In this session, we will be exploring the essential elements of REACH’s intervention courses in mathematics, including their grounding in the emporium model and their incorporation of adaptive learning, mastery learning, and guided instruction. Since adopting this new approach, we have consistently achieved pass rates of approximately 70%, and our statistical analysis shows no correlation between pass rate and ethnicity. We will share the steps we have taken to redesign our courses and discuss the features of the emporium model that have enabled us to achieve more equitable outcomes as well as an inclusive classroom environment.
About the Presenters:
Kelly Coultas is an Assistant Director for REACH Math Resources at the University of Louisville. She serves as an instructor and course administrator for the GEN 103/104 program, and coordinates the Calculus Preview and Math Xcelerator summer bridge programs. Kelly has worked for REACH Math Resources since 2013, and she taught high school mathematics for five years prior to joining REACH. She has a B.S. in Mathematics Teaching from Purdue University Fort Wayne, and an M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in School Counseling from the University of Louisville.
Tyler Price is a Coordinator for REACH Math Resources at the University of Louisville. In this role, Tyler serves as an instructor and course administrator for the GEN 103/104 program, facilitates the Brown Foreman Engineering Academy summer bridge program, and supervises REACH’s team of graduate teaching assistants. Tyler has a B.A. in economics and a minor in mathematics, and he is currently pursuing graduate work in mathematics.