Academics

Developmental Mathematics

Students can receive credit for MTE 1-9 by taking the individual MTE classes or by signing up for a MTT class.

MTT

  • Listed in the Class Schedule under Mathematics (Developmental).
  • Each student works at his/her own pace to complete their required MTE units for the semester.
  • Each classroom is composed of students working on different MTE units.
  • Topic Lectures are provided through the software MyMathLa.
  • MTT 1: 1 credit, student only needs one unit, approx. 4 weeks
    MTT 2: 2 credits, student only needs two units, approx. 8 weeks
    MTT 3: 3 credits, student only needs three units, approx. 12 weeks
    MTT 4: 4 credits, student needs 4 or more units, 16 weeks. In an MTT 4 class, if a student completes their required 4 units early, the student will be allowed to continue working if they so choose.

MTE

  • Listed in the Class Schedule under Math Essentials (Developmental).
  • A hard deadline for unit completion is enforced.
  • All students in the room are working on the same MTE unit.
  • In addition to the lectures provided through the software, the instructor gives short topic lectures during class.
  • Each MTE course is 1 credit and lasts approx. 4 weeks.

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

MTT 1: Developmental Mathematics I (1 credit) Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of one developmental math unit prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

MTT 2: Developmental Mathematics II (2 credits) Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of two developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

MTT 3: Developmental Mathematics III (3 credits) Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of three developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

MTT 4: Developmental Mathematics IV (4 credits) Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of four developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.

Tutoring for developmental mathematics courses is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the developmental mathematics computer lab in Anderson Hall Room 235 during the following hours:

Friday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For additional information about the tutoring program at Virginia Western Community College, click here.

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 toward graduation.

MATH 2128: Basic Mathematics (non-credit) Students recommended for enrollment in this course may only enroll in non-credit courses. Cost: $150

Questions about developmental education? Email deved@virginiawestern.edu.

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