Workshop:  Contemporary College Algebra

Course ID - CTD0495 (Old CTD0795)

Short Title: Contemporary Algebra

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Math Faculty
Length of Workshop:     15 hours
Prerequisite  none

There have been significant changes recently in learning theory, development of technology for teaching and learning, and in the growth of globalization in the Information Age.  Changes in these areas give rise to an alternate and promising new approach to the teaching of College Algebra.  This intensive three-day workshop is designed to familiarize college professors with the cooperative group problem-solving method and to disseminate information on a redesigned College Algebra program that will educate students for a future in which new skills, strategies and processes will take on ever-increasing importance in their lives and careers.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the goals, curriculum and pedagogy of College Algebra
  • Define quantitative literacy and the Contemporary approach
  • Describe the quantitative requirements of mathematics-dependent disciplines and apply the Contemporary approach to prepare students to meet those needs
  • Engage in group problem-solving activities
  • Design classroom activities that engage students in problem-solving in the modeling sense
  • Design group problem-solving projects for the classroom
  • Develop appropriate assessment strategies in College Algebra



Reference #







Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495
Course Title: Contemporary Algebra
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.