Natalya Malakhova

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Class Format

Face-to-face sections

Brief reviewing of the previous material, introducing new concepts, providing examples; discussion, in-class practice, as time permits.  Some lectures include Power Point Presentations. Note taking is emphasized.   Comfortable atmosphere encourages effective learning.

Resource Use

Textbooks are supplemental to the lecture: they provide practice problems and additional illustrations. Some textbook exercises may be part of the graded homework, e-book is acceptable. [Extensive]

Calculators scientific ones are allowed.  Graphing calculators can’t be used during the tests [Limited]

Computer software Some use of FREE online applets to illustrate certain math concepts [Limited]

Online homework MyMathLab is used for selected courses [Extensive]


There are typically 4-5 Unit Exams: the lowest test score is dropped.  No make-up Exams.  Final Exam grade replaces the lower Unit Exam grade.  Some classes have quizzes weekly or have projects monthly.

Homework Policy

Intermediate Algebra and below:  daily (or each class meeting) short written assignments. College Algebra and above:  weekly written assignments.  MyMathLab software is used for online homework, where available.

Typically, I’m using the combination of computer-based and hand-written homework.  All homework assignments are graded.  Late homework is not accepted.

Attendance Policy

I’m taking attendance for my records.  There is a strong correlation between student’s presence in class and student’s Course Grade. 


At least 10 min before and after class, or/and by appointment.   Email ( is the best and preferred method to contact me.

Additional Information

I treat my students with respect and courtesy.  Math class is a serious commitment for both parties, but it is a very rewarding experience.  Students succeed when they listen to the teacher.  I’m here to help you, as you need.