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Quantway

Quantway is a set of quantitative reasoning course options designed to promote success in community college mathematics and to develop quantitatively literate students.

Quantway

Quantway is a set of quantitative reasoning course options designed to promote success in community college mathematics and to develop quantitatively literate students.

Quantway includes a set of 1-2 term offerings that are designed to meet a range of developmental and college-level student needs. See below for full course descriptions.

All Quantway courses are taught using a unique pedagogical approach that promotes collaborative learning and addresses socio-emotional factors that affect student success. They also employ innovative curricula supported by aligned assessments and an online student platform. The curriculum provides students with a firm conceptual mathematical understanding in order to master developmental or college-level goals and use quantitative tools intelligently in their daily lives. (These courses are aligned with AMATYC’s stance on the preparation of non-calculus-track students.)

Offering Descriptions

The Quantway Pathway consists of Quantway Core followed by Quantway College.

Availability

Currently available

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.

Availability

Currently available

Goal – Replaces Developmental Math Sequence

The goal of the Quantway Core (stand-alone) offering is to provide a one-term quantitative reasoning course that fulfills students’ developmental mathematics requirements by integrating algebraic and quantitative skills and reasoning.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes 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).

Materials

This offering uses a Quantway Core textbook and an online homework platform that includes lesson homework and module assessments.

Implementation

This offering is designed for 3 credit hours.

Notes

  • 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.
  • This offering will be available for fully-online instruction in Fall 2018.

Availability

Currently available

Goal – College-Level Credit

The goal of the Quantway College (stand-alone) offering is to provide a one-term, college-level quantitative reasoning course.

Learning Outcomes

The course covers all major topics typically contained in a college-level quantitative reasoning course. It consists of three modules (total of 26 lessons):

  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

This offering uses a Quantway College textbook and an online homework platform.

Implementation

This offering is designed as a 3-credit course, but can be taught as a 4-credit course.

Availability

Fall 2018

Goal – College-Level Credit and supports

The goal of the Quantway Corequisite offering is to provide a one-term, college-level quantitative reasoning course for all students, with targeted supports built using the Carnegie Math Pathways design principles to provide effective scaffolding for students who need additional support. This offering consists of Quantway College, which is a one-term, college-level quantitative reasoning course, and a corresponding corequisite component. The corequisite component develops students’ quantitative reasoning and algebraic thinking and reasoning skills. This offering addresses all the learning outcomes of Quantway Core and Quantway College, and employs Quantway pedagogical strategies, including Productive Persistence, in both components.

Learning Outcomes

The course covers all major topics typically contained in a college-level quantitative reasoning course. It consists of three modules:

  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.

The corequisite materials address learning outcomes and skills typically seen in a developmental math sequence, such as algebraic reasoning and thinking.

Materials

This offering employs the Quantway College textbook and online homework platform in the college-level component. Additionally, there is a pool of corequisite resources that correspond to each lesson from which faculty can choose, depending on the needs of their student population or program. The corequisite resources address topics in quantitative reasoning and algebraic reasoning and thinking that relate to the ensuing or prior lesson. These materials also include preparatory lesson materials and review/practice problems.

Implementation

The college-level component is designed as a 3 transfer-level credit course. The corequisite materials are designed to support a 1, 2, or 3 contact hour corequisite course depending on what is appropriate for student and program needs. Corequisite “must have” materials will be labeled to inform the development of 1- or 2-hour corequisite components.

Availability

Spring 2019

Goal – College-Level Credit

The goal of the Quantway Accelerated course offering is for students placed in developmental math to complete their developmental math requirements and a college-level quantitative reasoning course in one term. This offering consists of combined materials from Quantway Core and Quantway College. Quantway Accelerated addresses all of the learning outcomes of Quantway Core and College, and employs Quantway pedagogical strategies, including Productive Persistence.

Learning Outcomes

The course covers all of the learning outcomes from Quantway Core and Quantway College. It consists of three modules:

  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

This offering employs one textbook, which consists of Quantway Core materials integrated into Quantway College. It also includes an online homework platform with lesson homework and module assessments.

Implementation

Quantway Accelerated is designed for 4 or 5 contact hours and provides 3 transfer-level credits.

Availability

Fall 2018

Goal – Preparation for Quantway

The goal of Quantway Fundamentals is to bolster students’ proficiency in the prerequisite mathematical skills and understanding, such as basic arithmetic, needed for success in Quantway Core.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are currently under development, but will include at least basic conceptual understandings from arithmetic, algebra, and numeracy.

Materials

This offering consists of an online pool of mini-lessons and practice problems from which faculty can construct their own course (stand-alone or corequisite), depending on their desired learning objectives and student needs.

Implementation

This offering is designed to be flexible. For example, it could be administered as:

  1. a stand-alone, prerequisite course to Quantway Core, with 1-3 contact hours, or
  2. a corequisite taught in conjunction with Quantway Core, with 1-3 contact hours.

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