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 2017: The alternative Math 081 sections are sections 3 and 6. The alternative Math 082 sections are sections 8, 16 and 18. 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 (Z 214) 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. (The syllabi for Fall 2017 are not yet available. The sample syllabi are from previous semesters.)
Z214 Schedule Fall 2017 |
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Time |
Monday |
Tuesday |
Wednesday |
Thursday |
10:00–10:30 |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
10:30 – 12:20 |
Math 082 Sec 18 |
Math 082 Sec 8 |
Math 082 Sec 18 |
Math 082 Sec 8 |
12:30 – 1:30 |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
1:30 - 2:30 |
Math 081 Sec 6 |
Math 081 Sec 3 |
Math 081 Sec 6 |
Math 081 Sec 3 |
2:30 – 3:00 |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
Tutor Available |
3:00 – 4:00 |
Tutor, if demand |
Tutor Available |
Tutor, if demand |
Tutor Available |
4:00 - 6:00 |
Tutors in Math & Physics Resource Center |
Math 082 Sec 16 |
Tutors in Math & Physics Resource Center |
Math 082 Sec 16 |
6:00 – 6:30 |
Tutor if demand |
Tutor if demand |
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6:30 – 8:00 |
Tutors in MPRC |
Tutors in MPRC |
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Tutors are unavailable all other times |