Developmental mathematics is a sequence of pre-college level math courses designed to prepare students for college level mathematics. The developmental mathematics program at Weber State University offers Pre-algebra (Math 0950), a First Course in Algebra (Math 0990) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 1010). Many students entering an open enrollment institution like Weber State University need developmental mathematics courses for a variety of reasons. It is the goal of the WSU Developmental Mathematics program to assist students in gaining the math skills they need for success in college level mathematics in as short a time as possible.
Non-traditional Course Delivery Methods
Weber State University is a leader in the state when it comes to developmental mathematics reform. Traditional developmental mathematics programs only provide lecture courses, shown by research to be the least effective method of instruction. In 2010, WSU implemented Technology Enhanced Redesign of Mathematics (TERM), a program that blends web-based and individualized instruction.
Two additional non-traditional delivery methods were implemented beginning fall semester 2012.
- Fast Track provides Math 0950 students with the opportunity to move more quickly through the Pre-algebra course by mastery testing out of individual modules of the course.
- The Inverted Math 1010 course meets 4 hours a week. Students spend class time collaboratively practicing the course concepts.
The Developmental Mathematics program will continue to develop courses designed to meet the varied needs of their diverse students.
We are dedicated to student success in mathematics.