Math Matters and Myths!
For many reasons, a student may enter college without the foundational math skills necessary to succeed in college-level mathematics. This is not unique to any one university or state, or even country. Developmental Math Courses are taught at 99% of two-year colleges & 75% of four-year public universities, so the need is great. If you need developmental math, you are not alone.
"Developmental education helps underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, and advanced students excel."
- National Association of Developmental Education
Also, while the perception is that developmental education is remedial course work, it really is much more than that. Developmental education takes a holistic approach to educating a student. Teachers seek to not only remediate knowledge but also to build learning and success skills that will serve students throughout all of their academic pursuits. Development education provides an opportunity for greater numbers of students to gain an education and is crucial for creating a well-educated workforce.
Math really matters!
Don't believe us? Consider the following:
♦ Have you ever tried to determine what grade you would need to get on a final exam to get the grade you wanted in the class? You were using Algebra.
♦ Do you have an idea for your own business? Algebra can help you determine if you can make a profit.
♦ What about trying to decide which cell phone plan is best for you? Yep. Algebra.
♦ And video games. We wouldn’t have a single video game without algebra. (Your HDTV relies on mathematics, too.)
♦ You use math each time you compare prices at the grocery store or figure out how much 20% off is going to save you.
♦ If you like to build things, the Pythagorean Theorem can help you make sure your corners are perfectly square.
♦ Math is also used in figuring your grade point average, sailing, landscaping, architecture, and medication doses.
♦ It's used in snowboarding, acoustics, outdoors product design, stained-glass windows, audiology, parking lot design, and weather forecasting...
As you can see, the list is practically endless. Math is everywhere!
Coming soon...Myths About Math!
Don't be fooled by the myths that are out there!
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