Flipped Math Classes FAQ
Structure. Support. Success.
What are "flipped" classes?
A flipped (or inverted) class flips the traditional lecture class. Lectures are watched at home and class time is turned into workshop time where students assimilate the new information. The format allows more time for teachers to interact with students instead of lecturing.
How do I know this is the best course for me?
You should consider this learning environment if you...
- like working in groups and in a social atmosphere
- like the idea of reviewing information before class and completing homework (in groups) during class time
- are less interested in knowing the "why" of math and more interested in just knowing how to do it
- are comfortable learning on the computer, but still, want a face-to-face environment
What is this class like?
The flipped classes meet four hours a week in a regular classroom with an instructor. Prior to each class meeting, you will watch a video lecture or read through the textbook and create a set of notes to bring to class. In the classroom, your instructor will review some key ideas. Then you will work in groups to complete your math exercises for the day. All students follow the course schedule at the same pace.
What course materials do I purchase?
Videos, the textbook, homework, quizzes and tests are accessed online using the MyMathLab software. When you register for a class you pay a course fee that gives you automatic access to the software. You will be able to access the software on the first day of the semester.
Where can I get help for my "flipped" classes?Students in flipped classes are always welcome to get tutoring help in the Hub. The Hub has computers available to use to complete homework or take notes. Tutors are available to answer your questions.
What do other students say about "flipped" classes?
"I like the way the instructor would review common difficulties that everyone had in the homework, which would make the tests easier. Also, we learned the things that we as a class would struggle in and did not have to review things that we as a class already mastered or knew."
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weber State University
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2516
Ogden, UT 84408-2516
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY) 207
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