Developmental Mathematics Support

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MAT 090

       Course Name: Developmental Mathematics Support

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommendations will be determined by tandem MAT course(s).

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course provides an additional hours of support to developmental courses that require it. Content includes classroom activities which vary depending upon instructor's methods of addressing student need and specific mathematics course.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Students will learn techniques and/or applications related to the specific topic of the tandem course section.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A.    Tutoring methods
1.    Pre-visit preparation
2.    Tutor selection
3.    Effective note taking
4.    Post-visit activities

B.    Group work lessons
1.    Group membership considerations
2.    Leadership considerations
3.    Distribution of workload
4.    Responsibilities to the group

C.    Computer lab techniques
1.    Introduction to the OCC network
2.    Off-site access options
3.    Relating software to course activities
4.    Establishing weekly goals

VII.  Methods of Instruction

(To be completed by instructor)

Methods of presentation can include lectures, class discussions, and individual and group assignments. Calculators / computers will be used when appropriate.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

(To be completed by instructor)

Reading of the text and/or handouts is required as a reference to the materials and the techniques under study.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Required Textbook:
Vary with individual sections. Will include texts and/or handouts.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

(To be determined and announced by the instructor)

Quizzes, examinations, final examination, individual and group assignments.

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at