Liberal Arts Math
Pearson’s Liberal Arts Math webinars offer professional development for educators. Learn more about the sessions below, and read about the speakers on our Math & Stats page.
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What Happens in Class?
Making the content in your liberal arts math course relevant and giving your students hands-on activities can enhance conceptual learning. This presentation will walk participants through ideas for replacing the traditional lecture in the liberal arts math course with engaging instructional activities that are relevant and necessary beyond the classroom. Using a statistics module as the example, we will discuss several ready-to-go activities you can implement in your liberal arts course and shed light on the in-class portion of a flipped classroom model.
Teaching Activity-Based Math Courses to Support Future Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers’ Reasoning and Sense-Making
Sybilla Beckmann, University of Georgia
How can courses for future teachers help them go deeply into the mathematical ideas they will teach? Activity-based courses can support and guide future teachers’ mathematical thinking, providing opportunities for the future teachers to grapple with central mathematical ideas and use these ideas in their reasoning and explanations. Instead of skimming over topics, future teachers engage with problems, discuss them, make sense of them, and explain their solution methods to others. This webinar will provide examples to illustrate how to teach a math course for future teachers that is centered on activities.
MyLab Math in MyLabs Plus Educator Study Reports on Multiple Measures Remediation Program in Gateway Math Courses at Stanly Community College
Brigette Myers, Stanly Community College
North Carolina’s Multiple Measures policy places high school students deemed “college ready” directly into gateway math and English classes. Since the implementation of Multiple Measures, community colleges have faced the challenge of preparing these students for the rigors of college. Stanly Community College created an innovative remediation module that is now delivered at the start of all math gateway classes. Built in MyLab Math, it addresses common student concerns—such as basic algebraic skills—by refreshing students on those core concepts. This webinar explains the placement policy and need for intervention (including achievement data); the process of building the module; examples of student feedback, and data showing the module’s success.
Flip Your Liberal Arts Math Class Without Flipping Out
Liberal arts math courses are rich with real-world problems and applications to students’ own lives. The flipped classroom model is an ideal way to deliberately shift instruction to a learner-centered approach, where in-class time is dedicated to exploring these liberal arts problems and applications in greater depth and creating rich learning opportunities, rather than spending class time on terms and the basic understanding of the concepts. This webinar will walk through the benefits and implementation of a flipped classroom, and suggest solutions that can work well for liberal arts math courses.
Quantitative Reasoning: A Program for Student Success
Eric Gaze, Bowdoin College
In this session, Eric Gaze presents implementation ideas and best practices for creating a new quantitative reasoning course. He also discusses teaching using spreadsheets, even without a computer classroom.