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before coming to class. To make this worth your while, there will also be pre-reading quizzes that will
test your knowledge of this material. At the end of each week, I will post the ‘post-class’ assignment,
which will consist of a single question from an old exam. The goal here is twofold: 1) practicing solving
these questions will help reinforce the material for you, and 2) you will get lots of practice with examstyle questions before the actual exam.
Why are we using this “flipped classroom” thing anyway?
Because it works. Studies show that students who work in group, solving problems together, retain
more information. If you can work on problems while you have access to an “expert”, you can get
immediate feedback on any problems you’re having.
This is not to say that the whole process is going to be fun and easy. Learning is tough. You’re
going to face problems you can’t solve, and it will be frustrating, I promise. But as you learn new
concepts and we eliminate any misconceptions you might have, you’ll do better in the course and be
better prepared for the academic road ahead.
I will post a pre-reading assignment on our connect.ubc.ca website that will guide your prereading with specific pages and questions for you to ponder. Once you have finished, you can access the
pre-reading quiz for the week on our connect.ubc.ca website. Quizzes will be due at the beginning of
class on the Monday of each upcoming week.
During class time, I will try to engage the class using problems/questions that will either be
posed using the iClicker system, or by group assignments. Group work will be handed in at the end of
each class (1 page per group).
At the end of each week, I will post an “assignment” on our connect.ubc.ca site that will be due
at the beginning of Monday’s class the following week. This assignment will be one old exam question
that should help reinforce some of the key concepts we covered the previous week, as wel...
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