# Illinois Section of the MAA

## 2002 Two Year College Committee Report

The following recommendation for changes to the
*Illinois Mathematics and
Computer Science Articulation Guide*, a joint publication of
ISMAA and IMACC, is hereby submitted to the membership for approval:

- Change the first paragraph of the Geometry description (page 17 of the
Articulation Guide) by deleting the word “considered” from the second sentence
and deleting the third sentence entirely. The first paragraph would read as
follows:
Geometry is a course in the fundamental concepts of geometry intended for
students who lack credit in one year of high school geometry or need a review
of the subject matter. This course is to be equivalent to a one-year course in
high school geometry.

- Add to
__each__ course description directly below the
Prerequisite statement the statement: “Note: See Technology Statement in the
Introduction”
- Place headings on the statements dealing with technology and
the standards. On page 4 of the Articulation Guide, place the heading,
TECHNOLOGY STATEMENT, before the 3
^{rd} paragraph and the heading,
STANDARDS STATEMENT, before the 4^{th} paragraph with appropriate
spacing.
- Change the 3
^{rd} paragraph (the Technology Statement)
to read as follows
The appropriate use of technology is an essential part of many mathematics
courses. Effective and strategic usage of technology by both students and
faculty is highly encouraged. As is stated in the __Crossroads in Mathematics:
Standards for Introductory College Mathematics Before Calculus__
(AMATYC, 1995, p.12), “Technology should be used to enhance the study of
mathematics but should not become the main focus of instruction. The amount of
time that students spend learning how to use computers and calculators
effectively must be compatible with the expected gain in learning mathematics.”
Computer software, especially packages appropriate for demonstration or visual
representation of mathematical concepts, is strongly recommended. The use of
calculators in any pre-algebra level course is best determined by departmental
philosophy at the local level.

The above proposed changes are also available in
MS-Word format.

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February 19, 2002