Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Discovering Statistics and Data Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it’s just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated.

What can you do?

Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students.

Updates to the Discovering Statistics and Data + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections in review lesson modules. These sections provide examples and videos connecting the foundational concepts to the credit-bearing material.

The Making Connections section informs students at the beginning of the lesson why they need to learn the upcoming review content.

Check out the example from the “Addition with Real Numbers” lesson:

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Students then walk through the instructional content of the lesson to get familiar with the concepts. At the end, they encounter the new Looking Ahead section, which shows students how to apply what they’ve learned and how it will help them understand the next lesson:

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Explore another example from our “Absolute Value Inequalities” lesson. Before students delve into the material, they get a brief introduction:

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Once students are acquainted with the lesson, they can look ahead to what’s next:

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With this contextualized approach to learning, students will gain a greater sense of why they’re being taught this information, making it more important to them.


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Interested in seeing more of this course? Contact us today at info@hawkeslearning.com or 1-800-426-9538 to get free access to the student courseware!

Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Precalculus Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it’s just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated.

What can you do?

Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students.

Updates to the Precalculus + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections in review lesson modules. These sections provide examples and videos connecting the foundational concepts to the credit-bearing material.

The Making Connections section informs students at the beginning of the lesson why they need to learn the upcoming review content.

Check out the example from the “Addition and Subtraction with Fractions” lesson:

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Students then walk through the instructional content of the lesson to get familiar with the concepts. At the end, they encounter the new Looking Ahead section, which shows students how to apply what they’ve learned and how it will help them understand the next lesson:

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Explore another example from our “Greatest Common Factor or Two or More Terms” lesson. Before students delve into the material, they get a brief introduction:

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Once students are acquainted with the lesson, they can look ahead to what’s next:

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With this contextualized approach to learning, students will gain a greater sense of why they’re being taught this information, making it more important to them.


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Interested in seeing more of this course? Contact us today at info@hawkeslearning.com or 1-800-426-9538 to get free access to the student courseware!

Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ College Algebra Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it’s just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated.

What can you do?

Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students.

Updates to the College Algebra + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections in review lesson modules. These sections provide examples and videos connecting the foundational concepts to the credit-bearing material.

The Making Connections section informs students at the beginning of the lesson why they need to learn the upcoming review content.

Check out the example from the “Addition and Subtraction with Fractions” lesson:

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Students then walk through the instructional content of the lesson to get familiar with the concepts. At the end, they encounter the new Looking Ahead section, which shows students how to apply what they’ve learned and how it will help them understand the next lesson:

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Explore another example from our “Order of Operations” lesson. Before students delve into the material, they get a brief introduction:

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Once students are acquainted with the lesson, they can look ahead to what’s next:

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With this contextualized approach to learning, students will gain a greater sense of why they’re being taught this information, making it more important to them.


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Interested in seeing more of this course? Contact us today at info@hawkeslearning.com or 1-800-426-9538 to get free access to the student courseware!

Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Beginning Statistics Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it’s just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated.

What can you do?

Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students.

Updates to the Beginning Statistics + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections in review lesson modules. These sections provide examples and videos connecting the foundational concepts to the credit-bearing material.

The Making Connections section informs students at the beginning of the lesson why they need to learn the upcoming review content.

Check out the example from the “The Real Number Line and Inequalities” lesson:

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Students then walk through the instructional content of the lesson to get familiar with the concepts. At the end, they encounter the new Looking Ahead section, which shows students how to apply what they’ve learned and how it will help them understand the next lesson:

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Explore another example from our “Area” lesson. Before students delve into the material, they get a brief introduction:

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Once students are acquainted with the lesson, they can look ahead to what’s next:

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With this contextualized approach to learning, students will gain a greater sense of why they’re being taught this information, making it more important to them.


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Interested in seeing more of this course? Contact us today at info@hawkeslearning.com or 1-800-426-9538 to get free access to the student courseware!

Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Quantitative Literacy Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it’s just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated.

What can you do?

Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students.

Updates to the Viewing Life Mathematically + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections in review lesson modules. These sections provide examples and videos connecting the foundational concepts to the credit-bearing material.

The Making Connections section informs students at the beginning of the lesson why they need to learn the upcoming review content.

Check out the example from the “Least Common Multiple (LCM)” lesson:

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Students then walk through the instructional content of the lesson to get familiar with the concepts. At the end, they encounter the new Looking Ahead section, which shows students how to apply what they’ve learned and how it will help them understand the next lesson:

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Explore another example from our “Exponents and Order of Operations” lesson. Before students delve into the material, they get a brief introduction:

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Once students are acquainted with the lesson, they can look ahead to what’s next:

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With this contextualized approach to learning, students will gain a greater sense of why they’re being taught this information, making it more important to them.


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Interested in seeing more of this course? Contact us today at info@hawkeslearning.com or 1-800-426-9538 to get free access to the student courseware!

5 Ways to Promote an Academic Mindset (Especially in Corequisite Courses)

How do you keep students motivated to learn? Here are 5 tips you can implement immediately in your class.

1. Allow the first 5–10 minutes of class for discussion.

Creating a shared space to talk about non-cognitive issues, such as struggles with financial aid or added stress from jobs, shows students that you understand they are busy, unique individuals and that you’re here to help them succeed.

2. Take on-campus field trips.

Oftentimes, students don’t know how many learning resources their institution offers them. Bringing students to the tutoring and writing centers, as well as the library, will make them aware of what’s available and more comfortable with getting help. If you teach online-only classes, consider holding a discussion forum with links to these resources’ websites so students can easily access them.

3. Promote growth mindsets over fixed mindsets.

Encourage multiple drafts of writing assignments and consider allowing students the ability to retake assessments if they apply themselves and learn the material. Research shows that growth mindsets help fight students’ apathy toward their learning.

4. Provide detailed feedback on assignments.

When students hand in papers or problem sets, remember to write the kinds of comments that focus less on the letter grade and more on the growth aspect of learning. If you get the feeling some students aren’t reading your feedback, ask them to meet before or after class to go over it with them.

5. Pair struggling students with successful students in group work.

If students are finding your course—or perhaps college life in general—a little challenging, have them work with those who are doing well. Many times, students feel more comfortable learning from their peers, and they’ll be positively influenced through collaborating with students who show them that they, too, can succeed. Plus, the role of mentor will increase successful students’ confidence and leadership skills.

 


Hawkes Learning offers corequisite options that place student success first. Target specific remediation needs for just-in-time supplementation of foundational concepts and enhance curriculum-level content with applicable review skills, shortening the prerequisite sequence without compromising competency. Contact us today at 1-800-426-9538 or sales@hawkeslearning.com to get your examination copy!