Every day, new articles are published about improving college math pathways and discovering what type of math is needed by college students to obtain a degree, and how much is necessary. Due to the great interest in college math and its place in the college curriculum, Washington’s colleges will partner with the University of Texas to create pathways through college math that are seamless and rigorous.
Bill Moore, director of K-12 partnerships for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has a favorable view of Washington’s new partnership with the University of Texas’s Dana Center for improving college math pathways. Five states have recently formed a partnership with the university.
The main idea of the partnership is to ensure that college students get the type of math that they need in their specific major.
The New Mathways Project is the Dana Center’s solution which provides choices for students among several different course sequences as determined by their majors. The pathways offer choices in rigorous mathematical studies that are relevant specifically to the student’s field. At present New Mathways is in use by 50 community college systems and 28 universities in Texas, as well as in seven other states.