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Course Number:
CG 58
Course Title:
Math Literacy Success
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Explores attitudes, emotions and barriers towards math. Covers learning strategies to enhance math success, including math focused study skills, anxiety reduction techniques, learning styles, and more. Includes strategies for developing motivation and persistence for math class preparation and test taking.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Develop identity as individuals who can successfully learn math concepts.
  2. Identify and employ strategies (i.e. test taking, study schedule, learning styles, etc) to prepare for and succeed in math courses.
  3. Recognize impact of attitudinal and emotional responses, motivation, and anxiety to math. 

Course Activities and Design

Outcome 1: Develop identity as individuals who can successfully learn math concepts.

Possible Activities:
1.Explore concept of “math identity”

2.Identify negative internalized beliefs around math and success in math courses/careers

3.Develop ways to create a positive “math identity”

Outcome 2: Identify and employ strategies (i.e. test taking, study schedule, learning styles, etc) to prepare for and succeed in Math courses.

Possible Activities:
1.Create a math study schedule

2.Track hours spent on math study and homework, rate level of concentration and comprehension for each study session

3.Procrastination reduction strategies activity

4.Develop test preparation plan and strategies

Outcome 3: Increase awareness and impact of attitudinal and emotional responses, including motivation to math.

Possible Activities:
1.Administer pre and post assessment focused on thoughts, feelings, images, and attitudes towards math.

2.Weekly journals on attitudinal and emotional responses to math.

3.Engage in ways to shift thoughts in order to increase calmness and confidence in regard to math.

4.Apply self-regulated learning concepts.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Administer pre and post assessment focused on thoughts, feelings, images, and attitudes towards math and science.
  2. Identify  effective math study strategies and create personal math study plan.
  3. Create math study schedule and approach to organizing math study sessions.
  4. Write weekly journals on attitudinal and emotional responses to math.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes

Math identity

Math motivation

Effective study strategies for math    

Concepts

Procrastination

Self-regulated learning

Test preparation/taking

Issues

Rigorous study

Concentration skills

Negative attitudes and thoughts about math

Self-confidence

Skills

Identify negative internal beliefs

Create math study schedules

Develop test preparation plans/strategies

Apply learning concepts in math course work