Successful New Remedial Math Approach

The new remedial math approach at UWM, helps first-year students stay in school, and the achievement gap between minority disadvantaged students and others is closing.

Dr. Kyle Swanson, chair of the Department of Mathematics and professor of Atmospheric Science, led the Developmental Math Reform project. The new courses are allowing students to complete remedial work in two semesters rather than three, which gets students taking courses for credit sooner. The new remedial math approach benefits minority and disadvantaged students, who often enter college with weak math skills, which requires them to take the remedial courses.

The changed approach has also involved training instructors and teaching them ways to encourage interaction.

Read the article on the UWM Report website.