Basic Skills Math Courses

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  • Basic Skills Math Courses

    1. 2. Instructor Steven Diaz
    2. 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
    3. 4. Instructional Model
    4. 5. No Lectures!
    5. 6. Learning by Doing!
    6. 7. Learning by Reflecting!
    7. 8. Self-Paced Learning
    8. 9. Computer Assisted Instruction
    9. 10. Classroom is a learning center!
    10. 11. Individualized Instruction
    11. 12. What is ALEKS?
    12. 13. Learn @
    13. 14. What More About ALEKS? <ul><li>Learn what you need to learn, not what you already know. </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Visual displays of what you have learned and need to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>No multiple-choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>All assignments and tests are taken in ALEKS </li></ul>
    14. 15. Purchase Access Code
    15. 16. Classroom Policies
    16. 17. <ul><li>Check constantly your STU e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are for academic purposes . </li></ul><ul><li>No food and drinks in the lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite attendance is mandatory on Wednesdays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Absence = 2 percent points loss. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online attendance is mandatory the other two days of the course: Mon. & Fri. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours/week average must be at least 6. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quizzes are taken immediately after completing a slice. </li></ul><ul><li>Retake quizzes until earning at least 70%. </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>No cell phones during class. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your own supplies . </li></ul><ul><li>Calculators are allowed on certain instances. </li></ul><ul><li>Pie must be completed by the week prior finals. </li></ul><ul><li>Incomplete grade is granted if pie is completed and 3/4 of the quizzes were taken by end of course. </li></ul><ul><li>Read course syllabus for other policies. </li></ul>
    18. 19. Course Work
    19. 20. <ul><li>Practice Problems: ALEKS’ Pie </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Final Exam: Comprehensive Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Math2.0 Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning by Teaching : Online Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Awareness : Posting comments at instructor’s blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers : Posted in Bb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult Problems : Discussion board in Bb. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. When you are… ?
    21. 22. To pass this course… <ul><li>Complete whole pie in ALEKS. </li></ul><ul><li>Take all quizzes. </li></ul><ul><li>Your overall average is at least 70% for MAT098 & 099 and 75% for MAT100A. </li></ul>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.
    22. 23. <ul><li>Icebreaker: Introducing Myself (Bb) </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus Quiz (Bb) </li></ul><ul><li>Math Anxiety Survey (Bb) </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Assessment (ALEKS) </li></ul>

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