Types of Courses


Lecture: The traditional mathematics classes are formatted as an oral presentation. The instructor leads students through course material at the pace of the instructor. Lecture courses require students to purchase lecture note packets from the UM-Helena Bookstore. Most homework and exams are completed by submitting written work daily to the instructor at the beginning of class. Some lecture courses require the use of MathXL to complete homework and/or exams.   Lecture


Hybrid (HO): The hybrid class meets once a week. During the weekly meeting the instructor may lecture, answer student questions, have students work on homework and/or have students take an in class exam. The instructor sets the pace and schedule for the course. Students utilize MathXL to complete homework and exams electronically. Students in the hybrid class need regular internet access, MathXL, and the self-discipline to study and learn material independently. The instructor provides resources and the course pace for student success. Yet, the student must learn material by reading the electronic textbook, accessing videos and websites, attending a weekly class, and seeking assistance when needed. ComputerIn Class MathXL


Self-Paced (SP): A self-paced class meets four days a week. Students progress through the course material at their own pace. Students meet in a computer lab each day, with an instructor present. The instructor is present to assist students with material, not lecture. The student must learn material by reading the electronic textbook, accessing videos and websites, attending class, and seeking assistance when needed. Students need to be self-disciplined to progress through the material at the recommended pace. If a student completes their mathematics course before the end of the semester their course is finished, and may choose to begin the next course at that point. Self-paced classes use MathXL for their homework and exams, so regular Internet access is needed.
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Online (O): Online courses are for students with the self-discipline to keep up with course material, learn independently, and have regular Internet access. Students progress through the material at their own pace. Students use MathXL to complete homework and exams. The instructor provides students with electronic resources to learn the course material.Computer MathXL