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Math Pathways Geared Toward Student Success

Lone Star College-KingwoodLone Star College-Kingwood is looking into innovative ways to tailor core subjects based on a student’s degree plan.

In collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, LSC-Kingwood was selected as one of nine co-development partners to bring the national New Mathways Project (NMP) to Texas.  The project develops math pathways based on a student’s degree plan and career choice instead of funneling all students through a college algebra pathway.

“This project is important because it will help students focus on their individual careers and allow them to complete their math requirements more quickly, thus saving time and money,” said Dr. Stephanie Doyen, math professor and department chair at LSC-Kingwood.

NMP accelerates a student’s progress through developmental and credit mathematics coursework and links a student success course with the math foundations curriculum. The project initially provides a Statway (statistics) pathway for students to be followed by a Quantway (liberal arts) pathway. Currently, students are on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) path but through NMP, students can take a math most applicable to their career or degree.

Recruitment for the Statway pathway, starting in fall 2013, is underway. The Quantway pathway will be implemented in 2014-2015.

Interested students are encouraged to speak with an advisor to see if the statistics pathway is right for them. For more information, email Doyen at Stephanie.R.Doyen@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.