Introductory Statistics: Prerequisites & Corequisites for Mathematics Pathways
Jeff Shaver of the Charles A. Dana Center shares the curriculum design features of The Dana Center’s New Mathways Project (NMP) Statistical Reasoning curricula.
Jeff Shaver, Charles A. Dana Center
Students are more successful in math courses when they have the opportunity to learn challenging concepts that are relevant to their goals in an engaging, active learning environment. The Dana Center’s New Mathways Project (NMP) Statistical Reasoning curricula helps faculty teach an Introductory Statistics course with content, curriculum design, and pedagogy that is both evidence-based and informed by faculty who have taught the courses. In addition to exploring the curriculum design features of NMP Statistical Reasoning, we will also discuss the: (1) appropriate mathematics prerequisites for student success in Introductory Statistics, (2) development and implementation of corequisite supports for underprepared students that best align with prerequisite skills for Introductory Statistics, and (3) expanded use of Introductory Statistics as the appropriate default gateway mathematics course for various fields of study (e.g., nursing) and meta-majors.