Developmental Mathematics in Higher EducationOct. 14, 2009
Postsecondary colleges now offer developmental math courses to help students fill in the gaps in their math knowledge so they can be prepared for college level math courses. This session will review some instructional strategies used in colleges across the nation and how technology has been used to support and strengthen the teaching of developmental math.
Myra Snell has been a Professor of Mathematics at Los Medanos College for the last 17 years. She teaches courses ranging from arithmetic to calculus and statistics, with an emphasis on the developmental course sequence. For the last six years she has served as Co-Coordinator of the LMC Developmental Education Program and Co-Coordinator of the LMC Teaching and Learning Project. In both roles she primarily works with faculty to assess student learning outcomes and to design classroom-based projects responding to assessment results with the goal of improving teaching and learning. She is currently a consultant with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on a new initiative focused on accelerating the progress of underprepared students into transfer-level Statistics.