# Math X Program

(Retiring Fall 2017. Replaced with the Math Emporium.)

**Quick links to:**

Math X Orientation (this is a pdf of the first day orientation power point) |

## Welcome to the Math X Program!

### Why Take A Course in Math X?!

In this program students have the ability to complete their basic skills math courses in a personalized mode. The Math X mode allows students to:

- self-accelerate through the material
- decide on when they are ready to take a test
- take the length of time they need when testing (within the hours of operation)

### How is Math X different from other modes?

** Mastery Learning**The Math X Program is a

**program. It requires you prove that you have mastered the material by passing each chapter exam and/or quiz with a score of 80% or better, before proceeding to the next chapter. Students are given three attempts to pass each exam and/or quiz, with guided remediation in-between attempts.**

*Mastery Learning*Math X Mode | Lecture Mode | |
---|---|---|

Students choose the dates and times of their exams | Exam dates and times are fixed | |

All homework must be completed before attempting a test | Usually, homework does not have to be completed prior to taking a test | |

Three attempts to pass a test | One attempt to pass a test | |

Personalized review and support between attempts | Little revisiting of the concepts |

**Why is this important?**

In Math X students:

- take tests when they are ready
- continue on to new material prepared to be successful
- build on their knowledge instead of struggling just to get by
- develop confidence in their mathematical skills

**Math X mode vs. Lecture mode**

In Math X mode there is no lecture. Students are supported in their learning by an instructor, an instructional assistant and, sometimes, a Math X tutor. In addition, students use web-based instructional software which includes a number of built-in support features.

Math X Mode | Lecture Mode | |
---|---|---|

Flexible pacing | Instructor determines the pacing | |

Students determine how much time they need to spend on a concept before moving on | Students may have to move forward before fully grasping a concept |

**Why is this important?**

In Math X students:

- can move at a slower or faster pace and adjust their work pace when work or family needs intervene
- can spend more time on difficult concepts and work quickly through concepts they understand well
- are more apt to be successful when they do not have to move on before understanding basics

### Committing to Success

We commend you for your commitment to enroll in our Math X Program. Commitment to learning is vital to your success in this program. A learning brain requires focus, attention and motivation, according to psychologists.

### To be successful in the Math X program students should:

- attend every class
- work diligently on homework and lab assignments
- construct a good working relationship with their instructor and instructional assistant
- take full advantage of all support resources
- commit to learning

For more information about LPC campus support services for students in mathematics classes, click here.

*“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” Abigail Adams, 1780*