Adding hope to math

Published 05.14.2021

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Mathematics faculty members Ed Owens, associate professor, and Lisa D. Jacobs, instructor, piloted an experiment to help students who were struggling in mathematics courses by adding a lab component to a math class that is required in many majors. In the five years since, the percentage of students passing the course has soared.MTH 180 toolsBuilding science and sustainable design student Christine A. Limbert says the course has helped her to complete calculations in her architectural classes.From the Spring 2021 Penn College Magazine: An experiment launched in 2016 to model a math course on the lecture-lab template of other Penn College courses is multiplying student success. Read "Adding hope to math."