Alternative Format Math 081 and Math 082

The Department of Mathematical Sciences together with the Math and Physics Tutoring section of the Center for Academic Achievement are running these sections of Math 081 and Math 082 in an alternative format.

In Winter 2014: The alternative Math 081 sections are sections 2 and 4.  The alternative Math 082 sections are sections 5 and 9. 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 Center for Academic Achievement. 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 Tutoring area of the Center for Academic Achievement on the second floor of the library.

For more information, click on the links below for a complete description of the classes and sample syllabi from previous semesters.

Alternative Sections Winter 2014

all classes and open lab are in SE 104

Class

Days

Times

Instructor

Math 081 - sec. 2

M/W

2:30 - 3:20PM

A. Lynch

 Math 081 - sec. 4

M/W 

12:30 - 1:20PM 

B. Tunney

Math 082 - sec. 5

T/Th

10:30AM - 12:20PM

B. Dalke

Math 082 - sec. 9 

T/Th

2:30 - 4:20 

A. Lynch 

Open Lab times 

Mon/Wed

10:30AM - 12:30PM

1:30 - 2:30PM

3:30 - 7:00PM

 

Tue/Thu

10:00 - 10:30AM

12:30 - 2:30PM

4:30 - 7:00PM

 

Fri 

12:00 – 4:00PM