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Math Developmental Studies

After you complete the math portion of the TSI Assessment, we are ready to guide you on your path to success.

If you scored in the developmental math sequence, your starting point is our Math Developmental Studies.

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Step 1: Meet with an advisor

Your major and the institution to which you plan to transfer are 2 factors that help determine the path and courses you will take.

Time is another factor. Some paths let you start taking credit courses early.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss your options. Your advisor will be able to help you make sure you begin the right path and take the correct math courses.

Save time and money by taking the math courses that fit your degree requirements and career plans. The Texas Transfer Inventory may help you identify the courses you need to take.

Step 2:  Determine with your advisor your pathway

TCC offers 2 pathways in math: algebraic and non-algebraic.

You should learn from the meeting with your advisor which mathematics pathway you should take. You will continue in the same path when you take credit math courses.

Non-Algebraic Pathway

If you plan to study in 1 of these areas:

  • Liberal Arts, Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Social Sciences & Social Services
  • Nursing & Health Professions

Credit Course Goal

  • MATH-1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
    or
  • MATH-1342 Elementary Statistics

Algebraic Pathway

If you plan to study in 1 of these areas:

  • Business & Accounting
  • Teaching & Education
  • Science, Engineering, Technology & Math (STEM)

Credit Course Goal

Step 3: Explore Developmental Math options

Co-Requisite Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO)

What is it?

You take an entry-level credit math course and a required NCBO at the same time.

How does it work?

  • Time frame: 1 semester
  • Courses: 1 + NCBO (4–5 credit hours)

NCBO is just-in-time math support that helps prepare you for college-level work, so you will succeed in your math course. You get the help you need when you need it.

You complete both your math course and your NCBO in 1 semester, so you get on track sooner.

Plus, you have the developmental components to support your success in that college-level credit course.

Co-Requisite Developmental Math Course Option

What is it?

You take an entry-level credit math course and a required co-enrollment (co-requisite) developmental math course at the same time.

How does it work?

  • Time frame: 1 semester
  • Courses: 2 (3 credit hours each)

You complete both courses in 1 semester, so you get on track sooner.

Plus, you have the developmental studies co-requisite to support your success in the college-level credit course.

One-at-a-Time Option

What is it?

You start by taking your developmental math course(s). Next, you take your entry-level credit math course(s).

We encourage you to choose one of the other options because you will save both time (a semester) and money.

How does it work?

  • Time frame: 2 semesters
  • Courses: 2 (3 credit hours each)

You take your developmental math course(s) first. Then you take your entry-level credit math course.

This approach takes at least 2 semesters.

Step 4: Explore course formats

Traditional

What is it?

You study in a regular lecture class. Your teacher sets the pace.

How does it work?

You study in an active learning or regular lecture class. Teachers use lecture, modeling, questioning, and active learning techniques to guide you through the coursework.

You generally use math software for homework.

Math Emporium

What is it?

You go to your Developmental Math class and use math software to work at your own pace until you understand each topic. You can skip material you have already mastered. Teachers and tutors are available to help you.

How does it work?

The software you use includes examples, videos of problems being worked, and help. You can to try the homework many times.

Your teacher or tutors are always in the computer lab with you, so you can ask for help whenever you need it.

If you work faster than the class pace, you can finish the course early by taking a test. You can begin the next course in the same semester.

Fast Track

What is it?

You complete 2 back-to-back 8-week developmental math courses in a 16-week semester. You have the same teacher for both classes, and your teacher sets the pace.

How does it work?

You take 1 developmental math course at a time: the first course in the first 8 weeks of the semester and the second course in the last 8 weeks.

You must pass the first section with a grade of C or better to continue on to the second section. 

You will move at a faster pace than you would in traditional courses because the sections are 8-week courses. The benefit of this is that you will complete 2 developmental math courses in 1 semester.

Step 5: Talk to your advisor to choose the course plan that’s right for you

Non-Algebraic Math Pathway

Co-Requisite Developmental Math Course Option

At the same time during 1 semester, take:

  • MATH-0361 Developmental Mathematics I
    and
  • MATH-1332  Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)

or

Co-Requisite Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO)

At the same time during 1 semester, take:

  • MATH-1332  Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
    and
  • MATH-0132  Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO) for Contemporary Math

or

  • MATH-1342  Elementary Statistical Methods
    and
  • MATH-0142  Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO) for Elementary Statistics

or

  • MATH-1342  Elementary Statistical Methods
    and
  • MATH-0242 Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO) for Elementary Statistics

One-at-a-Time

Over at least 2 semesters, take in sequence:

  1. MATH-0361 Developmental Mathematics I
  2. MATH-1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
    or
    MATH-1342 Elementary Statistical Methods

Algebraic Math Pathway

Co-Requisite Developmental Math Course Option

At the same time during 1 semester, take:

  • MATH-0362 Developmental Mathematics II (Intermediate Algebra)
    and
  • MATH-1314 College Algebra

or

  • MATH-0362 Developmental Mathematics II (Intermediate Algebra)
    and
  • MATH-1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

Co-Requisite Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO)

At the same time during 1 semester, take:

  • MATH-1314 College Algebra
    and
  • MATH-0214 Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO) for College Algebra

or

  • MATH-1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences
    and
  • MATH-0224 Non-Course Competency Based Option (NCBO) for Math Business/Social Sciences

One-at-a-Time

Over at least 2 semesters, take in sequence:

  1. MATH-0361 Developmental Mathematics I
  2. MATH-0362 Developmental Mathematics II (Intermediate Algebra)
  3. MATH-1314 College Algebra
    or
    MATH-1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

 

Contact

Northeast Campus

Thomas Kinzeler
817-515-6156
thomas.kinzeler@tccd.edu

Ann Triplett
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Northwest Campus

Gary Garland
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Vicky Gatewood
817-515-7236
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South Campus

Mehrnaz Ghaffarian 
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Catherine Haley 
817-515-4654
catherine.haley@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Degaldra (Gala) Gurley
817-515-3376
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Daniela Kojouharov
817-515-3412
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Trinity River Campus

Kristan Hemingway
817-515-1194
kristan.hemingway@tccd.edu

Updated February 28, 2019