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Math Merit FAQs:

 

What can I expect in Merit Math 220, Calculus?
What can I expect in Merit Math 221, Calculus I?
What can I expect in Merit Math 231, Calculus II?
What can I expect in Merit Math 241, Calculus III?

 

Merit Math 220, Calculus:

Students in Merit Math 220 attend a large lecture session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with other Math 220 students. Then students also attend a 2-hour workshop every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (rather than the regular 1-hour discussions held on Tuesday and Thursday). 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 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the lecturer. Students also receive 2 hours of credit for Math 199. The grade for those two hours is based on their attendance and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

Merit Math 221, Calculus I:

Students in Merit Math 221 attend a large lecture session Monday and Wednesday with other Math 221 students. Then students also attend a 2-hour workshop every Tuesday and Thursday (rather than the regular 1-hour discussions held on Tuesday and Thursday). 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 221 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the lecturer. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Math 199. The grade for that hour is based on their attendance and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

Merit Math 231, Calculus II:

Students in Merit Math 231 can choose between two different formats. One format is very similar to all of the other math Merit courses. In this format, students attend a large lecture session Monday and Wednesday with other Math 231 students. Then students also attend a 2-hour workshop every Tuesday and Thursday (rather than the regular 1-hour discussions held on Tuesday and Thursday). In the second format, students attend a 2-hour workshop every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is no separate lecture component for this course. Homework, quizzes, and exams are all prepared and given by the Merit TA. In either format, during the workshops, students work in small groups on a worksheet or activity prepared by the Merit TA. Students receive two separate grades for the course. The grade for Math 231 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Math 199. The grade for that hour is based on their attendance and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

Merit Math 241, Calculus III:

Students in Merit Math 241 attend a large lecture session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with other Math 241 students. Then students attend a 2-hour workshop every Tuesday and Thursday (rather than the regular 1-hour discussions held on Tuesday and Thursday). 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 241 is determined from their performance on homework, quizzes, and exams and is given by the lecturer. Students also receive 1 hour of credit for Math 199. The grade for this one hour is based on their attendance and participation in the workshop portion of the course and is given by their Merit TA.

 

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