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Alternative Format Math 081 and Math 082

‌‌The Department of Mathematical Sciences together with the Math and Physics Resource Center are running these sections of Math 081 and Math 082 in an alternative format.

In Fall 2015: The alternative Math 081 sections are sections 4 and 11.  The alternative Math 082 sections are sections 8, 18 and 20. Students should not open the book and materials for these sections until after the first day of class. Once the package has been opened, it cannot be returned to the bookstore for a refund.

Instead of a traditional lecture-based class, these sections are self-paced and interactive.  The format has been designed to accommodate those students who feel that the traditional class moves either too quickly or too slowly.  (A student who works quickly enough can complete the course early.)  This format also addresses the needs of those students who prefer a “hands-on” approach as opposed to listening to a lecture.  Experience in the past has shown that this format works best for students who are motivated with strong self-discipline and time-management skills (however this is also true for the traditional courses as well).

In a typical class period, the student enters the classroom, logs on, and proceeds to work using the software.  Students read tutorials, do practice problems, submit homework, and take quizzes using the computer.  The instructor and several student tutors will be circulating and answering questions on the material as they arise.  There are also two or more paper midterms and a comprehensive paper final.

There will be additional lab times available for students in these classes to work in the computer lab (SE 104) with a math tutor from the Math & Physics Tutoring Center. Regular attendance to class is expected and essential to success in these courses.To complete the course in one semester, students should also take advantage of the additional help available in the open lab times and in the Math & Physics Resource Center in the Center for Academic Achievement on the second floor of the library.

For more information, click on the links below for sample syllabi. 


Alternative Sections Fall 2015

all classes and open lab are in SE 104





Math 081 - sec. 4 


1:30 - 2:20PM 

 A. Delcore

Math 081 - sec. 11


1:30 - 2:20PM 

B. Dalke 

Math 082 - sec. 8


10:30AM - 12:20PM 

A. Lynch

Math 082 - sec. 18


4:00 - 5:50PM 

J. Lipscome

Math 082 - sec. 20


10:30AM - 12:20PM 

G. Johns

Open Lab times



10:00 - 10:30AM

12:30 - 1:30PM

2:30 - 5:00PM*



10:00 - 10:30AM

12:30 - 1:30PM

2:30 - 4:00PM

6:00 – 7:00PM*



*During these times, the lab will remain open up to the posted hour as long as it is in use. If no students are using the lab, the lab will close early. When the lab is closed computers and tutor assistance can be found in the Math & Physics Resource Center.