Students in the Competency-Based Mathematics program learn the course content by using the software they are provided for the course. If they are taking the course at a Model 1 school, students may also be taught course content during class by their high school math teacher. The math teachers at Model 1 schools are given the freedom to choose how they teach their high school class but all students in the program, in both Model 1 and Model 2, must complete all of the sections on the software that are required for each course and must complete the designated number of exams (3 for College Algebra; 2 for Plane Trigonometry) successfully.
The software’s Instruct mode presents the concepts, definitions, and examples for each lesson similar to how a textbook would but, unlike a textbook, the software also has narration and videos.
The software’s practice mode offers unlimited practice problems with helpful feedback and an Interactive Tutor that lets students view a fully worked-out solution or complete a guided step-by-step process in order to find the solution.
The software’s certify mode is where students complete assigned homework problems. There is a table in the lower part of the screen that shows the number of problems, the number of strikes for incorrect answers, and the maximum number of strikes allowed to pass the certification.If a student earns too many strikes, they must reattempt the certify for that lesson. Students are allowed an unlimited number of attempts to certify. If the computer is connected to the Internet, the student will receive a notice that their certification has been registered and a grade will show up in their Progress Report. If the computer is not connected to the Internet, the student will need to submit the certificate manually on a computer that has Internet access. Students can also save and print the certificate for their records.
MATH 156 College Algebra
Test 1: Covers Hawkes sections 1.1a-b, 1.2a-d, 1.3, 1.5a-b, 1.6, 1.7a, 1.8a, 2.1 and 2.3
Test 2: Covers Hawkes sections 3.1, 3.2a, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 4.1, which include:
Test 3: Covers Hawkes sections 4.2, 4.4, 4.5a, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 10.1, which include:
MATH 157 Plane Trigonometry
Test 1: Covers Hawkes sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5, which include:
Test 2: Covers Hawkes sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 8.1a, which include: