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Tuesday, November 23

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Sunday, September 26

  1. msg Geometry and Trig message posted Geometry and Trig I would delete outcome B. Trig isn't commonly used in modeling, and is not even mentioned in most c…
    Geometry and Trig
    I would delete outcome B. Trig isn't commonly used in modeling, and is not even mentioned in most college level math courses that are not STEM oriented. And not commonly done in say "intermediate" algebra.

    I tried to edit the page and couldn't. I would change "For example: Students will use properties of rectangles and triangles to represent and solve problems dealing with perimeter and area." to
    "For example: Students will use properties of rectangles, triangles, and circles to represent and solve problems dealing with perimeter and area." and delete the second sentence.
    3:08 am
  2. msg polynomials message posted polynomials I frankly am not used to worrying about 'parameters' versus 'variables' in a lower level course. ..…
    polynomials
    I frankly am not used to worrying about 'parameters' versus 'variables' in a lower level course. ... in fact I would delete all of outcome A.

    I presume F is there to identify outcomes that need to go in the transitions course.
    3:01 am
  3. msg Focus message posted Focus I think the 'prepares' statement is better. I would delete "some symbolism is presented wit…
    Focus
    I think the 'prepares' statement is better.

    I would delete "some symbolism is presented without context or application". The previous wording says "emphasis" which doesn't promise context or application for every use of symbolism. (I hesitate to edit the text that is there.)

    I have been viewing the transitions course as solely for students who took the MLCS course. Possibly it could server other purposes in a placement scheme, but I would emphasize its primary purpose - assuming that is its primary purpose.
    2:54 am

Saturday, September 25

  1. 1:12 pm
  2. page home edited ​REMEMBER to SIGN IN in order to post comments or discuss material! September 25, 2010 Based o…

    ​REMEMBER to SIGN IN in order to post comments or discuss material!
    September 25, 2010
    Based on the feedback (via email), the transitions course material has been revised. Key point -- Transitions could be used just for 'non-STEM' students at a college. 
    Next round of feedback due quickly -- by October 4; feedback done on this wiki (in Transitions course pages).

    June 23, 2010
    The 'curriculum team' has created and reviewed the goals & outcomes for the second course (transitions)! Input is now invited on this material ... start with the 'transitions course' link in the left panel.
    March 22, 2010
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    MathLiteracy outcomes (MathLiteracyCS-Outcomes)(
    MathLiteracyCS-Outcomes)

    January 22, 2010
    A survey was conducted on Course Goals in the new Pathway ... the survey was sent to all members of this community (Dec 2009 to early Jan 2010).
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    PRIOR WORK (July-Aug 2009): Reviewing areas I, II and III (see links in left margin).
    The mission statement identified 3 'pillars' -- three primary areas of preparation, and the 3 pages provide details on the content that would meet those needs. Much of the content listed comes from expert sources, though the steering team used its expertise to enhance and expand upon those sources.
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    first step.
    You can review one, two or all three of these documents; if you have minor wording suggestions, you can post those directly on the page (by using the 'edit' link). General feedback -- either agreement or concerns -- are better done by going to the discussion tab on the page. Please identify yourself, especially if your user name does not include your 'real' name.
    What is going on here?
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    1:11 pm

Friday, September 24

  1. page Transitions Course edited ... New Life Project AMATYC Developmental Mathematics Committee ... for mathematics pathway…
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    New Life Project
    AMATYC Developmental Mathematics Committee
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    for mathematics pathways involvingcourses including college algebra,
    
    Numbers and Polynomials: Students will develop and apply concepts of polynomials to investigate and describe relationships and solve problems.
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    12:55 pm
  2. page Transitions-Functions edited ... C. Understand basic properties of functions, such as rate of change and the effect of paramete…
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    C. Understand basic properties of functions, such as rate of change and the effect of parameters.
    For example:Students will describe the rates of changes of each basic function.Using technology, students will find a rate of change at a given input value and a given delta x.Students will understand the effect of changing basic parameters in each function type.
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    not functions; understanding radical functions (indices 2 and 3) including domain & range; understanding rational functions (generally limited to quotients of two terms) including domain; understanding basic conic
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