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Scrapping "Remedial" Math

Published October 4, 2019

Big changes are coming to the CSU system and our Math department is leading the charge. KPCC reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez spent the day at CSULB to see how students and faculty are adapting to the curriculum change and the introduction of MATH 104.

Dr. Jen-Mei Chang (left) of the Mathematics and Statistic Department teaches a freshman math course.

MATH 104 is a unique approach to fulfilling the GE requirement that focuses on a practical, real-life approach to math. The CSU has been working on implementing the new math requirements systemwide with CSULB being one of the first to roll it out.

So far the response from students and faculty has been overwhelmingly positive and while there is still work to do, the new approach has proved to be more effective than the "remedial" approach.

Read more on The LAist's article, Cal State Scrapped 'Remedial' Math, And So Far Students Are Getting Along Fine.