Date: Mar 31, 2012 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: Information on New Models for Developmental Math (Pathways; New Life)
I am one of the two AMATYC Liaisons to the Carnege Pathways work, and I am the leader of the New Life project.
So, to answer the first question ... yes,?I 'like' them; both models?will create a much better developmental mathematics program than we have now.
For ths second question, I can only give an incomplete answer (because both models?are multi-dimensional).? The primary outcomes of the models will be better mathematics for our students, while reducing the number of developmental courses they have to take.? Both models also incorporate?the role of professional faculty as the primary resource.? You might poke around on the blog (www.devmathrevival.net (http://www.devmathrevival.net)) ... in particular, there is a page of 'instant presentations' (5 minutes or less) for various aspects of the New Life model.
Hope that helps.
>From Guy Brandenburg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent Fri 3/30/2012 4:12 PM
To Jack Rotman <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject Re: Information on New Models for Developmental Math (Pathways; New Life)
Do you like them, Jack? Or the opposite? What parts do you think are notable?
Guy Brandenburg, Washington, DC?
From: Jack Rotman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 3:05 PM
Subject: Information on New Models for Developmental Math (Pathways; New Life)
If you are interested, there is a quick summary of the two models (Pathways; New Life) on the blog at this address:? http://www.devmathrevival.net/?p=790
The goal of this summary is to provide a quick view of the essential elements for Pathways (Statway, Quantway) and the New Life model.? In the case of New Life, the presentation includes an updated visual image of the model.
[The updated visual image might make it clearer how the New Life model interfaces with placement and the rest of the mathematics curriculum.]
For details on the New Life model, see the wiki at http://dm-live.wikispaces.com
For additional background and presentations, see the blog at www.devmathrevival.net (http://www.devmathrevival.net)
Professor, Mathematics Department
Lansing Community College
(517)483-1079?? email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)