Advising Information – Developmental Mathematics
Advising – DMS vs. DMA
Two things to understand about developmental math are DMS and DMA. DMS represents the Developmental Math Shell course as listed on the schedule for registration purposes. DMA represents the module (unit of material) to be studied in the course. We offer four different DMS courses as listed below.
Students register for one of the four DMS courses above. Students study, test, and complete the appropriate DMA module(s) within the course. There are eight modules as listed below.
DMA 010 – Operations with Integers
DMA 020 – Fractions and Decimals
DMA 030 – Proportions/Ratios/Rates/Percents
DMA 040 – Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities
DMA 050 – Graphs and Equations of Lines
DMA 060 – Polynomials and Quadratic Applications
DMA 070 – Rational Expressions and Equations
DMA 080 – Radical Expressions and Equations
Based on the student’s placement test results (or other appropriate information), a student’s program evaluation indicates the DMA modules Complete. The student then needs DMA modules to satisfy entrance into curriculum courses. See Advising Developmental Math Students – Modified 10-14-13 for more details and the DMA Completion list.
Every four weeks, students are expected to complete an exam on the appropriate DMA with a score of 80% or better in order to complete that DMA and progress on to the next DMA. If students do not earn a passing score, they are instructed to remediate their deficiencies with assistance as needed and prepare for a retest on and pass that DMA exam before testing on the next DMA.
NOTE: The DMA Completion list will be provided by the Math-PE Department.
Advising Developmental Math Students – Modified 10-14-13
NOTE: Veterans should be directed to Bob Philpott, Veterans Affair Coordinator, for advising and placement in developmental math courses. VA will not pay for distance learning developmental courses. 910-362-7106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who are presently enrolled in developmental math should be advised based on the information contained in the spreadsheet “DMA Completion” provided by the Math-PE Department personnel. If a student is in a DMS course that would allow the student to complete all DMA requirements this semester, register the student for the appropriate subsequent math and/or other courses that require completion of the DMA requirements. (This may require overriding prerequisite requirements.) See the student’s Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Test Requirements for Health Science Programs below as appropriate, for DMA requirements. The DMA Completion document contains information relative to what the student has completed and/or is likely to complete this semester. If a student’s name in NOT on the DMA Completion list, the student is either not enrolled in developmental math or cannot complete the DMA requirements this semester.
If you have questions about a student, please contact Caroline Greenough (7612; email@example.com), Larry Tingen (7728; firstname.lastname@example.org), or Claude Moore (7135; email@example.com).
Some questions to ask a student during Pre-Registration:
1. What is your program of study?
2. What MAT course is required?
3. Do you need to take CIS 110?
4. Do you need to take a science course that has a math requirement?
Some examples including DMA requirements are shown in the table below.
The list below shows courses and the DMA requirements as alternatives to other prerequisites.
*Prerequisite for CIS 110 will change 2014 FALL to DMA 010-040.
You may obtain Placement Testing and Other Information at http://www2.cfcc.edu/math/place-test/.