Quantway Pathway

Goal: College-Level Credit

The goal of the Quantway Pathway is for students placed in developmental math to complete their developmental math requirements and a college-level quantitative reasoning course in only two terms.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of Quantway Core are grounded in quantitative literacy, numeracy skills, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking. These skills and areas of reasoning are promoted, integrated, revisited, and explicitly connected throughout four modules (total of 35 lessons).

Quantway College covers all major topics typically contained in a college-level quantitative reasoning course. This course has three targeted modules (total of 26 lessons) that dive deeper into the content with greater sophistication than in Quantway Core, such as changing parameters in complex models and inferential statistics. The modules are:

  1. Numeracy, which includes topics such as percentages, ratios, estimation, magnitude, interest and loans, rates, probability, proportional reasoning, relative growth, and conditional probability.
  2. Modeling, which includes topics such as variables, equations, graphs, tables, linear models, piecewise models, exponential models, log operations, and multivariate models.
  3. Statistics, which includes topics such as data visualization and interpretation, statistical analysis process, experimental designs and conclusions, parameters, interval estimates, distributions, statistical inference including Z-scores and P-values.

Materials

The materials for the Quantway Pathway include a Quantway Core textbook, a Quantway College textbook, and an online homework platform that includes lesson homework and module assessments for both courses.

Implementation

This offering is designed as two courses in sequence, typically 3-4 contact hours for Quantway Core and 3 transfer-level credits for Quantway College.

Note

A Contextualized version of Quantway Core is available. The Contextualized version includes 12 specialized lessons designed to meet the needs of specific workforce programs: Applied Health Care, Environmental Technologies, and Information Technology.