**Participants:** Jennifer Laveglia, Mathematics, and Ron Taplin, Counseling/Human Development

**School:** Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington

**Brief Description of Project: **

Design a coordinated studies course that consists of Math 099 (Intermediate Algebra) and Human Development (HD) 120 (Learning Strategies for Student Success). This course consists of 8 credits (5 for Math 099 and 3 for HD-120). It is anticipated that thirty to thirty-five students from two Math 099 sections will enroll in the HD-120 section. A typical section of HD-120 does not focus specifically on learning strategies for math courses. However, a special effort will be made to focus the HD-120 learning strategies in support of the Math 099 sections.

Jennifer will attend all class meetings of the HD-120 course, and the learning strategies taught in HD-120 will be reinforced in the Math 099 class meetings. In addition, she will incorporate pre and post testing as a means to document knowledge gained from the course. The pre/post assessment strategy will also be implemented in the HD-120 section.

**Our primary outcome goals for this coordinated studies course are to:**

- Empower students to become active, responsible learners via learner-centered strategies as discussed in both the math and the human development portions of the class

- Instill the foundation for intellectual curiosity and life-long learning

- Demonstrate improved retention and success in Intermediate Algebra

**Explicit correlation between math and non-math content:**

Texts & Related Materials:

*Intermediate Algebra, Functions and Graphs*(softcover workbook) by Yoshiwara and Yoshiwara

*On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life*(4e)by Downing

- Online learning styles surveys

- http://www.metamath.com/lsweb/dvclearn.htm
__http://www.VARK.learn.com/english/index.asp__

- Selected readings and exercises from
*Becoming a Master Student*by Ellis - Online resources for note-taking methods, specifically the Cornell Note-Taking Method, as well as SQ3R, etc.
- Selected readings from
*The Self-Talk Solution*by Helmstetter