Mathematics & Science Computing
and Distance Learning
The Math Sciences provides a variety of online support services for P-20 programs in the STEM areas across the commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Webclass is a website providing an interactive environment for UK class homework and diagnostic testing (https://www.mathclass.org).
- The Kentucky Center for Mathematics receives technology support for mathematics coaching and intervention programs statewide. (http://www.kymath.org).
- The Web Homework System (WHS) distributes homework assignments with immediate feedback for the results of student work as well as providing an authoring and class management environment for the assignments themselves. (https://www.mathclass.org)
The Kentucky Early Mathematics Testing Program (KEMTP) provides on-line testing to help high school students determine their level of preparedness for learning college level mathematics. (http://www.mathclass.org/welcome-kemtp.htm)
The Kentucky Mathematics Placement Examinations are scheduled proctored on-line examinations, the results of which are shared amongst the participating schools for the purpose of placing students into classes appropriate to the level of preparedness of the student. (https://www.mathclass.org/mc/placementExam.aspx)
The Access to Algebra/CATSbusters program, which originated as a service for students who had exhausted the mathematics available at their local school, affords high school students the opportunity to take a college algebra course at no cost for tuition, fees, or materials. In the program, participating teachers sponsor small numbers of students and then mentor them as they take a UK college algebra course on the same schedule, with the same text, the same online homework, and the same uniformly, hand-graded examinations as an on-campus, comparison group. The program uses a modified distance-learning format in which the teachers meet online weekly to formatively evaluate the course and confer on the content. (http://www.uky.edu/UE/CC/math.htm) The textbook for the course may be found at http://www.ms.uky.edu/