NROC Math

Developmental Math — An Open Program

NROC’s Developmental Math is designed to be used with students striving to meet college entrance requirements. Available in both “standard” and “pre-assessment” versions, the program is designed to direct students to the study needed to close their proficiency gaps. Video, audio, adaptive practice sets, interactive simulations, an integrated textbook, and other instructional approaches engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

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A Portfolio of Learning

This curriculum integrates multiple modes of learning to open the door to mathematical reasoning and critical thinking for a broad range of learners. The learning object architecture allows institutions, instructors and students to adapt the content to different program and learner requirements.

Contents

This program includes nineteen units comprised of 57 lessons and 103 topics. Flexible modules address concepts and skills for Arithmetic, Beginning Algebra and Intermediate Algebra, including basic Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry topics.

Download a full Table of Contents.

AVAILABLE MODULES:

Arithmetic with Geometry and Statistics Topics

Beginning Algebra

Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry Topics

I. Whole Numbers
II. Fractions and Mixed Numbers
III. Decimals
IV. Ratios, Rates and Proportions
V. Percents
VI. Measurement
VII. Geometry
VIII. Statistics
IX. Real Numbers
X. Solving Equations and Inequalities
XI. Exponents and Polynomial
XII. Factoring
XIII. Graphing
XIV. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
XV. Rational Expressions
XVI. Radical Expressions and Quadratic Equations
XVII. Functions
XVIII.   Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
XIX. Trigonometry

This project made possible with the financial support of:



Contributors

We extend our thanks to the students, instructors and administrators from the following institutions, who have participated in focus groups, early pilots*, or contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project. Click here for a full listing of the project contributors.

  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Baltimore City Community College
  • *Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education
  • Bates Technical College
  • Bellevue Community College
  • *Berkeley Adult School
  • Black Hawk College
  • *Brookhaven College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Broward Community College
  • *Butler Community College
  • Cascadia Community College
  • *Central Piedmont Community College
  • *Chattanooga State Community College
  • City Colleges of Chicago District
  • *Clark Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Clover Park Tech College
  • Coastline Community College
  • Colorado Community Colleges Online
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • *Community College of Denver
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Communtiy College of Southern Nevada
  • Cornish College
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Daemen College
  • Daley College
  • De Anza College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Durham Technical and Community College
  • Eastfield College
  • Edmonds Community College
  • El Centro College
  • Excelsior College
  • Front Range Community College
  • Green River Community College
  • *Grrizzly Challenge Charter
  • Grossmont College
  • Harold Washington College
  • Highline Community College
  • Howard Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • *Inner City Education Foundation
  • Iowa Community College Online Consortium
  • Iowa Department of Education
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Iowa State University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • *Jacksonville State University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Kennedy-King College
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Lake Washington Technical College
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Lamar Community College
  • Lyndon State College
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Malcom X College
  • *Medgar Evers College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Monroe Community College
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan Community College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Tech Community College
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Northwest Iowa Community College
  • Oklahoma City Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pellissippi State Technical and Community College
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • *Pierce College
  • *Pierpont Community and Technical College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Pima Community College
  • *Placer Union School District
  • *Portland Community College
  • Prairie State College
  • *PrepNet Schools
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Queensborough Community College
  • Rasmussen College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • *Reg 16 Adult Basic Education
  • *Renton Technical College
  • Richland College
  • *Saint Louis Community College
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Community College District
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Jacinto College
  • Sauk Valley Community College
  • *Scottsdale Community College
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • *Sinclair Community College
  • South Seattle Community College
  • South Texas College
  • Southwestern College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • *St. Johns School District
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Tarrant County College – Northwest
  • Tarrant County College – South
  • Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • *Texas State Technical College
  • The Community College of Baltimore County
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Trinidad State Junior College
  • Truman College
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Union County College
  • *University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • *University of New Mexico at Los Alamos
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Winona State University
  • Wright College
  • *Youngstown State University

Ivy Tech is contextualizing NROC's Developmental Math - An Open Program as a way to address math remediation needs for career and technical program students.

By taking advantage of Rasmussen's free, non-credit, pre-enrollment Math Prep Experience, students are able to save both time and money.

Renton's returning adult students enrolled in a career training program appreciate the way the program helps them remember math and relates to real life.

Jacksonville State instructors find the NROC materials to easy to use, and the students who use them achieved at a higher level than the others.

The NROC math content is a great addition to the variety of resources Chattanooga State offers its students through their Academic Support Services.

Central Piedmont's current Developmental Math reform efforts include contextualizing and diversifying instructional delivery approaches.

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  • Ivy Tech Community College, INIvy Tech is contextualizing NROC's Developmental Math - An Open Program as a way to address math remediation needs for career and technical program students.... read more
  • Rasmussen College, MNBy taking advantage of Rasmussen's free, non-credit, pre-enrollment Math Prep Experience, students are able to save both time and money. ... read more
  • Renton Technical College, WARenton's returning adult students enrolled in a career training program appreciate the way the program helps them remember math and relates to real life.... read more
  • Jacksonville State University, ALJacksonville State instructors find the NROC materials to easy to use, and the students who use them achieved at a higher level than the others.... read more
  • Chattanooga State Community College, TNThe NROC math content is a great addition to the variety of resources Chattanooga State offers its students through their Academic Support Services.... read more
  • Central Piedmont Community College, NCCentral Piedmont's current Developmental Math reform efforts include contextualizing and diversifying instructional delivery approaches. ... read more
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    Developmental Math — An Open Program:
    Pilot Profile and Case Study

    Ivy Tech Community College, IN

    Total Full-Time Enrollment: 72,000 over 25+ campuses

    LMS and LOR: Blackboard 9.1 (NROC-hosted Moodle for pilot)

    http://www.ivytech.edu/

    Contact: Melissa Ball, Foundations Instructor, Ivy Institute

    Pilot Details

    Number of Students: 20

    Teacher Online Experience: 1 year

    Launch Date: Sept 2012

    Tagged with:

    College PrepContextualizationRemediationSelf-paced

    Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution serving nearly 200,000 students. They chose to pilot NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program in the Fall of 2012 as a way to address the math remediation needs of their Automotive and Welding program students. Students work on the NROC Developmental Math program independently, in a computer lab, for 90 minutes Monday through Friday, with instructor assistance available.

     

    Watch Ivy Tech instructor Melissa Ball’s Ignite! session video to learn how Ivy Tech used NROC math resources to contextualize math for their Welding and Automotive students.

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    Developmental Math — An Open Program:
    Pilot Profile and Case Study

    Rasmussen College, MN

    Student Enrollment: 6,000 Full-time and 9,500 Part-time as of Spring 2012

    LMS and LOR: Transitioning from Angel to Moodle (NROC-hosted Moodle for pilot)

    http://www.rasmussen.edu/

    Contact: Brooks Doherty, Dean of General  Education

    Pilot Details

    Number of Students Participating in Pilot: 25

    Launch Date: October 2012

    Tagged with:

    Online Independent StudyPre-Enrollment Brush-Up

    Rasmussen College, founded in 1900 in St. Paul, Minnesota, today includes 24 campuses around the country and more than 40 diverse online degree programs available to students around the   globe.

    Rasmussen began piloting NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program in Fall 2012 with their Math Prep Experience. This new program is a free, pre-enrollment path for students who need to “brush-up” on their math skills after taking the placement test and before they begin their classes. Students work independently on specific NROC units, and achieving an 80% proficiency level allows them to enroll in a college level math course.

     

     

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    Developmental Math — An Open Program:
    Pilot Profile and Case Study

    Renton Technical College, WA

    Student Enrollment during 2010-2011 school year: 11,675
    LMS and LOR: Desire2Learn (NROC-hosted Moodle for pilot)
    http://www.rtc.edu/
    Contact: Marty Cooksey,
    Math Instructor

    Pilot Details

    Number of Students: 2011-2012: Total of 53 students - 35 in 3 sections of Fundamentals of Mathematics, 18 in Business Math for Legal Assistant Program
    Teacher Online Experience: 7 years
    Launch Date: September 2011

    Tagged with:

    Classroom-Based InstructionEmporium ModelIndividualizationSelf-pacedTechnology Classroom

    Renton Technical College provides training or retraining for those seeking marketable job skills or upgrading current skills. Specialized programs allow students with or without high school credentials to enter at numerous times, progress in accordance with individual aptitudes, and complete low-cost training making job entry and success possible.

    During 2011 and continuing into 2012, Renton has been running several pilot sections using NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program. Students used the course in an emporium lab setting and worked independently.  An instructor is available to provide individualized assistance as needed.

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    Developmental Math — An Open Program:
    Pilot Profile and Case Study

    Jacksonville State University, AL

    Full-time Student Enrollment during 2011: 9,013

    LMS and LOR: NROC-hosted Moodle for pilot
    http://www.jsu.edu/
    Contact: Jan Case, Professor of Mathematics

    Pilot Details

    Number of Students: Fall 2011: 41 students in developmental math at junior college; Spring 2012: 28 students in entry level mathematics courses in the mathematics department and 40 students in a developmental mathematics course; Summer 2012: 19 students in developmental math course.
    Teacher Online Experience: 1-5 years
    Launch Date: August 2011

    Tagged with:

    Flipped ClassroomLearning ServicesMainly rural studentsMany first generation college studentsOnline Independent Study with teacher assistance availableTeachers with little online teaching experienceTraditional college age students (18-25)

    Jacksonville State University (JSU)  is a regional university serving northeast Alabama on a 459-acre campus with 59 buildings and multiple locations. Many of their students are low-income, from rural areas and are first generation college students.

    In recent years, JSU has seen an increased enrollment in developmental mathematics classes and poor success rates, so they were looking for ways to help their students do better. They joined the NROC Developmental Math pilot in August 2011 with plans to use the program as a supplement to existing curriculum materials.

    Watch instructor Scott Beckett’s Ignite! session video to learn how Jacksonville State University used NROC math resources to flip the classroom.

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    Developmental Math — An Open Program:
    Pilot Profile and Case Study

    Chattanooga State Community College, TN

    Student Enrollment: 11,500
    LMS and LOR: NROC-hosted Moodle for pilot
    http://www.chattanoogastate.edu/
    Contact: Judy Lowe, Assistant Vice President-Distributed Education & Multi Media

    Pilot Details

    Number of Students: 41 +
    Teacher Online Experience: 1-5 years
    Launch Date: August 2012

    Tagged with:

    Accelerated CourseCompetency-based LearningIndividualizedOpen EnrollmentPlacement Exam PrepSelf-paced

    Chattanooga State is a regionally accredited educational institution. Their mission is to transform the lives of individuals and develop the capacities of the business and industrial communities through technical and postsecondary education.

    In August of 2012 Chattanooga began a pilot of NROC Developmental Math–An Open Program to provide support for students preparing for the COMPASS placement exam.

    Watch an updated recording of the NROC webinar on Using NROC Math to Prepare for College Placement Exams with Judy Lowe of Chattanooga State Community College.

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    Developmental Math — An Open Program:
    Pilot Profile and Case Study

    Central Piedmont Community College, NC

    Full-time Student Enrollment: 14,000
    LMS and LOR: NROC-hosted Moodle for pilot
    http://www.cpcc.edu/
    Contact: Shana Neely, Program Coordinator, Mathematics

    Pilot Details

    Number of Students: 37
    Teacher Online Experience: 1-7 years
    Launch Date: September 2012

    Tagged with:

    Blended/Hybrid LearningCourse CustomizationFlipped Classroom

    Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been part of the Charlotte, NC, landscape for 50 years and has six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County. They serve a largely urban population of traditional college age students and returning adults in career transition. They began piloting NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program with a blended classroom approach as part of exploring options for Developmental Math course redesign.

    Learn how two Central Piedmont students are using the NROC Developmental Math program.

    Watch this video created by Bruce Johnson of Central Piedmont Community College highlighting their Developmental Math reform efforts.

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    Professional Development resources for NROC Developmental Math — An Open Program include both printed instructor guides and video teaching tips for each unit of the course. You may register to review samples within the full course preview.

    Here is the overview of the course:

    NROC Developmental Math — Instructor Orientation from Ruth Rominger on Vimeo.