The promise of long-term effects on student learning beyond developmental math courses is here.
Redesign is a shift away from exclusively traditional programs, instructional resources and pedagogy, and a shift toward active learning that engages multiple student learning styles through technology, real world contexts and multiple instructional strategies. The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) states that redesign allows institutions to:
- Accommodate more students without adding resources
- Free up faculty members to offer other courses and programs of study that are in demand
- Increase student retention and meet goals for student achievement
- Decrease time to graduation by adding additional seats in overflowing courses
- Improve consistency and quality across multiple section
- Use state and student tuition dollars more efficiently
Carnegie Learning can help you redesign your developmental mathematics program by incorporating research-based pedagogy, engaging technology and flexible resources to serve as primary instruction to accelerate student learning, increase student retention and readiness for college level math courses, and reduce course delivery costs.
Incorporation of Technology
Carnegie Learning Developmental Math Software is a technology-based curriculum that can be implemented in the classroom or accessed in a learning lab or at home, giving students the opportunity to gain as much practice as they require, and on their own schedule.
Continuous Formative Assessment
The Cognitive Tutor Software was developed around an artificial intelligence model that identifies weaknesses in individual student's mastery of mathematical concepts. It then customizes prompts to focus on areas where the student is struggling, and sends the student to new problems that address those specific concepts. The result is a powerful learning tool with the most precise method of differentiating instruction available. View our video titled "How Does Carnegie Learning Differentiate Instruction" in the Videos tab on the left.
The Cognitive Tutor Software assists each student at a high level, to the degree that they feel that they have a tutor standing over their shoulder. Feedback is instantaneous and specific to their needs.
Mastery Learning Model
Students may enter developmental math with a negative stigma about math due to previous failures or struggles. The Cognitive Tutor Software provides multiple representations, including word problem, graphs and tables, to engage all students in learning. Additionally, the Cognitive Tutor Software follows a mastery learning model, where students are not going to advance within the software until they have demonstrated proficiency within the current lesson.
For detailed information about the program components, visit the Higher Education Curricula page.