Presentation on theme: "Embedded Labs for MAT 171 and 172 What to do with the time?"— Presentation transcript:
Embedded Labs for MAT 171 and 172 What to do with the time?
Presenters NC Curriculum Improvement Project Steering Committee Members Dale Gaddis: Math instructor, Isothermal Community College Lisa Meads: Math instructor, College of The Albemarle Laura Taylor: Math instructor, Cape Fear Community College
Why Embedded Labs? The steering committee advised embedding labs for the following reasons: ❏ Ensure consistency across the state community college system ❏ Provide extra time to develop deeper understanding ❏ Increase rigor and success for precalculus courses ❏ Improve success rates for sequential courses
How to use labs? How your college chooses to use the lab hours will vary depending on the specific logistics of your school. ❏ Extra, more in depth, assignments ❏ In class projects ❏ Out of class projects ❏ Supplemental material not covered in textbook ❏ Provide preview to Calculus concepts Don’t just add two hours of lecture to your current 3 hour course
What to consider when creating a lab assignment? ❏ How much time will it take? ❏ How much credit is it worth to the overall course grade? ❏ Will it be an in class or out of class assignment? ❏ How much time will the student have to complete it? ❏ Will students complete it Individually or as a group assignment? ❏ How much time will it take to grade?
How to create labs? ❏ Use the projects or most challenging questions from the textbookprojects ❏ Departmental committees to share lab assignments ❏ Websites… - ❏ Other sources of information ❏ Problems that are aligned specifically to sequential courses ❏ Real world uses of concept material
Sample Project from Textbook Chapter 1 Project From Sullivan Precalculus 9th Edition
Resources This is a link to our presentation as well as a repository to share labs