Do students pass math class the first time?

Students usually almost always have to take a math class for whenever they first enter college, usually this leads to them being placed in low level classes where credit is not given.

A way students could improve their math skills is by going to the tutoring center to get tutored for math. Does this always work for students? Not really at all in my own opinion. Colleges and even university’s should offer a way for students to pass their math class the first time around.  My college has a developmental math course starting in the Spring 2011 semester.

It offers a way for students to get used to using our math program, and also to find a way to better improve their math skills in a group classroom where the instructor works with the whole group on how to solve the different problems.

To quote the program information,

“In the Spring 2011 Semester[college name]will run pilot sections (denoted in the schedule with an R) of 070R, 087R, 096R, and 099R.  In the Fall 2011 Semester [college name] will be running all developmental math courses in this redesign format.  The redesigned curriculum will be similar in content to the current courses that we are offering, but we will be implementing a different approach. ”


Here are some of the key details about the redesigned format:

·       ”  Courses will no longer have class time set aside for lecture but instead will utilize a student learning software called MyLabsPlus, which many of you are already familiar with.  This program provides video lectures, online homework and quizzes with immediate feedback, example problems already worked out with explanations, tutorials, and online tutoring as examples of some of the many resources available to students.”

There are more, but it is too long of a list.


Have you passed your math class the first time? What was your grade?


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