Science faculty are constantly hearing from their students, "This isn't math! I didn't learn this in my math class". Many students are not able to transfer what they learned in math into their science courses. Most of the concepts in MAT091 are crucial to success in science. Throughout the semester, I met with 6 science faculty to discuss HOW students see these topics in science classes. When a certain concept came up in my MAT091 class, I would show students how they would see it in their science course work, based off of the examples fellow colleagues shared with me. Students utilized the workbook created by Rachel Smith and Michelle Breaux called "Drawing Better Line Graphs!! and get more points on your lab reports". Students were also exposed to the following MAT091 concepts that have importance in science: scientific notation, rules of exponents, position/time graphs, linear functions, domain/range, and systems of equations.
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