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LC08: Einstein Club [Math 99 + College Success 101 - 8 CH]

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Xuất bản 29/06/2016
LC Description: The Einstein Club is a Learning Community dedicated to supporting student success in college, with an emphasis on academic success in mathematics. Students will develop strong, trusting, personal relationships with their classmates and instructors in a safe and challenging learning environment. The College Success component will give students a chance to do some self-evaluation. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What type of learner are you? What are your short and long-term goals?; these are all questions students will explore. Throughout the semester, the instructor will help support students in becoming independent, self-directed learners. Students will learn the essential skills needed to succeed in college: critical thinking, reading, writing, study skills, time management, stress management, and the use of technology. The Math 99 component will develop the mathematics skills students need to succeed in college-level STEM mathematics courses such as trigonometry and calculus. Most important, Math 99 will urge students to reconsider themselves as, in fact, skilled and capable in mathematics; Math 99 will work to give students their confidence back in mathematics! Along the way, students will put into practice and further explore their developing college success skills. Math 99 will encourage students to take notes, to practice studying for high stakes exams, to work together, to develop friendly and professional relationships with instructors. Critical thinking and writing skills will be used frequently! The primary goal of College Success is to help guide and support students in their pursuit to succeed in college. Students will develop a strong, trusting, personal relationship with their classmates and instructor in a safe learning environment. The first step is for students to take a personal self-evaluation. Ask yourself, what are your strengths and weaknesses? What type of learner are you? Have you thought about your short and long term goals? Courses: INTDSP 101 (3 CH) + Math 99 (5 CH) INTDSP 101 - College Success Seminar Description: Introduction to academic skills that foster success in college and after college, critical thinking, reading, and writing as well as study skills, time management and stress management, use of technology for communication and research. These skills will be learned through the topic of the course which will be based in the idea of "Self and Community," but will vary depending on the instructor and department teaching the course. Topics will be approached from a variety of perspectives that represent interdisciplinary academic inquiry, and students will consider how to take personal responsibility for academic and career choices through exploration of relationship between self and community. Students will be required to do either twelve hours of service learning related to the content of the course, or to meet other criteria for an equivalent number of hours spent in outside activities as determined by the instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course Math 99 - Intermediate Algebra with Geometry Description: Algebraic operations involving rational exponents, including scientific notation. Algebraic expressions, including radical and rational expressions. Solutions of quadratic, quadratic in form, rational, radical, and absolute value equations. Solutions of compound linear inequalities. Solutions and manipulations of literal equations of literal equations. Graphical and algebraic solutions of systems of linear equations in two and three variables; graphical solutions to systems of linear inequalities. Graphs of linear and quadratic equations. Geometry topics: perimeter, are of geometric figures, triangles, rectangles, and circles; volume of sphere, cylinder and pyramid. Pythagorean Theorem and distance formula. Similarity and proportions. Applications of problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. Students should be exposed to graphing calculator technology and/or computer algebra systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Math 98, or Grade of S in FS Math 3004, COMPASS placement test score, or Consent of Department Chairperson. Faculty: Suha Hattab and Andrew Kerr LC08 Block Schedule: Monday, Wednesday 9:30-1:45