Full course description
June 8, 2015 - July 27, 2015
While open to anyone interested in refreshing math skills, this course is designed primarily for new or current college students, particularly those who have not completed their college math requirement. It will provide math refresher materials covering a wide range of mathematical concepts.
New college students, or current students with expired math prerequisites, are typically placed in college math courses based on placement exam scores. Students often take these placement exams with minimal preparation or after a long break since their last math class. The study materials in the course will help students prepare for placement exams, and higher scores mean fewer required math courses in college. Students who are currently taking developmental math classes, or who have already taken a placement exam (such as the ACT), can also use these materials to study and then retest, hopefully scoring higher and skipping courses.
The course will also be valuable for anyone who just wants to refresh their math skills, or prepare for a different math exam such as the GRE. The provided study materials are individualized based on a student’s current knowledge. Each student will be provided a customized learning path that maximizes efficiency so that study time is spent where it’s needed most.
Intended Audience: Those preparing for college or looking to improve their basic math skills
Time to complete the course: Variable, based on a student’s current math knowledge and goals
Certificate or digital badge for completing the course: None
Recommended Materials: None
Associate Professor of Developmental Math
Keith White is an Associate Professor of Developmental Mathematics. He has taught developmental math for several years, including numerous online courses. He has presented about numerous topics in developmental math, and enjoys the opportunity to help students be successful in math.