Colaboratory II: "What Can be"TRIGGERING QUESTION:
“What are barriers to what “ought to be done” for all students to learn math?"

Some of the important data that emerged from the CoLaboratory focusing on the barriers are:

The Total Number of Barriers generated (N) = 63
  • The Total Number of Barriers receiving one or mote Votes (V) = 29
  • The Total Number of Distinct Connections in the Barriers Map (K) = 34
  • The Number of Barriers in the Map (R) = 15
  • The Divergence from a Total Agreement (D) = 41%
  • The Situational Complexity Index (SCI) = 3.75.

The total number of preference votes cast were equal to 80 votes. The total number of votes received by the 15 Barriers selected for Mapping is equal to 61 (76.3%). So more than 3/4 of the barriers voted by the participants as being of higher relative importance were mapped in Figure 2. The three most important barriers, namely # 57, 1, and 6, received 24 out of 80 votes (30%). Only Barrier #6 with 6 votes was a driver in the Root Cause Map.

The three barriers diagnosed as drivers in the Root Cause Map, namely # 44, 60, and 6. received only 12 votes out of 80 votes (15%).

Finally, the production of the Root Cause Map required the participants to answer 80 pairwise questions out of a total of 210 questions that they would have to answer if they did not use the CSII software. This means that they answered only 38.1% of questions, contributing to a saving of about 62% in terms of the time required to construct a Root Cause Map for the barriers identified.

The Root Cause Map is a snapshot of the Wall preventing the attainment of the ideal state for MIMI, as displayed graphically in the Design and Development Frame that has been adopted for this program.

April 15 (1:00 - 4:30)
April 16 (8:30 - 4:30)

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Lakeview Room
15101 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI 48808