not a traditional lecture class. In developmental math classes taught in lab mode, you will read and work through the course materials in your textbook and then complete homework assignments through MyMathLab, a web-based, online course software, on your own. You will receive individual assistance from your instructor as needed. Homework problems are designed to prepare you for tests. You have access to a multimedia textbook with links to learning aids, such as animations, videos and other lesson demonstrations. The learning aids will provide you with active learning at your own pace. Although you will work on the course material and take tests at your own pace, classroom attendance is required. In order to complete the course, other required progress standards will apply (your instructor will supply you with a syllabus and other pacing material.) If you need extra help, you may attend other lab sections of developmental math in addition to your own. You may not make up absences by attending another lab section. Since this mode of instruction allows you to work through the course materials at your own pace, it is possible to complete one level of developmental math and begin the next level. Students are able to complete two levels in one semester. The textbook and access code for the use of the courseware are available from the campus bookstore. Students enrolled in some lab classes are required to have a TI-84 graphing calculator.
Choose the laboratory-based (lab) mode if you:
- Only need a review of the material.
- Are self-motivated and work well on your own.
- Want to complete more than one level of developmental math in one semester.
- Enjoy using computers.