Math Class Formats
TMCC offers math classes in a variety of formats to accommodate varying student needs and preferences. Students should check with the mathematics department when in doubt as to the format of a particular class.
Lecture format. Class meets twice a week for one hour and fifteen minutes on one of the TMCC sites. Traditional and/or non-traditional learning/instruction methods may be used (lecture, group work, discovery modules, in-class exercises, question-and-answer sessions, etc.). A lecture math class may include an online component (for example, homework and quizzes).
Computer-based format (Math 95 and 96). These classes meet in a classroom equipped with computers. Students work with interactive software, completing homework and assessments on the computer. Faculty instruct on an individual and/or small group basis. Access to a computer outside of class time is required in order to complete coursework. Computer-based math classes are described in the TMCC class schedule as: "COMPUTER-BASED CLASS: ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED ON A COMPUTER. STUDENTS NEED COMPUTER ACCESS OUTSIDE CLASS TIME."
Online format. Syllabus, class notes, videos, homework, quizzes, practice tests, etc. are delivered online. Students interact with the instructor and with their classmates online. Students must come to the college to take their midterm and final exams (unless proctoring arrangements have been made with the instructor).
Hybrid format. Online class but meets on campus one day per week for discussion.
Self-paced lab format. Class meets twice a week for one hour and fifteen minutes in a math lab. Students work individually and at their own pace. Homework isn't collected. Students take exams after studying the appropriate sections of the textbook. The instructor helps students on an individual and/or small group basis.