Brian Rodkey

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Class Format

I strive to provide a supportive, non-threatening classroom environment where questions are welcomed and where learning can take place comfortably. A typical class session begins with handing in homework and answering student questions related to the homework assignment. New material is introduced, explained and illustrated with examples. Daily lecture outlines are provided to lend structure to student note taking.

Resource Use

Book: Extensive
Calculator: Extensive
Software: Limited

Calculators may be used whenever appropriate, and calculators may be used on all exams.


Daily homework is collected, and the homework grade is based on accuracy and completion. Three to five unit exams are given with a cumulative final. Occasional quizzes are given to reinforce memorization of facts and formulas and to practice the problem solving process. Students who attend class know ahead of time when a quiz will be given.

Homework Policy

Homework is due at the beginning of class. Late homework is not accepted.

Attendance Policy

Students who want to be successful are encouraged to attend every class. Students are not penalized for absences, but the attendance record will be taken into account when determining the rounding of borderline grades.


Being an adjunct instructor I am only available during my office hours.

Additional Information

I am happy to help math students of all abilities and comfort levels. I have high expectations for my students, and I am willing to go out of my way to aid students in their quest to learn mathematics.