Lisa Cudd


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Class Format

Lecture plus examples.

Resource Use

Book: Extensive
Calculator: Limited
Software: Limited

For classes with the MyMathLab program, homework is assigned using this. The TI 83/84 calculator is used more in Math 171. For Math 120, a financial calculator is needed, preferably the TI BA 2Plus. Use the textbook as a resource in addition to class lectures and for practicing problems.

Assessment

I generally give a test after a chapter or two of new material. In a semester there will be 4-5 tests. Sometimes there are also short in class quizzes. Plus all classes take a comprehensive final exam.

Homework Policy

Depends on the class, usually turned in once per chapter. It could be a MyMathLab assignment or a worksheet or several problems from the textbook.

Attendance Policy

I don't count attendance in the student's grade. However, I do take attendance and I encourage everyone to attend regularly in order to be successful in class.

Availability

I am an adjunct professor so I am not on campus all of the time. I do, however, list office hours in my syllabus and I make myself available in the math adjunct office in SCI 220. I also encourage students to call me at home or to email with any questions.

Additional Information

I also teach Learning Strategies for Math (LS 174). This is a short, six-week course that meets one hour per week. It starts the second full week of the semester. LS 174 teaches thinking and study skills specifically geared toward the learning of math and is a co-requisite for some math courses.