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Math and QR GE Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

This collection of webcasts, videos and informational articles is provided in support of CSU faculty who are redesigning courses and adding co-requisite support courses to GE mathematics, quantitative reasoning and written composition courses.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Stan Yoshinobu

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Transitioning to Co-Requisite Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Practical Ways to Implement Inquiry-Based Learning Strategies in College Mathematics

In this interactive webcast, Dr. Stan Yoshinobu, Professor of Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, will present practical ways to implement inquiry-based learning (IBL) strategies in college mathematics while maintaining a good work-life balance. Participants will review the twin pillars underpinning all versions of IBL, investigate an example of an algebra activity supporting a calculus course, and discuss think-pair-share as a flexible strategy that can be used in any class.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Presented by Becky Moening

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Transitioning to Co-Requisite Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Planning Co-Requisite Support for a Quantitative Reasoning Course

A co-requisite support course is not just an additional course. It is the missing piece for student success in mathematics/quantitative reasoning for many. In this webcast, Dr. Becky Moening, Assistant Professor for Mathematics and Assistant Department Chair, Ivy Tech Community College, Warsaw, Indiana, will explain how to plan co-requisite support for a quantitative reasoning course. Topics will include determining the support material, coordinating effective classroom techniques and creating an engaging atmosphere that leads to mathematical/quantitative reasoning confidence.

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Archived Webcasts

Transitioning to Co-Requisite Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
How CSU Fullerton Is Stretching Traditional College Algebra

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Presented by Cherise Ichinose
Originally cast February 7, 2018

In this webcast, Dr. Cherie Ichinose, Associate Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton, will share plans for transforming a traditional College Algebra course into a two-semester Stretch Algebra course sequence. Topics will include incorporating support for prerequisite knowledge and skills in the college-level course, building instructional approaches into the design, and developing teaching and learning materials.

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Redesign
A Further Look at Student Placement

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Presented by Claudia Pinter-Lucke
Originally cast January 30, 2018

In this webcast, Claudia Pinter-Lucke, Professor Emerita of Mathematics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, will review the official placement chart and discuss additional methods to help students make informed placement decisions. A subsequent webcast will be presented to address placement in GE Area A2 written communication courses.

Transitioning to Co-Requisite Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning:
Developing a Successful Co-Requisite Support Course (Through Backward Mapping)

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Presented by Claudia Pinter-Lucke and Rob Birrell
Originally cast January 24, 2018

Co-requisite support courses are a proven method for offering "just-in-time" instruction to improve student success. Join us to explore how "backward mapping," a technique to identify knowledge and skills required for success in college-level courses, is used to design outcomes and activities in co- requisite support courses. In this webcast, Rob Birrell, who oversaw the implementation of co-requisite support for mathematics at Kennesaw State University, and Claudia Pinter-Lucke, Professor Emerita, Mathematics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, will review the purpose of co-requisite mathematics courses, best practices for structuring these courses and the process of backward mapping.

Transitioning to Co-Requisite Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning:
California State University, Monterey Bay's Plans and Progress

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Presented by Judith E. Canner
Originally cast November 3, 2017

Dr. Judith Canner, associate professor of Statistics at California State University, Monterey Bay, will share campus plans for restructuring statistics, quantitative literacy, finite math and pre-calculus courses with co-requisite support. Topics will include plans for course content support and a study skills component, data collected on pre-requisite skills for each course, pedagogical approaches and professional development for faculty and audience discussion on ways to structure the pre-calculus sequence.

EO 1100-Revised and EO 1110
Policy Summary and Q & A

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Presented by Christine Mallon and James Minor
Originally cast September 29, 2017

The Chancellor's Office will provide an overview and answer campus questions about policy changes in support of student success. Topics will include CSU general education breadth, mathematics and quantitative reasoning, assessment of student academic preparation, placement in first-year general education courses, and Early Start Programs.

Articles on Course Design, Co-Requisite Models, Equity and Success

For a collection of articles addressing remediation and alternative approaches click here

Upcoming Professional Development Events

For upcoming events, including conferences, webcasts, zoom meetings and workshops click here

GE Math/QR Listservs

Three listservs enable faculty and other stakeholders to request assistance, offer suggestions, and share materials and other resources with colleagues across the CSU.

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Dr. Emily Magruder
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Last Update: February 16, 2018