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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 2016: 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 four 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 Resource 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.

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

 

SE 104 Schedule Fall 2016

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday                                 

Thursday

10:00–10:30

Open lab

Open lab

Open lab

Open lab

10:30 – 12:20

Math 082

Sec 20

Math 082

Sec 8

Math 082

Sec 20

Math 082

Sec 8

12:30 – 1:30

Open lab

Open lab

Open lab

Open lab

1:30 - 2:30

Math 081

Sec 11

Math 081

Sec 4

Math 081

Sec 11

Math 081

Sec 4

2:30 – 3:00

Open lab

Open lab

Open lab

Open lab

3:00 – 4:00

Open if demand

Open lab

Open if demand

Open lab

4:00 - 6:00

closed

Math 082

Sec 18

closed

Math 082

Sec 18

6:00 – 6:30

Open lab

Open lab

6:30 – 7:00

Open if demand

closed

The lab is closed at all other times not shown on this schedule