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Placement Documents and Information

 

Math Pathways Resources

 

Non-Course-Based Option (NCBO)

NCBO stands for Non-Course Based Option and apply to developmental education courses and is designed to more effectively and efficiently prepare students for college-level work.  This intervention is not a compressed course; it usually incorporates non-standard meeting dates and times and delivers accelerated instruction focusing primarily on outcomes not previously demonstrated.  At Lone Star College - Kingwood, the ALEKS software is used for NCBO courses.

 

Community College Transfer Information

 

Course Descriptions and SLO's

 

Types of Courses Software

ConnectMath and ConnectMath with ALEKS Prep

ConnectMath is used in the following courses: MATH 0306 (PreAlgebra), MATH 0308 (Introductory Algebra), MATH 0310 (Intermediate Algebra), MATH 1314 (College Algebra), and MATH 1342 (Statistics).  ALEKS Prep is used in all of these courses, with the exception of MATH 0306 (PreAlgebra) and MATH 1342 (Statistics).  More information on ALEKS Prep can be found in the ALEKS section below.
 
ConnectMath is a traditional online homework system containing algorithmically-generated assignments with questions from the textbook and may be structured in the way most conducive to the instructor's course schedule (by chapter, section, test, etc.).  The links below provide more information on ConnectMath.

ConnectMath Resources

 
SmartBook access is included in ConnectMath (instructors may choose to make this available).  It is an interactive e-book coupled with an adaptive reading experience, tailoring cntent to students' individual needs.  The links below provide more information on SmartBook.

SmartBook Resources

SmartBook Overview (video)
Smartbook Reports - Overview (video)

ALEKS

ALEKS stands for Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces.  It is an individualized, adaptive learning tool that is unlike any other online program available today.  ALEKS uses artificial intelligence to determine what a student knows, doesn't know, and is most ready to learn.  ALEKS then creates a personalized learning plan for each student.  Periodic Knowledge Checks are designed to help ensure that students remember what is learned.
 
ALEKS Prep uses the same software engine as ALEKS; however, ALEKS Prep is utilized for review of important prerequisite material. It targets prerequisite knowledge gaps and reinforces mastery of math skills critical to success in a given course.  It is used before the course begins (in an NCBO setting) or during the first six weeks of the course (in conjunction with ConnectMath).

MyMathLab

MyMathLab is used in the following courses: MATH 1316 and MATH 2412 (Trigonometry and Precalculus), Math 1324 (Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences), MATH 1325 (Calculus for Business and Social Sciences), MATH 1332 (Mathematisc for Liberal Arts), MATH 1350 and MATH 1351 (Foundations of Mathematics I and II), and MATH 2318 (Linear Algebra).
 
MyMathLab is a traditional online homework system containing algorithmically-generated assignments with questions from the textbook and may be structured in the way most conducive to the instructor's course schedule (by chapter, section, test, etc.).  The links below provide more information on MyMathLab.
 

TSI Resources

Final Exam Reviews

 

Dual Credit Resources

College Preparatory math courses on a high school transcript must include the following:

(a) a course titled College Preparatory Course Mathematics and 

(b) a minimum grade of 75% or better must be recorded

The service ID College Preparatory Course Mathematics CP111200 CPMAT may ONLY be used for a college preparatory course developed and provided by a district in partnership with at least one institution of higher education.  Pursuant to TEC Section 28.014, these courses must be designed for students at the 12th grade level whose performance on an EOC assessment instrument does not meet college readiness standards or whose performance on coursework, a college entrance examination, or an assessment instrument designated under Section 51.3062(c) indicates that the student is not ready to perform entry-level college coursework.  These college preparatory courses are eligible for state credit on the Foundation High School Program only.