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UW System aims to improve math skills of incoming freshmen

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Within five years the University of Wisconsin System hopes to make inroads in the number of incoming students who need remedial math.

The system wants to cut the number by one-third.

Currently, 20 percent of freshmen entering a state university need the remedial math to prepare them for a higher-level math class which is required for earning a college degree.

The system plans to work more closely with K-12 educators to reduce the number of college freshmen needing the help.

More hands-on tutoring will be offered and more problem solving will be done in class while using special computer software programs.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)