What is UNO's Math Lab?
The UNO Math Lab is the center for instruction of MATH 1000, Pre-Intermediate Algebra; MATH 1310, Intermediate Algebra; MATH 1320, College Algebra; and MATH 1930, Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences to students of all majors. The Math Lab combines cutting edge technology with weekly lectures and unlimited one-on-one tutoring to help students learn mathematics. Students succeed in the Math Lab by carefully following the Math Lab program on their daily schedules and by actively participating in the "doing" of mathematics.
Why does UNO use Math Lab instead of traditional courses?
If you were to observe the group dynamic of a traditional math classroom, it would be very apparent that there exists as many “unique” learning styles as there are unique students in that classroom. From the daydreaming student to the ill-prepared and bewildered one, success is only achieved by actively becoming involved in their own learning of mathematics. The UNO Math Lab allows students to individualize their learning by accessing and completing their work on-line on a virtual desktop terminal, viewing videos and examples, working in course notebooks, and taking multiple retakes of quizzes and exams.
How are Math Lab courses taught?
Students are required to attend a 75 minute lecture once a week and spend a minimum of three flexible hours each week in the UNO Math Lab using the MyLabsPlus software. During the weekly lecture a trained instructor will guide students through the work that will be done each week, including important concepts, especially difficult problems, study strategies and in-class quizzes. Course coordinators have created all homework assignments, quizzes and tests in MyLabsPlus, and students can work on them in the lab or anywhere that has an internet connection.
What are the many ways for a student to receive help?
How are students tested?
- 10%: Participation (5% for classroom participation, 5% for lab's participation)
- 10%: Homework
- 10%: Quizzes (2 lowest of 14 quizzes will be dropped)
- 45%: Tests (4 tests, lowest will be replaced with final exam score if higher)
- 25%: Final exam (cumulative)
How can I manage my time in a Math Lab course?
What does it take to make the grade?
- Attending their registered class every week.
- Filling out their course notes.
- Attending the Lab at least 180 minutes each week.
- Completing every quiz until 100% is achieved, up to 10 tries.
- Taking each quiz at least five times even if a 100% is achieved the first time.
- Completing each test three times for Math 1310 and two times for Math 1320.