How are the Carnegie Math Pathway courses different from other college and remedial math offerings?
The Carnegie Math Pathways course solutions were developed by educators and use evidence-based curriculum and pedagogy to engage students in rich learning experiences. They are taught using an approach that promotes active, collaborative learning around real-life situations and incorporates embedded social-emotional supports that positively affect student success.
How much do the student materials cost?
To help all students succeed in math and reach their college and career goals, we offer our curriculum at the lowest possible cost to students. Our students access is just $59 per course. Print-based materials are available for an additional fee.
Do institutions typically offer both pathways sections and non-pathways sections?
Different institutions have taken different approaches. Some have revamped their math offerings to include a set of streamlined math pathways (such as statistics, quantitative reasoning, calculus, and career technical education), while others offer a mix of pathways and non-pathways courses.
The contextualized lessons include significant reading and writing tasks. How do you support students not as proficient in reading in getting through the curriculum?
Carnegie Math Pathways curriculum is designed to strengthen language learning, and students are asked to engage in rich contextual content and express their thinking and reasoning. To help students be successful with these tasks, the Pathways lessons have been carefully designed to follow specific language and literacy design principles that ensure scaffolded supports for students and provide guidance for faculty.
What social-emotional supports are embedded within the curriculum?
Built into the Quantway and Statway curricula and instructional approach are a series of social-emotional routines and interventions that are known as Productive Persistence. Designed to help improve student engagement, learning, and ultimately, success,the activities focus on developing a growth mindset, creating a sense of belonging, and helping students build confidence and implement effective strategies to persist in the course.
What is Quantway?
Quantway is a set of quantitative reasoning course options designed to promote success in mathematics and to develop quantitatively literate students. Quantway includes a set of offerings that are designed to meet a range of developmental and college-level student needs.
Which students should take Quantway?
Quantway is a great math option for students in non-STEM fields who benefit from quantitative reasoning for their other courses and for their career path. The Quantway Pathway or Quantway College with Corequisite courses provide developmental math supports throughout the curriculum and are recommended for students that place 2-3 levels below college-level math.
What is Quantway College with Corequisite?
Quantway College with Corequisite is designed as a one-term, college-level quantitative reasoning course with targeted supports for students who need them. The course model consists of Quantway College with a corresponding corequisite component that develops quantitative reasoning and algebraic thinking and reasoning skills.
Can these courses be used as a prerequisite for College Algebra?
Quantway was designed as a quantitative reasoning pathway for students in non-STEM majors. Should students in this pathway need or desire to take pre-calculus courses, we have designed a set of open source Bridge materials that provide students with the algebraic reasoning skills they need to transition into college-level algebra and/or transfer to a STEM field. To learn more about these course options and their learning outcomes, check out the course catalog here.
What is Statway?
Statway is a suite of statistical reasoning courses that are designed to teach mathematics skills that are essential for a growing number of occupations and are needed for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty. Statway includes a set of offerings that are designed to meet a range of developmental and college-level student needs.
What is Statway College with Corequisite?
Statway College with Corequisite is designed as a one-term, college-level statistics course for all students. It consists of the one-term, college-level statistics course (Statway College) with a corresponding corequisite component aimed at developing students’ statistical and algebraic reasoning skills in support of the learning outcomes of the college-level statistics course.
Which students should take Statway?
Statway was designed for non-STEM students who benefit from statistical reasoning skills in their field of study and for their career path. The Statway Pathway or Statway College with Corequisite courses provide developmental math supports throughout the curriculum and are recommended for students who place 2-3 levels below college-level math.
Can these courses be used as a prerequisite for college Algebra?
Statway was designed as a statistical reasoning pathway for students in non-STEM majors. Should students in this pathway need or desire to take pre-calculus courses, we have designed a set of open source Bridge materials that provide students with the algebraic reasoning skills they need to transition into college-level algebra and/or transfer to a STEM field. To learn more about these course options and their learning outcomes, check out the course catalog here.
How do you ensure students in the 1-year Statway Pathway course continue into the second semester?
Different colleges approach this differently. Generally, institutions work hard to set student expectations appropriately and to ensure a cohort approach. That is, they ensure at registration that students recognize they will be required to complete the second term in order to earn college-level credit. They ensure the second term is offered by the same instructor and at the same time period as the first term.
How can I learn more about these courses?
Do instructors require training before teaching these courses?
The Carnegie Math Pathways program offers a unique approach to learning mathematics and engages math faculty in new ways of teaching. Participation in one of our multiple training opportunities is encouraged to help familiarize you with our distinct pedagogy, platform, and faculty resources, and to prepare you for a successful launch.
To support faculty and their busy schedules, we offer an online training that is a mix of synchronous and asynchronous engagement. Click here to learn more and register for the next available training.
How can I adopt these courses?
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