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Math Merit FAQs:

 

What can I expect in Merit Math 220, 221, 231, and 241?
What can I expect in Merit Math 115 and 285?

 

What can I expect in Merit Math 220, 221, 231, and 241?:

Students in Merit Math 220, 221, 231, and 241 attend a large lecture session two or three times a week with along with the regular student body. Then students also attend 2-hour Merit workshops twice a week (rather than the 1-hour discussions that the regular student body attends). During these workshops, students work in small groups on a worksheet or activity prepared by the Merit TA that relates to what is being taught in the lecture. Students receive two separate grades for the course. The grade for Math 220, 221, 231, or 241 is determined from their performance on things like homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the lecturer. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Math 199. The grade in Math 199 is based on their preparation, attendance, and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

What can I expect in Merit Math 115 and 285?:

Students in Merit Math 115 and 285 attend all of the same portions of the course as the rest of the student body (large lectures three days a week and any regular discussion sections that are required with the course). Then students also attend a 2-hour Merit workshop once a week. During these workshops, students work in small groups on a worksheet or activity prepared by the Merit TA that relates to what is being taught in the lecture. Students receive two separate grades for the course. The grade for Math 115 or 285 is determined from their performance on things like homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the lecturer. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Math 199. The grade in Math 199 is based on their preparation, attendance, and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

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