The Mathematics Interactive Learning Environment
The MILE, located in 301 Urban Life Building, was created to support the redesign of the delivery of Math 1111(College Algebra) and Math 1113(Precalculus). This state-of-the-art computer lab contains 82 computers for general student use and 1 ADA compliant computer. The lab also contains 2 printers for student use through their Panther Id account. One-on-one assistance is provided by peer tutors, graduate research assistants, as well as departmental faculty. Use of the lab is a required element for all sections of these MATH 1111 and 1113 beginning fall 2005. The MILE provides students with an array of interactive materials and activities through mathematical software(MyMathLab). This software is designed to engage the student in their learning process.
Multimedia learning aids for students: MyMathLab includes a
variety of multimedia resources – such as video lectures, animations, and audio
clips – to help students improve their understanding of key concepts. Videos and
animations are also accessible from individual online homework and practice
Student study plan for self-paced learning: MyMathLab generates personalized study plans for students based on their test results. The Study Plan links directly to tutorial exercises for topics a student still needs to work on, and these exercises regenerate algorithmically to provide unlimited practice. The Study Plan is updated each time a student takes a test, so students can continually monitor their progress throughout the course.
Free tutoring for students from the Math Tutor Center : Students using MyMathLab can use their instructor's Course ID to sign up for free math tutoring from the Math Tutor Center . The Tutor Center is staffed by qualified mathematics instructors who provide one-on-one tutoring via toll-free phone, email, and real-time Internet sessions.
Students get immediate feedback while doing their homework assignments. If unsuccessful, they received help online through four different modes of learning.
Free response questions help build students' use of mathematical notation.