The Proposal of the KCTCS Math Curriculum Development Committee by knowledgegod

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									The Proposal of the KCTCS Math Curriculum Development Committee
The KCTCS Math Curriculum Development Committee, in its current incarnation, began its work on November 21, 2002. The mandate of the committee, as stated in the Team Charter, is: “Develop seamless curricula to meet the needs of all KCTCS learners (Associate in Applied Science degree curricula, Associate in Arts curriculum, Associate in Science degree curriculum) for employability and for a seamless transition between programs.” The committee’s proposal is our attempt to simplify the KCTCS mathematics course offerings by creating courses that meet the needs of the academic programs and by creating a more consistent course numbering system. This ongoing project has gone through several phases. The committee began its efforts with a research and informationgathering phase in an attempt to determine our current situation and discover the flaws in our current scheme of course offerings. In the next phase, we analyzed the data from the previous phase and attempted to organize the work necessary to correct the redundancies, overlaps and inconsistencies that were discovered. Finally, in the last phase, we implemented the plan agreed upon in the previous phase. This proposal is the best attempt of math faculty representing every KCTCS district to accomplish the mission of the committee. Throughout the process, decisions were made through consensus of the group, where possible, and through majority vote where consensus could not be achieved.

A simple examination of the current KCTCS catalog reveals glaring inconsistencies in the prefix/numbering system for KCTCS math courses. One finds KCTCS math courses with MAH prefixes, MTH prefixes, and MT prefixes. We recommend the prefix MT for all our courses. One finds course numbering that in no way reflects the relative levels of difficulty of the course content. To order the courses by level of difficulty, we examined the competencies contained in each course and ranked them by level of difficulty. We then mapped the courses into a numbering scheme that is consistent with the rules of the system but has the additional advantage of differentiating between courses satisfying AAS degrees only and courses that are, traditionally, accepted as transfer courses. We recommend the following numbering scheme for KCTCS math courses: 000-099 for developmental math courses, 100-139 for math courses that may satisfy AAS degree requirements only, and 140-299 for math courses traditionally accepted as transfer courses.

A comparison of the course competencies in KCTCS math courses reveals considerable overlap between courses and, in some cases, outright redundancy. In order to alleviate this problem, we decided to rebuild our courses from the bottom up. The committee created eleven (11) new MT courses that cover the same content that is currently covered in nineteen (19) MAH, MTH, or MA courses. The committee recommends dropping twenty-two (22) MAH and MTH courses and MA 108 from KCTCS inventory of mathematics courses. The following courses should be dropped: MA 108, MAH 060, 065, 070, 083, 080, 121, 151, 125, 144, 145 and MTH 100, 101, 110, 120, 130, 150, 160, 170, 175, 199, 200, 201. The committee is submitting five (5) minor revisions for MAH 075, MAH 100, MAH 080, MT 107 and MT 109. The following tables summarize the proposal.

Proposed Course*
MT 050** Dev. Math Workshop MT 055** Pre-Algebra MT 065** Basic Algebra w/Measurement MT 075*** Pre-College Geometry MT 100*** College Algebra Workshop MT 105** Business Math. MT 110** Applied Math. MT 115** Technical Math. MT 120** Intermediate Algebra w/Applications MT 122*** Intermediate Algebra: A Functional Approach MT 125** Technical Algebra.& Trigonometry MT 139** AAS Mathematics Application: (Topic) MT 145*** Contemporary College Mathematics MT 150*** College Algebra MT 155** Trigonometry

Credit
1-2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 1-3 3 3 3

Prereq. Course
MT 055 MT 055

Replaces…
MAH 065, MTH 199 MAH 060, MTH 100 MAH 070, MTH 110, MAH 075 MAH 100

MT 065 MT 065 MT 065 MT 065 MT 065 MT 065

MAH 121 MAH 151 MAH 125, MTH 120, 130,150 MAH 083, MA 108, MTH 160 MAH 080 MTH 170,175

MT 120 MT 120 or 125 MT 120 or 125

MT 107 MT 109

MT 190** Mathematics Workshop 1–2 * Within this scheme, the numbering of the courses is somewhat arbitrary but the ordering of the courses is not arbitrary. ** New courses ***Minor Course Changes

MT 105, MT 110, MT 115, and MT 125 were created to satisfy suggested categories of AAS programs. The table below indicates the correspondence between the categories of AAS degree programs and the new courses.

Category of AAS program Course designed for those programs
Business Health and Human Services Service Occupations Electronics/Electrical MT 105 MT 110 MT 115 MT 125

It is the intention of the committee that the UK (MA prefix) courses that are currently being taught by KCTCS colleges be mapped into the new numbering system (with their content essentially unchanged). The Math Curriculum Committee intends the following numbering as a future proposal. In almost every case, these changes will be minor course revisions to assign a new number to an existing course.

Proposed Course*
MT 160 Anal.Geom.& Trig. MT 165 Finite Mathematics and Its Applications MT 170 Elementary Calculus and Its Applications MT 175 Calculus I

Credit
4 3 3 4

Prereq. Course
MT 120 or 125 MT 150 MT 150 MT 150&155 or MT 160 MT 175

Replaces…
MA 110 MA 162 MA 123 MA 113

MT 180 Calculus II 4 MA 114 MT 190 Mathematics 1-2 MA 193,194 Workshop MT 205 Mathematics for 3 MT 150 MA 201 Elementary Teachers I MT 206 Mathematics for 3 MT 205 MA 202 Elementary Teachers II MT 210 Geometry for Middle 3 MT 170 or MT MA 241 School Teachers 175 MT 215 Calculus III 4 MT 180 MA 213 MT 220 Differential Equations 3 MT 215 MA 214  Within this scheme, the numbering of the courses is somewhat arbitrary but the ordering of the courses is not arbitrary.

The following pages represent a matrix crossover of the various AAS degree programs and what mathematic course is being used for the particular program at the present time. We recommend the substitution of the new math course in the third column for each program. However, this would be the responsibility of all program coordinators to make the final selection of the appropriate math course for their program. AAS Degree Program Mathematics Course Crossover Matrix Allied Health and Nursing EXISTING COURSE REPLACED BY Clinical Laboratory Technician MAH 151 or Higher MT 110 Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Health Information Technology “Mathematics Course” MA 109 or MT 109 MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 MA 109 and MA 112 or MA 110 MAH 121or MAH 151 MA 109 or MT 109 MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 MT 150 MT 110 MT 150 MT 150 MT 155 MT 160 MT 105 MT 110 MT 150 MT 110 MT 150 MT 110 MT 150 MT 110 MT 150 None

Health Physics

Medical Assisting

Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing

Nursing Academic/Career Mobility MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 Occupational Therapy Assistant MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 or MATH 105 Gen Ed Course Embedded (PHA 220) MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 MA 109 or MT 109

Paramedic Technology Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapist Assistant

None MT 110 MT 150 MT 150

Radiography

Allied Health and Nursing Respiratory Care

EXISTING COURSE MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 EXISTING COURSE Gen Ed Mathematics ( 3 hrs) MAH 121 or MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 MAH 121 or MAH 151 Gen ED Mathematics

REPLACED BY MT 110 MT 150 MT 110 MT 150 REPLACED BY

Surgical Technology

Business Studies Business Technology Medical Office Technology

MT 105 MT 110 MT 150 MT 105 MT 110

Office Systems Technology

Real Estate

Computer Science/Information Technology Computer Information Systems Information Technology Construction Technology Air Conditioning Technology Plumbing Technology Crafts/Visual Communication Commercial Arts Technology Professional Crafts/Potery Education Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Ed MAH 121 or MAH 151 or MT 107 or MA 109 or MT 109 MT 105 MT 110 MT 145 MT 150 MAH 151 Gen Ed Mathematics MT 110 MA 109 or MT 109 Gen Ed Mathematics MT 150 MA 109 or MT 109 MA 109 or MT 109 MT 150 MT 150

Electricity/Electronics/ Engineering/Manufacturing Computer Aided Drafting Electrical Technology (All Options)

EXISTING COURSE Gen Ed Mathematics MTH 150 and MTH 160 or MA 109 or MT 109 MTH 150 and MTH 170 or MA 109 or MT 109

REPLACED BY

MT 115 MT 120 MT 150 MT 115 MT 125 MT 150 MT 150 MT 160 MT 155 MT 065 MT 115 MT 150 MT 115 MT 120 MT 150

Electronics Technology (All Options)

Industrial and Engineering Technology MA 109 or MT 109 MA 110 or MA 112 if MA 110 is not taken Industrial Maintenance Technology MTH 110 and MTH 120 or MA 109 or MT 109 MTH 150 and MTH 160 or MA 109 or MT 109

Instrumentation and Process Control Technology

Environmental, Protection, and Natural Resources Agricultural Technology MAH 121 or MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109 Gen Ed Mathematics Gen Ed Mathematics Gen Ed Math (except MA 201 and MA 202) Gen Ed Mathematics MT 105 MT 110 MT 150

Criminal Justice Fire/Rescue Science Technology Forest and Wood Technology Horticulture Human Services Culinary Arts (All Options) Human Services (All Options)

Gen Ed Mathematics Gen Ed Mathematics

Technology Apprenticeship Technology (All Options)

EXISTING COURSE MTH 100 or MTH 120 or MAH 125 or MTH 130 or MTH 150 or MTH 160 MAH 125 Gen Ed Mathematics Gen Ed Mathematics MA 110 MA 109 or MT 109 and MA 112 MA 109 or MT 109 MAH 151 or MA 109 or MT 109

REPLACED BY MT 055 MT 115 MT 120 MT 115

Automotive Technology Aviation Maintenance Technology Diesel Technology (All Options) Industrial Chemical Technology

MT 160 MT 150 MT 155 MT 150 MT 110 MT 150

Quality Technology Surveying and Mapping Technology


								
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