Math Department Workshops
The Math Department at San Jose State now offers a series of workshops designed to help students succeed and excel in their lower division math courses.
Required Workshops for Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 and Math 71
Students in Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 and Math 71 are required to sign up for the corresponding workshop when they sign up for their 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 and Math 71, lecture course. The lecture course and the workshop must both be in your shopping cart at the same time when you are checking out. If you have trouble registering for any of these course contact the Math Office, MH 308, 1-408-924-5100. In the workshops students work together in small groups on challenging problems to help them understand Precalculus and Calculus concepts more deeply and lay the groundwork for success in Calculus and in other future math courses. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshops, and students in Precalculus and Calculus workshops are encouraged to form student study groups and continue working on their precalculus homework together outside of class. Students who participate in Math Department workshops end up with an average grade of about 0.5 to 1.0 grade points higher than those who do not participate in the workshops.
Opting Out of a Required Workshop
While we strongly encourage all students to take the workshops in Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 and Math 71 students can opt out of a required workshop by coming to the Math Office, MH 308 and filling out the appropriate form. Before opting out of the workshop we ask students to attend at least one workshop and supply us with a reason why you are unable to take the workshop. It is especially import for all students with less than a B in a prerequisite course to take the workshop since they are at a much higher risk of not passing the course.
Changing a workshop after class has already begun can be done by obtaining a permission number for the new workshop and a new permission number for the lecture class. Then you must drop both the lecture and the old workshop. Finally, you must reregister for the lecture and the new workshop using your permission numbers at the same time.
Voluntary workshops are offered for Math 8, Math 32 and Math 42. While students are again strongly encouraged to take these workshops they are not required to sign up for the workshop when they register for the course.