Competency-Based Mathematics Program

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The Competency-Based Mathematics Program at Truman State University puts you in the driver’s seat as you explore College Algebra (Truman’s MATH 156) and Plane Trigonometry (MATH 157), or Precalculus (MATH 186) at your own pace.  Computer-assisted learning methods help you:

  • Master content before proceeding to new topics
  • Retake tests to improve grades and reach proficiency
  • Practice content as much as you need

We Serve All Kinds of High School Learners

School-Based Dual Enrollment Students

The Competency-based Mathematics program primarily serves high schools in Missouri looking for alternative approaches to traditional dual-credit delivery systems.  The CBM system is ideal for small schools, schools without a teacher qualified to teach dual credit under state rules, and schools wanting to improve the overall readiness of their students to advance to higher-level math classes.

Homeschool Dual Enrollment Students

Options for homeschooled students have recently been added to the program and can be offered to students from any states or territories except California and American Samoa.

For more information on this program, select one of the tabs below.

For Schools

For more information, or to begin the process of framing a contract, contact Dr. Kevin Minch, Associate Provost at kminch@truman.edu 660-785-5384, or Professor Vanessa Williams, instructor and CBM coordinator in the Department of Mathematics at vwilliams@truman.edu (660) 785-4090.

Use the links below to explore the program:

For Students and Parents

Competency-Based Mathematics is a program offered by The Institute for Academic Outreach that gives eligible students at participating high schools the opportunity to earn college credit from Truman State University for College Algebra and Plane Trigonometry, as well as Precalculus, at a discounted tuition rate using an innovative software program from Hawkes Learning Systems.

Click the links below to learn more about each part of the program and the procedures you need to follow to enroll.

Step One:  About the Program

Step Two:  Registering for the Program

Step Three:  Software Instructions

Step Four:  Account Setup and Tuition Payments

Step Five:  After Class

Policies & Procedures

The following are policies of the Competency-Based Mathematics Program we frequently get questions about.  For clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 660-785-5384.