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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mastery Math recognized by White House

"The White House has recognized FIU’s Mastery Math model as one of its 150 Commitment to Action for increasing educational outcomes and opportunities for Hispanic students." inform Ayleen Barbel Fattal.

Photo: FIU News

FIU has committed more than $5.5 million to improve retention of more than 7,000 Hispanic students annually by redefining the classroom experience for all lower division math courses. Over the next three years, FIU will hire and prepare 12 full-time mathematics instructors and build a computer lab, dedicated to learning introductory mathematics and statistics, which can accommodate up to 200 students at a time.

Photo: Leanne Wells
“With full implementation, our commitment has the potential to positively impact all of the nearly 12,000 students who take undergraduate math courses each year at FIU,” said Leanne Wells, director of the Mastery Math Program.

Throughout higher education, math courses have some of the highest failure rates nationwide. Even though math is a skill nearly every person uses on a daily basis, it has become a significant impediment to degree completion. This reality is what led FIU to create the Mastery Math Program in 2010 — a high-tech, high-touch approach to improving student performance in College Algebra through evidence-based teaching techniques including peer mentoring and a state-of-the-art computer lab.
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Source: FIU News

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