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​Reboot adds up for BCC math department

A new approach to how developmental mathematics are taught at Barton Community College has raised success rates from mediocre to above average, Barton math instructor Brian Howe told college trustees Wednesday.
Howe gave a presentation on the project to “redesign” math courses. Research began in 2011, the pilot was launched in the fall of 2012, and the math department went “all-in” in the fall of 2013.
“We knew intuitively that students weren’t being successful and the data showed it,” Howe’s report noted. Overall pass rates for Basic Algebra and Intermediate Algebra were 48-49 percent — far below the national ...

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