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Mathematics Education Task Force Report - November, 2002
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CHALLENGE At the direction of Chancellor J. Michael Mullen, Dr. Bruce Flack, Director of Academic Affairs of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, appointed members to the West Virginia Mathematics Task Force in December 2001.
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Issues Appropriate mathematics skills for entering college students Appropriate entry-level college course(s) for: Students needing calculus in their programs Students who do not need calculus Appropriate math content in teacher certification programs
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Controversial Issues Happy are they who work with others that use the stones and rocks they hold to build a collaborative foundation rather than to throw them at each other creating more rubble.
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APPOINTED MEMBERS Barbara Crist, WVU Institute of Technology Elizabeth Frye, Task Force Chair, Fairmont State College Murrel Hoover,WVDE Suda Kunyosying,Shepherd College Larry Lamb, Mathematics Coordinator, WVDE Robert Mayes ,West Virginia University Carol Perry Director, Marshall University Community & Technical College Laura Pyzdrowski, West Virginia University Judith A. Silver, Marshall University Mark W. Stotler, Higher Education Policy Commission
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VOLUNTEER MEMBERS Wayne Akey, West Virginia State College Judy E. Carney, West Liberty State College Mark Goldstein,WV Northern Community College Victor Hughes, III, Shepherd College Huey Miin Lee, Salem International University Lucie T. Refsland, Bluefield State College, Greenbrier Community College Center Melinda Sanders, Southern WV Community and Technical College
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Task I: To recommend appropriate mathematics skills for entering college students Subcommittee Members: Laura Pyzdrowski (Chair) Barbara Crist Carol Perry Mark Goldstein
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Summary of Recommendations from Subcommittee I Four mathematics courses to graduate from high school - one per year. Include: Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. Students contemplating higher education should begin the study of Algebra I no later than ninth grade.
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Summary of Recommendations from Subcommittee I Liberal arts/business major - senior year course promoting algebraic thinking skills. Majors that require the college algebra/calculus sequence - successfully complete trigonometry and pre-calculus.
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Summary of Recommendations from Subcommittee I Seamless Pathway: Reflect standards-based recommendations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematics Association of America, and the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges.
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Summary of Recommendations from Subcommittee I An on-going math forum should be developed which brings together mathematicians, mathematics educators, administrators, and professional support staff from both higher education and the K- 12 community.
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