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Developmental Education

Developmental Mathematics

Students can receive credit for MTE 1-9 by taking the individual MTE classes or by signing up for an MTT class. All first semester students are required to start in MTE.

Name Listed in the class schedule as Mathematics (Developmental) Listed in the class schedule as Math Essentials (Developmental)
Pacing Students work at his/her own pace to complete their required MTE units for the semester. A hard deadline for unit completion is enforced.
Classroom composed of students working on different MTE units. All students in the room are working on the same MTE unit.
Type of Instruction Topic lectures are provided through the software MyMathLab. In addition to MyMathLab lectures, the instructor will give short topic lectures during class.

Each MTE course is 1 credit and lasts approximately 4 weeks.

The credit value and length of MTT courses vary:

Course Credits Units Needed Length
MTT 1 1 1 approx. 4 weeks
MTT 2 2 2 approx. 8 weeks

Both MTT and MTE classes meet twice a week with an instructor and embedded tutors. Both also require online assignments through MyMathLab.

Tutoring for developmental mathematics courses is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the developmental mathematics computer lab in Anderson Hall A235 Monday - Thursday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Extra help is also available in the STEM Center located in Anderson Hall A136 from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Also, extra help is available on the first floor of Brown Library on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Additional information about tutoring and the Math Center at Virginia Western

Course Descriptions - MTT
Course Descriptions - MTE

Basic Skills Mathematics (BSK) and Non-Credit Mathematics Courses (MATH)

The developmental mathematics program at Virginia Western begins with instruction in operations with positive fractions. This course assumes proficiency in operations with whole numbers. If your placement testing results indicate a deficiency in operations with whole numbers, you will be recommended for one of the following courses.

BSK 1 - Whole Numbers: (1 credit) Covers whole number principles and computations. Credits not applicable towards graduation.

MATH 2128 - Basic Mathematics: (non-credit) Students recommended for enrollment in this course may only enroll in non-credit courses. Cost: $50

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