Activities in workshops
During the workshops the students will be
- actively thinking about and solving problems involving calculus
- practicing doing calculations
- interacting with peers to solve problems involving mathematics
- receiving feedback to help them identify and work on correcting possible weaknesses
- Everyone is expected to take an active role in group work.
- Latecomers may have marks deducted at the discretion of the TA.
Learning Goals for workshops
From the activities in the workshops students will be able to:
- after reading a problem, be able to correctly state in their own words what the problem is asking and what information is given that is needed in order to solve the problem.
- after restating the problem, be able to identify which mathematical techniques and concepts are needed to find the solution.
- be able to apply those techniques and concepts and correctly perform the necessary algebraic steps to obtain a solution.
Each workshop is 90 minutes long and consists of two parts.
- About 75 minutes will be spent working in small groups on a range of problems, and then
- a short quiz consisting of 1 question similar to those you have just worked on in your groups.
Your workshop grade will be computed from both your participation and your quizzes.