Math 152 clinics, spring 2007

I taught Math 151 in the fall 2006 semester. I like to teach well but part of teaching well means teaching effectively. Overall, the students in my class did not do as well as I thought they should have on the exams I gave.

Casey Stengel was supposed to have said of the '62 Mets, "I coached good, but boy! Did they play bad." But I don't think teaching is good if students don't learn.

Conversations with 151 students strongly suggested that deficiencies in study skills were a major cause of poor student performance. I would like to improve this situation. This semester we'll try Math 152 clinics. While getting an A perhaps needs more determination and effort than most students would like to expend, I really believe that almost all students have the talent and intelligence to earn B's in Math 152.

Students may attend all or a part of a clinic. They should bring the textbook, a graphing calculator, paper, and writing implements. They should be prepared to work, and not to be passive observers. There will be no lecturing, and the principal object will be for students to work on and complete textbook problems.

Mondays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM SEC 210 S. Greenfield
Sundays from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM SEC 203 A. Panova
Tuesdays from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ARC 332 S. Soffer

Other sources of help

  • Office hours of the lecturer and the recitation instructors.
  • The Rutgers Learning Resource Centers
  • The Math and Science Learning Center

    Maintained by and last modified 1/15/2007.