Hybrid sections of MAT 114 Quantitative Reasoning
Trying to decide between an in-person MAT 114 section and a hybrid
section? Consider the following information.
The hybrid approach:
- is recommended by most students who have
taken hybrid sections of MAT 114
- results in higher student success rates
than those in standard in-person sections
- Sections meet in person once weekly for
one hour rather than three meetings per week.
- Many course requirements and activities
(but not all) are online.
- The course has supplemental instruction
support as well as generous open hours in the department resource room staffed
by graduate assistants.
Who should take a hybrid section?
You should take the hybrid section if you:
- dedicate plenty of time outside the one-hour in-person meetings
to study the material, work through online activities and practice problems,
and complete online assignments and quizzes
- take initiative to make use of expert
help and available resources to learn the material
- are comfortable learning by using
educational resources (e.g., books, online activities, online study aids,
individual or group tutorials) in addition to absorbing material in a typical
The hybrid MAT 114 sections for Fall 2011 are sections 01 - 12
and 23 - 25.
More information about the hybrid sectionsRead more
- A short orientation session will be held
during the first week of classes on Monday evening, August 29, for sections 01
- 06 and 23 - 25, and on Wednesday evening, August 31, for Hybrid sections 07 -
12. The time of this orientation session
is the second listed time in the schedule of classes for the section.
- Each hybrid section meets in person once
each week on Tuesday or Thursday for 1 hour at the first listed time in the
- The weekly meetings will cover key points
in the material along with examples, but there will not be time to cover all
the course content. Depending on your
particular section, the weekly meetings may also include in-class work or other
- You will be expected to work through the
online notes on your own, including reading the material and examples and
working all solution check problems and worksheets. The notes contain the essential course
content. Plan to spend about 8 hours on
the course each week besides the class meeting.
- Course requirements and activities
include online homework and/or hard-copy assignments, and online quizzes.
- Four term exams are scheduled on Monday
evenings September 19, October 17, November 7, and November 28 (sections 01 -
06 and 23 - 25) or Wednesday evenings September 21, October 19, November 9, and
November 30 (sections 07 - 12). You can
see the dates and the exam times in the LOUIE schedule of classes by
clicking on the link for your particular section. The final exam date is Monday, December 12
for sections 01 - 06 and 23 - 25, and Wednesday, December 14 for sections 07 -
12, in the evening at a time announced by your instructor.
- The hybrid sections have an instructor
and a dedicated supplemental instruction teacher.
- The Mathematics Resource Room (AMB 137)
will be available with generous hours.
It has computers and is staffed by graduate assistants and undergraduate
- Your instructor will give you more
detailed information in the syllabus and the first class session.
- For those concerned that the hybrid may
be the wrong choice, there are still seats remaining in standard sections.
More details will be provided on the syllabus.