Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Counseling and Student Services Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Pass No Pass
 Degree Status: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 12/2/11

1. Description -
A remedial math class with an emphasis on basic math skills, intended for students with disabilities. Provides support and instruction to students who struggle with math calculation and problems solving skills ranging from basic to higher level. Intended for students currently enrolled in a Foothill math class. Students will receive guided practice in specific compensatory and study strategies. The focus will be on utilizing skills and strategies in conjunction with academic course material. Students will be able to identify learning preferences and strengths as they pertain to mathematics.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of basic problem solving skills and concepts
  2. Demonstrate compensatory strategies suitable to student's specific learning style
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use study skills appropriate to math
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the DRC services and other campus resources available to students
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Accessible classroom.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Conceptualizing math through written and/or oral responses
    1. Demonstration of fundamental processing skills necessary to correctly complete math equation/measurement
      1. Verbally recite, repeat, and re-frame math concepts and procedures with math instructor/teaching assistant
      2. Summarize key math concepts and processes essential to solving math equations
      3. Customized notes
  2. Math strategies
    1. Simplifying and categorizing math problems
    2. Verbal and visual techniques for solving algebra
    3. Tips for solving word problems - mnemonics stories
    4. Strategies for solving systems of equations - analysis and synthesis
    5. Logic relationships and patterns in word problems and equations
    6. Organization of information in order to develop mathematical thinking
    7. Written and verbal problem solving techniques
    8. Inductive and deductive reasoning skills
    9. Computational skills as related to problem solving materials
  3. Math study skills
    1. Evaluating math strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences
  4. Organizational and time management skills
    1. Note taking
    2. Memory techniques
    3. Relaxation exercises
    4. Test taking tips
  5. Disability Resource Center and campus resources
    1. Determine eligibility for support services
    2. Evaluate academic needs and classroom accommodations
    3. Demonstrate the ability to apply self-advocacy techniques with the math instructors
      1. Review accommodations letter with instructor
      2. Discuss academic needs and learning preference
    4. Research and utilize campus resources
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completion of web based assigned readings and assignments.
  2. Completion of pre and post self assessments.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Instructor Handouts

8. Disciplines -
Special Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion
  3. Group work
  4. Individualized instruction
10. Lab Content -
Under direct supervision of the instructor, students will work in conjunction with instructional aides to work on assigned math problems and develop compensatory strategies to support their learning style.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. On line readings and assignments which require evaluation, analysis, and reflection.
  2. Math assessment questionnaire and survey (pre and post).
13. Need/Justification -
This course provides support for students with disabilities who are having difficulty in a regular math classroom setting due to their specific learning deficits. These students often fall behind and end up repeating their math courses. Without adequate support, students with disabilities are at a distinct disadvantage and will have a difficult time completing their academic requirements.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-06 10:21:46

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines