Course Content and Outcome Guide for MTH 15 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
MTH 15
Course Title:
Conquering Math Anxiety
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Course Description

How to manage anxiety and stress about mathematics. Personal development gives instruction in methods for dealing with excessive math anxiety. Relaxation techniques are demonstrated. Includes study skills information concerning the best ways to study and to change the perception of math anxiety.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Utilize strategies for success in approaching mathematics
2. Demonstrate positive test-taking skills
3. Recognize emotions that trigger anxiety regarding mathematics
4. Implement strategies to control anxiety
5. Exhibit behaviors that enhance student success.

Course Activities and Design

In-class time is primarily lecture, group activities, class discussion, and some practical math skill applications.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures will be discussed during the first day of class. The grading will be on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Assessment must include:

1.   Attendance

2.   At least one writing assignment and,

3.   May include at least one of the following additional measures:

           a.   In-class activities

           b.   Portfolios

           c.   Individual student conference

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Organizational skills
2. Homework strategies
3. Teamwork concepts
4. Anxiety reduction
5. Test-taking strategies
6. College resources
1. Group interaction and dynamics
2. Recognize what anxieties are
3. Self-awareness of personal anxiety
4. Relaxation techniques
5. Time management
6. Study skills
7. Completing homework assignments