For people who want to learn or teach mathematics on the basis of reason …
Contents of "Integrated A2DC"
The propaganda for the integrated sequence will come later. Right now this is just to access
- the longitudinal study that was done at my institution which is the basis for my assertion that less than 1% of the students entering Arithmetic pass Differential Calculus.
- a "What if" spreadsheet that allows you to enter whatever pass rates you think one can reasonably expect for each of the courses in an integrated three semester sequence and compare them with those of the preceding document so as to assess the effect of the sheer length of the traditional sequence as opposed to that of a three semesters integrated sequence.
Here is the article version of Making Sense of Mathematics: A Faster and Surer Pathway for Developmental Students? a presentation on the subject that I gave on January 11 at my school, Community College of Philadphia and as an encore on February 16. And here is the presentation itself.