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Modes of Instruction: What are A&B, X&Y, and DE?

Math 107, 65 & 55: Pre-Algebra, Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
Which format is right for you?

Traditional Lecture

  1. I learn best when a teacher demonstrates problems.
  2. I can listen and take notes.
  3. I like to work in groups.
  4. I like a structured class.

These are around 5 unit classes that meet two or three times/week. A Math instructor teaches the class. Math 65 and Math 55 each take 1 semester to complete.  These classes include one hour of lab per week in the Integrated Learning Center.   Math 107 also takes 1 semester to complete and has several hours of lab work each week in the classroom.

Half-paced Lecture A&B

  1. ...In addition to Traditional Lecture characteristics:
  2. I need more time for Math concepts to sink in.
  3. It’s been forever since I studied Math, and I need a careful review of the basics.

These are 3 unit classes that meet two times/week. A Math instructor teaches the class. Math 65A&B and Math 55A&B each take 2 semesters to complete. Math 65A and Math 65B comprise Math 65; similarly Math 55A and 55B comprise Math 55.  These classes include one hour of lab per week in the Integrated Learning Center.

Math X&Y

  1. I am a self-motivated, dedicated, and organized student.
  2. I like to work alone.
  3. I need a quick brush up on my algebra skills.

Math 65X, 65Y, 55X, and 55Y are 2.5 units each; Math 107X and 107Y are 2 units each.  Math 65X and Math 65Y comprise Math 65; similarly Math 55X and 55Y comprise Math 55 and M107X and Math 107Y comprise Math 107. Classes meet two or three times/week. A Math instructor is available to answer questions. There is no lecture. Assigned homework is completed by each student working independently.

Distance Education

  1. … in addition to Math X&Y characteristics:
  2. It’s very hard for me to come on campus.
  3. I’m computer savvy.

Math 65DE and Math 55DE are 5.0 unit classes. The classes are web-based. Students are required to come on campus for orientation and to take four exams.

 

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