MATH MODELING STUDY SKILLS
The University of Toledo
Mathematics & Statistics Department, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
MATH1190-0XX, CRN XXXXX
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is the syllabus for MATH 1190 Math Modeling Study Skills. Math 1190 has 2 different meeting formats.
One type meet for 20 minutes Monday through Thursday for the first 8 weeks of the semester. The other meets
50 minutes one day a week for the first 8 weeks of the semester. MATH 1190 covers study skills particular to
success in the MATH 1200 and Math 1180 mathematics courses.
WHY THIS COURSE?
This course will assist you in developing the study skills necessary for success in any mathematics course. Our
reason for offering this course is to ensure that you pass your mathematics course at the highest level possible.
COURSE GOALS
The goals for you associated with this course are to
1. Improve your attitude about mathematics and
2. Equip you with proven study strategies to maximize your ability to do well in mathematics
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
The objective of this course is to develop the students’ mathematical study skills using widely accepted and
research-based methods and techniques. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the aspects of math that make it different from other subjects. Such differences often cause
students to struggle with math courses. We will see how these differences have confused us into thinking
math is more difficult than it actually is.
2. Accept the important role of motivation to succeed. In college math courses it can be difficult to stay
motivated. We will reflect on how to stay focused and energetic.
3. Manage time, the most precious resource. Students often need to spend more time working on math and
need to change how time is spent. Students may even be spending too much time doing the wrong thing.
Tips and strategies for time management will be given.
4. Explore the causes and symptoms of math anxiety. We will discuss how to deal with and potentially
overcome math anxiety and become a more confident, successful student.
5. Discover what style of learning appeals to the student and discuss some specific ways of studying math
that will turn your learning style into one of your biggest strengths.
6. Use organizational strategies including a notebook. We will look at what your class notebook must
include, what it should include, and what it should not include.
7. How to get the most out of a math textbook and strategies for making homework much easier and more
helpful. We will discuss how to deal with a texts’ complexity in a way that will maximize its benefits.
8. Incorporate study skills and strategies that make class time and note taking easier and more beneficial.
9. Practice techniques for memorizing important concepts and formulas. We will help break the monotony
often associated with studying math and make your study time more fun and interesting.
10. How to prepare for and take tests. Preparing for and taking tests is as much a skill as public speaking or
hitting a golf ball; we're going to turn students into real pros.
PREREQUISITE
Be currently enrolled in MATH 1200 or MATH 1180.
REQUIRED MATERIALS
 No additional materials are required for this course. You gain access to course material through your
purchase of the required materials for Math 1200 or Math 1180.
 Access to the internet
UNIVERSITY POLICIES:
POLICY STATEMENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY (ADA)
The University is an equal opportunity educational institution. Please read The University's Policy Statement on
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Americans with Disability Act Compliance.
ACADEMIC ACCOMODATIONS
The University of Toledo is committed to providing equal access to education for all students. If you have a
documented disability or you believe you have a disability and would like information regarding academic
accommodations/adjustments in this course please contact the Student Disability Services Office (Rocket Hall
1820; 419.530.4981; [email protected]) as soon as possible for more information and/or to
initiate the process for accessing academic accommodations. For the full policy see:
http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/student-disability-services/sam/index.html
ACADEMIC POLICIES:
STUDENT PRIVACY
Federal law and university policy prohibits instructors from discussing a student's grades or class performance with
anyone outside of university faculty/staff without the student's written and signed consent. This includes parents and
spouses. For details, see the “Confidentiality of student records (FERPA)” section of the
University Policy Page at http://www.utoledo.edu/policies/academic/undergraduate/index.html
MISSED CLASS POLICY
You are expected to attend every class period for the entire class period and participate in the class
discussions/activities. Because of the interactive nature of this course, your full participation is crucial to the success
of the class.
If you have an excused absence (based on UT’s missed class policy found at
http://www.utoledo.edu/facsenate/missed_class_policy.html), the work you missed, except for the final exam, will
be replaced by the average of all other scores in that category. You may communicate any expected or unexpected
absences via written communication, email, and/or by voice mail. In the event of an emergency or an unavoidably
short notice of absence, you must present an approved written excuse upon your return to class. Approved written
excuses include, but are not limited to, doctor’s notice, funeral programs, court summons, and others.
Excused missed classes will have no weight in the computation of final course grades. Extra credit will be added to
your final mean percent based on attendance (2% for 0 missed days and 1% for 1 missed day). Class attendance will
be taken every day.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Any act of academic dishonesty as defined by the University of Toledo policy on academic dishonesty (found at
http://www.utoledo.edu/dl/students/dishonesty.html will result in an F in the course or an F on the item in question,
subject to the determination of the instructor.
GRADING
Online homework
Online Quizzes
Attendance
Final Exam
25%
25%
25% (includes journals, attendance to group meetings and/or participation in class)
25%
The grade you earn will be based on the following scale:
Overall %
90-100%
80-89%
Grade
A
B
70-79%
C
60-69%
D
0-59%
F
IMPORTANT DATES
*The instructor reserves the right to change the content of the course material if he perceives a need due to
postponement of class caused by inclement weather, instructor illness, etc., or due to the pace of the course.
The last day to drop this course is: _________________________
The last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” from this course is: _________________________
The final exam for this course will be given: ______________________________
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Free math tutoring on a walk-in basis is available in the Math Learning and Resources Center located in Rm
B0200 in the lower level of Carlson Library (phone ext 2176). The Center operates on a walk-in basis. MLRC
hours can be found at http://www.math.utoledo.edu/mlrc/MLRC.pdf
CLASS SCHEDULE
The following is a tentative outline of what will be happening on a weekly basis in the class. There may be changes
as the semester progresses. It is your responsibility to know of any changes announced in class.
Week
1
Course Content
Introduction
What Makes Math Different?
Weekly Assignments
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 1
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 1
In Class Activities
Concepts of the Week
2
Motivation and Achieving Goals
Time Management
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 2
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 2
3
Math Anxiety
4
Learning Styles
Organization
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 3
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 3
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 4
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 4
5
7
Your Textbook and Homework
Class Time and Note Taking
Retention and General Study
Strategies
Test Taking
8
Final Exam
Concepts of the Week
Goal-Setting
Setting Up a Study Plan
Concepts of the Week
Test Preparation Activities
Concepts of the Week
Learning Styles Inventory
Organization Activities
Concepts of the Week
Note-Taking Activities
Concepts of the Week
Review Memory Process
Concepts of the Week
Test Preparation Activities
Take Final Exam
6
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 5
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 5
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 6
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 6
Math 1190 Study Skill HW 7
Math 1190 Study Skill Quiz 7
Math 1190 Practice Final
Study and Prepare for Final
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