Shun (Nancy) Wang


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Class Format

Face-to-face sections: Learning math is not just about sitting in class, watching teachers, waiting for them to solve problems on the whiteboard. Learning math is not only reading about the problem, but also it is about doing the problem. Therefore, after I demonstrate how to solve a problem, students have many opportunities to practice doing similar problems in class. During the class, if you have any math-related questions, please do not be afraid to ask me. Asking questions is a win-win method of learning. You can learn from my answer and I can learn what I need to do to help you to learn.

Resource Use

Textbooks                     Extensive       

Calculators                   Limited

Computer software   Limited

Online homework      Limited

Assessment

Grades are based on four to six tests and daily in-class assignments. For math 115,116 and 171, I will hand out a review sheet before each test to help you prepare for the test.

Homework Policy

Homework is assigned daily. However, I do not collect homework. Homework gives you an opportunity to practice problems we have learned in class. It is your responsibility to try doing these problems and to ask questions in class about the parts of lessons that you do not understand. Students may also see me during office hours or immediately before class with questions about homework.

Attendance Policy

If you miss class, then you will miss the points which you would otherwise have earned from a graded in-class assignment. Each student will be assigned to a seating chart after the first week of class; this will help me to learn your names and to return in-class assignments promptly.

Availability

I am available during regular office hours or by appointment.

Additional Information

Many students have shared with me that as children they were told that math is a subject that you either "get" or "don't get." I want to let everyone know that here in our department, we only teach the math that everyone can "get”. Therefore, if you are planning to take a math class, do not worry too much about your former math background. In my classes, you will have a fresh start. I will do my best to explain math in a simple and easy way to understand. I will not give up on anyone and I ask that you do not give up on yourself. I will help you to learn math in order for you to become successful in your future courses.