Teaching Seminar

Title:  What is fundamental mathematical knowledge/reasoning/skills?

Speaker: Discussion

Abstract: We will discuss the nature of mathematics required to succeed in all undergraduate courses, mathematics and otherwise. This is the set of computational fluencies and reasoning skills that are prerequisites for any course. Are these the typical "college and career ready" guidelines? Do they include arithmetic skills? college algebra? statistical understanding? geometry? These requirements will vary depending on whether students are STEM majors or non-STEM majors. Do our incoming students possess these skills? Clearly there are some who are deficient. Should we design a special course to meet these needs? Or remediation? Or better placement tests?