Welcome to Math 110/111, a two-semester introductory calculus sequence at Yale.
If you are a Math 110/111 student in my workshop, please sign in using the button below at the start of each workshop. You must sign in to receive credit for your attendance. You can access resources related to our workshop on the course Canvas site.
If you are a Math 110/111 student in another workshop and you would like to attend mine, you must obtain permission in advance from the course director as specified on the course Canvas site. At the start of workshop, please sign in using the button above.
I care very much that our workshop is a meaningful, worthwhile and enjoyable learning experience for each of you. I’ve set out some norms below that will enable us to make that happen (in tandem with the course-wide policies set out in the Math 110/111 syllabi). Please read them with care.
Collaboration — One of the most effective (and enjoyable!) ways to learn math is to engage in problem-solving with others—that’s why we have our workshop. Share your questions about concepts and ideas for solving problems with your classmates—and respond to others’ thoughts—so that we sustain a productive, lively discussion.
Attendance — Obviously there’s a formal rule about this, but I also personally care that you attend our sessions. Coming to workshop consistently and on time will enable the kind of collaboration I outlined above—integral to learning in math. (To add an extra incentive, a small component of your course grade is calculated based on our workshops—a freebie when you attend and participate in discussion.)
Office hours — You are always welcome in my office hours. Please review the remarks in the following section.
Electronics — To promote lively discussion, please refrain from using electronic devices in workshop. I hope you find this policy supports engagement and reduces distraction. Please let me know if this poses an issue and I’ll be happy to help.
Feedback — Your feedback means a lot to me, and I take it to heart. It helps me make our workshop better—more meaningful, worthwhile and enjoyable, as I hope it will be—and it helps me become a better teacher. Therefore, I provide structured opportunities to offer feedback periodically through the term (including opportunities to share feedback anonymously), but I always welcome your thoughts. Please feel free to speak with me in person—before or after workshop or during office hours—or get in touch electronically.
My Spring 2019 office hours are every Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30–10 p.m. in Bass Library, downstairs in L70. All Math 110/111 students are welcome, regardless of which lecture and workshop you attend. You may need to enter Bass through the South Entrance if the rest of Sterling Memorial Library is closed.
You are always welcome in my office hours. Please come by with your questions or thoughts, or even just to say hello! If you ever feel confused about course material, please feel comfortable coming by even if you don’t know exactly what to ask—we’ll work through it together. If you can’t make my standing hours, please let me know; often I can meet separately, and even if not, I can connect you with other course-wide and Yale College resources for getting help.