Math Module Q&A
What are the Math Modules?
The modules are six (6) one-credit courses offered in a five-week format designed to replace MAT08X (Basic Arithmetic) and MAT09X (Introductory Algebra).
Why transition to Modules? Why not stick with MAT08s and 09s?
Students will move to a college-level math class quicker by taking only what they need and the only place to do this is at CGCC!
Our current format is not working…
· Only 15-25% of students testing into MAT08x/09x complete a college level class
· 2010-2015 district pass rates of MAT08x/09x are dismal (45-55% successful completion range)
· Our current assessment & placement system rounds down based on student deficits and ensures a lengthier developmental math sequence
Math Modules address student deficits…
· The aim of the Math Modules is to rip off the remediation Band-Aid and build deep conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts in a 5-week period
· Changing assessment procedures will better ensure students will only take modules for areas in which they are deficient
How will retention/persistence increase?
· Anecdotal feedback from instructors using the module curriculum report that students are “hanging in” at a higher rate. We predict this will continue to be the case in the 5-week framework.
· Preliminary 5-week data from CGCC shows the range of students that successfully complete and move onto the next module to be in the mid 60% to mid 70%. This is significantly higher than district and CGCC pass rates under the MAT08x/09x curriculum.
How will Testing Procedures Change?
· Students will still take the full Accuplacer test.
· Students should allow for additional time (1 hour approx.) for the full placement test
· Retesting for students who desire to test into MAT121 or higher will take place in the Testing Center
· Retesting for students who desire to test out of modules will be handled by the math division on specific days.
Module Retesting is by Appointment Only
Please Register for an Appointment
Please call 480-726-4173 if you need further assistance
Summary of Question Types to Study for the Diagnostic Assessment:
MAT051: Whole Number Place Value, Multiples & Factors, Operations on Integers, Perimeter and Area
MAT052: Decimal Place Value, Addition/Subtraction on Decimals and Fractions
MAT053: Proportions, Percents, Multiplication/Division on Decimals and Fractions
MAT055: Translating Verbal Expressions to Mathematical Expressions, Solving Linear Equations & Inequalities
MAT056: Graphical & Tabular Representations, Inputs & Outputs, Domain & Range, Function Notation
MAT057: Slope and Linear Functions
Study Handouts - Resources