College Encourages its Students to "Do the Math!"

One of the biggest hurdles for many college students is the completion of one or more developmental (pre college-level) math classes. At Lone Star College-Montgomery, a newly-designed Math 3-in-1 cohort class combines all three levels of the developmental math sequence (MATH 0306, MATH 0308 and MATH 0310), giving students an "expressway" to college-level coursework.

"This is a great opportunity for students who want to prepare for college math in just one semester," said Deborah Ellington, academic dean at LSC-Montgomery. "For students who are hard working, dedicated and have a positive attitude, this is definitely something to consider for the upcoming semester."

Initial results from the college's pilot Math 3-in-1 class this fall semester are promising. Of the 28 students enrolled, 23 completed at least two of the three developmental courses that are rolled into the single semester. Additionally, 15 students (more than half, for those doing the math), completed all three courses and are now college-ready in math.

The Math 3-in-1 cohort provides students with face-to-face math instruction throughout the semester, as well as a homework lab for students to work on assignments and get help from qualified instructors. Students who enroll in Math 3-in-1 are also required to take HUMD 0330, a college success course that helps students with study habits, test taking, and other success components.

Students who are interested in taking Math 3-in-1 for the upcoming spring 2013 semester should contact math instructors Steve Coryell (steve.coryell@LoneStar.edu) or Ryanne McNeese (ryanne.mcneese@LoneStar.edu) for more information and to schedule a required interview. The interview helps to ensure that Math 3-in-1 will meet the needs of the student.

The spring 2013 semester begins Monday, January 14, and registration is ongoing through Saturday, January 12.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.