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A presentation for my students about the basic skills math courses at STU.

A presentation for my students about the basic skills math courses at STU.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Instructor Steven Diaz
  • 3. Sequence of Courses Basic Skills Math Courses Based on SAT & Placement Test Scores Courses do not count for GPA. MAT 098 Arithmetic Review MAT 099 Intro to Algebra MAT 100 Intermediate Algebra Count as elective credits
  • 4. Instructional Model
  • 5. Blended Courses
  • 6. No Long Lectures!
  • 7. Learning by Doing!
  • 8. Learning by Reflecting!
  • 9. Self-Paced Learning
  • 10. Computer Assisted Instruction
  • 11. Classroom is a learning center!
  • 12. Individualized Instruction
  • 13. What is ALEKS?
  • 14. Learn @
  • 15. What More About ALEKS?
    • Learn what you need to learn, not what you already know.
    • Visual displays of what you have learned and need to learn
    • Immediate feedback
    • No multiple-choice questions
    • All assignments and tests are taken in ALEKS
  • 16. Purchase Access Code
  • 17. Classroom Policies
  • 18.
    • Check constantly your STU e-mail and Bb.
    • Face-2-Face attendance is mandatory on Wednesdays
    • You must work at least 6 hours per week in ALEKS.
    • Quizzes are taken immediately after completing a slice of the pie.
    • Quizzes taken during instructor’s office hours.
    • Retake quizzes until earning at least 70%.
  • 19.
    • Pie must be completed by the week prior finals.
    • Incomplete grade is granted if pie is completed and 3/4 of the quizzes were taken by end of course.
    • Class projects must be published in the Internet by the end of face-2-face class meeting.
    • Read course syllabus for other policies.
  • 20. Course Work
  • 21.
    • Practice Problems: ALEKS’ Pie
    • Short Quizzes
    • Participation Online Discussions
    • Class Projects
    • Final Exam: Comprehensive Assessment
  • 22. When you are… ?
  • 23. To pass this course…
    • Complete whole pie in ALEKS.
    • Pass every quiz with at least 70% .
    • Your overall average must be at least 70%
    Students can exit this course and be placed in the next higher level math course if they score 90% in the Initial Assessment that will be administered during the first week of the course.
  • 24.