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Just came across some new Math software, Hawkes
Learning Systems. It has programs with web based
management for Basic Math through Statistics.

Check out http://www.haskeslearning.com

Lucy MacDonald

--- "Kitcey, Barbara" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Part of our developmental math time is spent in the
> computer lab. We
> have tried several programs, including Carnegie
> Learning, ALEKS, and are
> now using ilrn. There have been issues with every
> program we have tried.
> To date, the ALEKS program seemed to be the best
> match for our students.
> We had to make a change, however, because our
> administration had
> received a lot of student complaints about the cost
> of the program.
> Would you consider Modumath a program that was
> individualized and could
> be used by students in a lab session of the class? I
> have been contacted
> by a representative for Modumath and am excited
> about viewing the
> program to see how it might work.
> Thanks for your response. 
> 
> 
> Barbara Kitcey
> Remediation Specialist
> The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
> 420 Boulevard of the Allies
> Pittsburgh, PA 15219
> Tel: (412) 291-6207
> Fax: (412) 263-3715
> Email: [log in to unmask]
>  
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance
> Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan
> Jones
> Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:50 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Please Help!: Putting together
> materials wish list
> 
> It's instructional software for math... which,
> unlike any other software
> I've ever seen (and I've looked at most of it out
> there) is actually
> instructional. (I think there may be one other
> similar product out there
> now that I haven't seen - but most "instructional"
> programs go through
> the symbolic steps but don't back up and explain the
> *why* or connect it
> to visuals well at all.)  
> 
> Most important, at least in our little trials with a
> few students,
> students are learning the math (well enough to pass
> *other* tests, not
> just the Modumath ones). We'll be using it more
> formally next fall. 
> 
> There are occasional places where I have to
> intervene (some of the word
> problems are ambiguous) but overall it's the best
> technology investment
> we've made (outside of the computers themselves) for
> the overall
> developmental ed stuff. 
> 
> Susan Jones
> Academic Development Specialist
> Academic Development Center
> Parkland College
> Champaign, IL  61821
> [log in to unmask]
> Webmastress,
> http://www.resourceroom.net
> 
> >>> [log in to unmask] 02/28/06 7:02 AM >>>
> What is Modumath? Please explain! 
> 
> 
> Barbara Kitcey
> Remediation Specialist
> The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
> 420 Boulevard of the Allies
> Pittsburgh, PA 15219
> Tel: (412) 291-6207
> Fax: (412) 263-3715
> Email: [log in to unmask] 
>  
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance
> Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan
> Jones
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 4:33 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Please Help!: Putting together
> materials wish list
> 
> If money were no object, I'd get Modumath (basic
> skills and algebra).
> We got this last year and will be using it
> extensively in our learning
> labs next year.  
> 
> Susan Jones
> Academic Development Specialist
> Academic Development Center
> Parkland College
> Champaign, IL  61821
> [log in to unmask]
> Webmastress,
> http://www.resourceroom.net 
> 
> >>> [log in to unmask] 02/27/06 8:51 AM >>>
> Hello, everyone,
> 
> I desperately need your help. I am the newly
> appointed Academic
> Coordinator for a TRIO program here at Tarrant
> County College. We serve
> 165 students and our academic support system mostly
> consists of assigned
> peer tutoring that lasts throughout the semester.
> So, here's my problem:
> I am being asked to generate a wish list of
> materials to
> replace/supplement our outdated ones. We have just
> bought PLATO and
> Accutrack, but I need more hand-on materials and
> reference books, etc.
> to keep on hand, essentially to create our own
> mini-learning center. I
> am asking for those of you who are experienced in
> this area to please
> help me out by telling me what your wish list would
> be, just off the top
> of your head if money/space was no object. Of
> particular interest to our
> program would be anything related to study skills,
> time management,
> etc., anything about tutoring students with
> psychological problems /
> mental disabilities, or anything to help with
> developmental math.
> 
>  
> 
> Thank you in advance for any support you can give
> me,
> 
> James Jesse
> 
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Lucy Tribble MacDonald, M.A.,M.A.Faculty EmeritaChemeketa Community College4977 Brookmeade DRSarasota, [log in to unmask]

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