Dana Center Mathematics Pathways

The Dana Center (University of Texas – Austin) has renamed their pathways work “Dana Center Mathematics Pathways”.   The basic web page for the work is https://dcmathpathways.org/     http://www.utdanacenter.org/higher-education/new-mathways-project/

This “DCMP” work includes “Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning” (FMR) which shares the core learning outcomes with Mathematical Literacy.  For the STEM path, DCMP includes a two course (functions) sequence to follow FMR.

 

 

Here are some basic features of the DCMP:

  • 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 DCMP has similar goals with the New Life work (see http://dm-live.wikispaces.com).  Colleges implementing either a DCMP 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).

 

2 Comments

  • By Richard Leedy, September 16, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Heart a presentation by Brian Mercer on PATHWAYS for McGraw-Hill. I asked him if he were a Rotman-ite.

  • By Jack Rotman, September 16, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Speedy:
    Well, something like that. Brian has been working on a Math Lit course and book. However, long before that, he was a co-author of a text that sought to capture the spirit of the AMATYC standards (a combined beginning & intermediate algebra text). Brian and I have been working in parallel paths and sometimes together for a decade or more.
    Jack

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