Grant will help launch ‘Problem Solving Labs’ math project

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Grant will help launch ‘Problem Solving Labs’ math project

Fresno State is one of 12 universities nationwide to receive a Collaborative Opportunity Grant  designed to increase student success in entry level mathematics in collaboration with Fresno Unified School District. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Collation of Urban Serving Universities, the award is for Fresno State’s “Transition to Success: Mathematics” project that will develop “Problem Solving Labs” aligned with high school Common Core math instruction. Teams of K-16 math instructors will collaboratively develop topics and tasks for the “Problem Solving Labs” in the University’s Math 45 course. Pilot sections of the labs will launch in the fall 2017 semester, with more labs planned for spring 2018. Information about the labs will be distributed to students who have passed the Entry Level Mathematics exam and are due to enroll in Math 45. INFO: Gil Harootunian at gharootunian@csufresno.edu.