NFCC offers NEW Basic Mathematics Redesign CourseFeb 25th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Education, Front Page
MADISON, FL –North Florida Community College is offering a new Basic Mathematics Redesign course, which is already becoming popular among NFCC students. The new computer-based course offers student’s self-paced learning through web-assisted software called MyMathLab. NFCC was one of five colleges in Florida to receive funding from the state through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the redesign project.
NFCC’s Basic Mathematics course was redesigned using student-centered coursework, which incorporates new teaching strategies, technology, tutoring, and individual and group learning. Basic Mathematics is a refresher to refine and develop basic mathematical skills. The course provides instruction and practice in computation involving the following: arithmetic with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, ratio and proportion, operations with integers and percents and applications of all of the previous.
The goal of the redesign is to encourage students to take an active role in their own learning; giving them freedom to learn at their own pace through activities most suited to their particular learning styles. The redesign is based upon NCAT’s Emporium Model of instruction, replacing classroom lectures with a learning resource center model featuring interactive computer software and on-demand personal assistance from faculty and peer tutors. NFCC’s Learning Resource Center is available five days per week and staffed with peer tutors for a wide range of hours allowing students to work at their convenience.
Students looking to enroll in NFCC’s Basic Mathematics Redesign course must get the instructor’s approval prior to registration. For more information, contact NFCC Redesign Course Coordinator and Instructor Efrain Bonilla at (850) 973-1718 or email@example.com.