Area Educators Share Information on Missouri Math Pathways

About 100 area mathematics teachers and high school counselors, along with Southeast faculty and staff, attended the Southeast Missouri Regional Math Pathways Symposium Oct. 9 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Math Pathways Task Force was organized in October 2014 under House Bill 1042, and strives to  identify alternative entry-level mathematics courses most effective and beneficial to each academic major. The pathways focus on alternative courses to replace college algebra.

The symposium’s goal was to communicate information about Math Pathways, why the change was needed, how Missouri and the Southeast Region are responding to this need and which math pathways each college and university in the Southeast Region has implemented. It offered an opportunity for ideas and processes to be shared and duplicated.

This event was sponsored by Missouri Department of Higher Education, Southeast’s Department of Mathematics, the Department of Mathematics at Mineral Area College, and the Department of Math, Science, and Social Sciences at Three Rivers College.

*Pictured here is Rusty Monhollon, assistant commissioner of academic affairs at the Missouri Department of Higher Education, who presented on “What’s New in Missouri Math Pathways?”