What do we need to do to as a college to help our students to think mathematically?
What tools do our students need to help them learn more effectively and efficiently?
What else is needed to help students successfully complete math and science courses?
How do we ensure students entering the Manitoba labour market have the math skills needed to contribute right now and into the future?
Red River College’s upcoming college-wide Math and Science Project Thinking Mathematically, hosted by the School of Education, Arts, and Sciences, will attempt to answer those questions and more. Thinking Mathematically is a sub-project within the College’s Course-Based Registration (CBR) initiative, a key element of which is the creation of common course offerings in Communication, Math and Science. This too will be one of the main goals of the Thinking Mathematically project.
To date, the project team has been collecting information from program areas around the College as well as reviewing relevant research papers and doing an environmental scan of other educational institutes in Canada. The team is now pulling that data together and creating a framework to take back to the program areas for discussion.
While this is a large undertaking, we are confident that by deploying a strategic, collaborative and methodical approach we will improve math programming and subsequently student success. Ultimately, our goals are to improve student math thinking ability and increase math retention rates at Red River College.
If you’d like to know more about the project, please contact us today.