#### Session Title

Transitioning from High School Mathematics to College Mathematics

#### Session Format

Presentation Session (45 minutes)

#### Location

Room 1909

#### Abstract for the conference program

The first two goals of the University System’s STEM initiative are “promoting K-12 student preparation for and interest in majoring in STEM fields in college”, and “increasing the success of STEM majors in college” The mathematics that many students “learn” in high school does not always transfer to the mathematics that they are expected to learn in college. We want to be sure that the K-12 preparation is actually preparing students for their college mathematics courses, realizing that a bad math experience for a college freshman usually sends him/ her out of the STEM pipeline. The purpose of this session is to initiate conversations between all faculty so that a smooth transition may take place between high school and college mathematics.

#### Proposal Track

Research Project

#### Start Date

3-8-2013 11:30 AM

#### End Date

3-8-2013 12:15 PM

#### Recommended Citation

Stone, David; Boddiford, Susan; and Bragg, Lydia, "Transitioning from High School Mathematics to College Mathematics" (2013). *Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference (2012-2019)*. 54.

https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/stem/2013/2013/54

Transitioning from High School Mathematics to College Mathematics

Room 1909

The first two goals of the University System’s STEM initiative are “promoting K-12 student preparation for and interest in majoring in STEM fields in college”, and “increasing the success of STEM majors in college” The mathematics that many students “learn” in high school does not always transfer to the mathematics that they are expected to learn in college. We want to be sure that the K-12 preparation is actually preparing students for their college mathematics courses, realizing that a bad math experience for a college freshman usually sends him/ her out of the STEM pipeline. The purpose of this session is to initiate conversations between all faculty so that a smooth transition may take place between high school and college mathematics.