Oct. 6, 2006 Methods for Teaching Math Math instructors at community colleges face an uphill battle by many measures: the U.S. Department of Education <http://www.ed.gov/print/teachers/how/prep/higher/higher-ed.html> says that fewer than half of high school graduates are prepared for college-level math and science, high school test scores in math have barely budged since the 1970s and American students rank a sorry 24th out of 29 developed nations for mathematical problem-solving skills. Two-year colleges - which attract higher numbers of students needing remedial education than their four-year counterparts - bear the brunt of the challenge of getting students up to speed. With these bleak realities as its backdrop, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges released a report <http://www.bc.amatyc.org/> Thursday, "Beyond Crossroads: Implementing Mathematics Standards in the First Two Years of College." The document offers practical suggestions to help faculty members and administrators "meet students where they are," as the association's president, Kathy Mowers, said. Add it up: http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/06/math\ <http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/06/math/> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archives/lrnasst-l.html To contact the LRNASST-L owner, email [log in to unmask]