The Dana Center (University of Texas – Austin) is building a new math curriculum under the name “New Mathways Project”. The basic web page for the work is http://www.utdanacenter.org/higher-education/new-mathways-project/
Here are some basic features of the New Mathways Project (NMP):
- A Quantitative Literacy pathway (developmental math and credit-bearing quantitative literacy course).
- A Statistics pathway (developmental math and credit-bearing introductory statistics course).
- STEM pathway (developmental math and prep courses leading up to calculus I).
- Student Success course (putting current research in to practice).
Part of the intent is to make the Student Success course a required part of every pathway through developmental mathematics.
Though taking a different approach, the New Mathways Project (NMP) has similar goals with the New Life work (see http://dm-live.wikispaces.com). Colleges implementing either a New Mathways or a New Life course can use the implementation guide from the Dana Center (see http://www.utdanacenter.org/mathways/downloads/new-mathways-implementation-2012april16.pdf).
The initial focus of NMP is the Texas Community College system (TACC); see http://www.utdanacenter.org/higher-education/new-mathways-project/the-new-mathways-project-in-texas/ for some details. Outside of Texas, the NMP is working with some state initiatives.
When you look at the curricular materials for NMP (such as http://www.utdanacenter.org/higher-education/new-mathways-project/new-mathways-project-curricular-materials/) you will see course codes — which represent the Texas work.
The initial course in NMP is called Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning (FMR); this FMR course is based on the original Quantway materials which were co-developed by the Carnegie Foundation and the Dana Center; the basic design and outcomes of these courses were based on the New Life Mathematical Literacy for College Students course. In the NMP model, the FMR course would be taken concurrently with a student success course for math (see http://www.utdanacenter.org/higher-education/new-mathways-project/new-mathways-project-curricular-materials/frameworks-for-mathematics-and-collegiate-learning/).
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