The System

I run a highly adaptive and interactive course:

Expect to be active in zoom lectures, and outside of class. I will teach math study skills, not just material. There will be groupwork on zoom. Students will be expected to have cameras on, to participate actively in zoom, and to maintain a respectful and supportive classroom atmosphere. Material and examples will be in response to the students and the classroom. Together we can make this an excellent experience!

The course runs on a per-lecture cycle:

  • Attend lecture on zoom (see link in canvas)
  • Before the next lecture, view and perform tasks in the Daily Post (this website)
The Daily Post (on the front page of this site) is your guide to what needs doing now. Set aside 1 hour between every lecture for Daily Post tasks, and you’ll stay on track in the course.  This will make up a part of your grade.  Collaboration is encouraged.  Further studying is at your discretion (it will be required, but you can decide when).

Per-Module Assessment:

Our course will run on a series of 9 modules (each 4-5 lecture periods).  Each of these will come with an assessment.  The assessment will be assigned after the module ends, and you will have one week to do it, on your own (no collaboration).  After it is handed in and graded, you will have an opportunity to improve your grade by handing in corrections.  The timeline for the final module may be shortened.

Discord and Study Pods:

We will use discord to collaborate and communicate in the course, as well as to hold office hours.  You should log into discord while doing your daily tasks to chat with others working on them too.  During the first week or two of class we will do some get-to-know each other activities that will allow for students to meet classmates. After that, we will divide the class into semester-long “study pods” which will serve as an additional classroom support system. These are not graded in any way, nor is participation mandatory. But doing daily posts in a group can be highly beneficial.