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MAT 100 - Math Success Seminar

This course provides a series of interactive experiences that will help students identify the factors blocking their success, and understand and take control of cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions of the learning process.  Learning styles, note taking and study skills specific to mathematics classes are emphasized.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Co-reqruisite:  MAT 090 Foundations for College Mathematics I, MAT 092 Foundations for College Mathematics II or MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry

Credits: 1
1 Class Hour
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Course Objective, Content & Learning Goals:

1.  To understand the three components of the learning process.
2.  To assimilate math information with a feeling of confidence and control.
3.  To process math information and retain it.
4.  To organize math information so that it can be recalled in any format and be applied.
5.  To practice strategies for removing blocks to success.

Behavioral Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate the role of an active learner both in the classroom and as a member of a small study group.
2.  Use the SQ3R methof to read a math textbook.
3.  Organize and prioritize math information using note cards and a two-column notebook.
4.  Use appropriate test taking skills to prepare for and take each test as well as analyze each test after it is graded.
5.  Develop a good time management plan that includes class.

Cognitive Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Discuss the relationships among basic structure of the brain cortex, learning and memory.
2.  Explain, using concepts of brain theory, how study behaviors impact learning.
3.  Recognize their individual learning styles and apply learning strategies that target their strengths.
4.  Categorize questions about math topics according to a hierarchy of levels of thinking.
5.  Formulate questions relevant to math topics at any given level of the thinking process.

Affective Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Recognize and articulate their beliefs about themselves as math learners and the origins of those beliefs.
2.  Use positive self-talk to improve their self-image as math learners.
3.  Identify situations that have led them to avoid math.
4.  Acknowledge areas of deficiency in their math background.
5.  Formulate a workable plan that allows them to take controlof their math learning.

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