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Welcome MAT 1375 Instructors

INSTRUCTORS: This site is intended to be a model, or template, for MAT 1375 Precalculus.  It has been set up to include essential information and resources for students and faculty in the course.  You are welcome to make a copy of it for use in your own MAT 1375 section, and to modify your copy in any way you see fit (feel free to experiment)!

HOW TO MAKE A COPY OF THIS SITE FOR YOUR OWN USE:  If you’d like to use it for your own MAT 1375 section, you will need to “Clone the course” (make a copy for your personal use) — this can be done by clicking the “Clone this Course” link on the right side of the page under “Sharing”.  NOTE: After cloning, all pages & posts are automatically marked as “Draft” and must be “Published” before they are visible – See the Cloning a Course help page for a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of the process.

This “welcome” post is pinned to the top of your home page, so it will be the first thing your students see when they visit your site.   Once you have cloned the course, feel free to personalize the message below (and delete this red text).

Welcome MAT 1375 students!  We’ll be using this OpenLab site throughout the semester – please take a look around and see what is available.

First Assignment – Introduce Yourself

INSTRUCTORS: This is an example of a low-stakes writing assignment on the OpenLab.  If you wish to use it, please update the due date below (in red) and make any other changes you desire (feel free to experiment).  Don’t forget to delete this paragraph.  Then click the green “Publish” button on the upper right to make the assignment visible to students.

Your first OpenLab assignment is to introduce yourself to your classmates.  This assignment is due Thursday, February 7th, at the start of class. Late submissions will receive partial credit.

Assignment. Write a comment in reply to this post (scroll to the bottom to find the “Leave a Reply” box).  Your comment should be at least 2 paragraphs in length.  In the first paragraph, introduce yourself in whatever way you wish (what do you want your classmates to know about you?).  In the second paragraph, choose ONE of the following two topics and write a response. Don’t forget to tell us which topic you chose.

Topics (choose ONE).

  1. Was math ever your favorite subject? If so, when was it? What about math made it your favorite? If math has never been your favorite subject, what about it do you not like?
  2. Sometimes people can recognize a time when their opinion of math dramatically changed either for the better or the worse. Tell us about it.

Extra Credit. For extra credit, write a response to one of your classmates’ comments. Do you feel the same? Did you learn anything? Do you have any advice? Be kind.