designing Math Pathways registration form to Jackie Eppler-Clark.

Priority: Colleges participating in the formal Math Pathways initiative receive priority for registration.

Curriculum Work in Specific DTA Math Pathways Courses

Washington’s well-established Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) sets forth transfer articulation between the state’s community and technical colleges and baccalaureate institutions. In 2013, five major college-level math pathway options that satisfy the Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) DTA requirements were revised:

  • Precalculus or higher
  • Mathematics for Elementary Education
  • Business Precalculus/Finite Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Math in Society (liberal arts)

In its statewide recommendations, the Math Pathways to Completion (MPC) Task Force identified the need to examine transferability issues and relevance/alignment of course content to programs of study in two DTA math pathway courses:  Introduction to Statistics (Math& 146) and Math for Elementary Education.

Initial Math Pathways curriculum discussions

To participate in either effort:

  • Complete the online Interest in Math Pathways Curriculum Work form, or
  • Email your name, institution, position/role, email address, pathway(s) area of interest, brief description of your interest in — or experience with — the pathway(s) to the facilitator(s) listed below.

Introduction to Statistics (Math& 146)

  • Facilitator: Helen E. Burn, PhD, Highline College mathematics instructor and Curriculum Research Group director
  • A faculty work group met twice in summer 2017 and has drafted a description of core topics/outcomes for Math& 146 for system review in fall 2017. Contact Helen Burn for more information.

Math for Elementary Education Courses

  • Facilitator: Barbara Alvin, PhD, Eastern Washington University mathematics professor and department chair
  • Time and date: to be announced
  • Location: to be announced

Pathway to Calculus

In fall 2017, Washington state colleges and universities are invited to convene around the STEM-Prep pathway, led by Rebecca Hartzler and Frank Savina of the Charles A. Dana Center. Background information is on The Dana Center Math Pathways website. A working agenda for the convening is now available.

This is an invitational event. Those interested in attending should contact Bill Moore for details.

Other Dana Center-sponsored “Pathway to Calculus” webinars held in spring 2017: 

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