Western Wyoming Community College

History 

Starting in 2001 the state of Wyoming looked at the transition rate of GED graduates entering college. It was noted that successful GED math students, who were entering college were doing poorly on the colleges' math entrance exam, COMPASS, thus placing these students into Arithmetic Skills classes. This class covers decimals, fractions, percents, graphs, measurement, real numbers and introduction to geometry and algebra. Skills that students mastered during GED instruction. This trend was frustrating to students as well has GED instructors. Three pilot sites: Casper Community College, Northern Wyoming Community College District and Western Wyoming Community College, with the guidance from the State Director Karen Ross-Milmont investigated ways to improve GED graduate COMPASS scores. Areas investigated included: calculator drills, computerized testing, stress management, test taking skills and dealing with math anxiety.

Western Wyoming Community College


The WY Math Project is part of the NW LINCS Project, a service of NIFL and National LINCS.

 


To Begin this Workshop Series:

Downloads for this Site

  1. Select the College Prep Tab and scroll to the Workshop Outline at the bottom.

  2. Follow the Outline as presented.

  3. When complete, return to the Home Page of this site.

  4. Complete each of the following workshops:

  5. Select the Learning Styles Tab

  6. Select the Study Skills Tab

  7. Select the Note Taking Tab

  8. Select the Test Taking Tab

  9. Select the Math Anxiety Tab

  10. Select the Worksheet Tab and complete the Math Exercises to evaluate your Math skills.

 

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