The Schools of Academic Advancement and Arts and Sciences are offering a different delivery model for mathematics called CAM Math (Computer Assisted Modular Math). We are excited about this alternative option for students and believe that it can make the math experience a better fit for each individual student. CAM Math uses software to guide students through the early math courses that prepare them for their program and transfer level math. Currently there are two CAM Math courses being offered:
CAM Math Topics in Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra
Cam Math Topics in Elementary Algebra
What is different about the CAM Math Classes and Traditional Classes
CAM Math uses computer software to work through modules at a flexible pace
Individual instruction provided by faculty during class
Less lecture, more guided practice
How will the class be organized/ what will instruction look like?
Students attend classes as scheduled (4 hours per week)
Material is customized, based on what you already know
Software includes videos, Power Points, homework, and practice tests
At least 4-5 hours of homework expected per week
Module tests taken on computer during class time
Who should take the class?
Students who have a math Compass score of:
Pre-Algebra 1 -42 for CAM Math Topics in Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra
Pre-Algebra 43-99 or Algebra 1-39 for CAM Math Topics in Elementary Algebra
Independent and self-motivated learners
Comfort with and access to a computer and internet are essential
What about students who struggle and do not complete all of the modules?
All work is saved and carried over to the next term. Students pick up where they left off.
Six week terms give the students more opportunities to enter and exit the courses
What books/materials are needed for these courses?
Students purchase access to My Math Lab software, which includes an electronic textbook
There are no additional costs
Are students required to have a computer and internet access at home?
A home computer and broadband connection are strongly recommended
Students who do not have computer access are held to the same standards