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Online Algebra Boot Camp
The Future of LearningTM
Welcome to 2020 Online Algebra Boot Camp
The Online Algebra Boot Camp is an innovative summer opportunity for students to catch up in math. During summer of 2020, and taught by Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) instructors working with teachers from Salinas Union High School District and North Monterey County Unified, this virtual camp helped rising 9th-12th grade students who needed extra support to start Algebra/Math 1 in high school or to brush up for Math 2, and a session to help students who needed to build additional skills to succeed in Math 3 in high school.
This was a FREE (no cost) opportunity and registered 80 students. Plans for summer of 2021 will be announced in the spring. The Online Algebra Boot Camp – Monterey County, was made available through a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Monterey County, and is a joint project of CSUMB and the non-profit, National Laboratory for Education Transformation (www.nlet.org).
How does Online Algebra Boot Camp work?
- 2 Sessions that run Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Math 1/Algebra and Math 2
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Math 3
- All online through Zoom and in an innovative learning system for Algebra called Precision Math
- Chromebook/Computer, or any device, and internet access are required since everything is web based
- Live teacher instruction
- Two weeks from July 20th to July 31st 2020 for a total of 10 days
The Precision Math system is accessible virtually and is a competency-based education (CBE) methodology that uses short formative assessments linked to each micro-competency to determine where students are precisely in their math learning from pre-Algebra to pre-Calculus. Unlike a math course, this system helps teachers and students better understand their place in the math progressions. Precision Math was developed by National University (San Diego) and technology developer, Pragya Systems (Cambridge MA) and is in use at CSUMB, MPC, Alisal and Seaside High.