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Jeff Wakefield

Jeffrey Wakefield

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1612
(909) 274-4402
jwakefieldAT_mtsac.edu


BSUniversity of California, Los Angeles
MS — California State University, Long Beach


Jeffrey Wakefield

My name is Jeff Wakefield.  I started teaching math in 1996, at Cal State Long Beach.  I also taught a few years at Cypress College prior to arriving at Mt. SAC in 2000.  I earned my bachelor’s degree at UCLA, and my master’s degree at Cal State Long Beach.  I am married, with a daughter and a son.  My activities include baseball, basketball, working on my house, and serving at my church.  I enjoy teaching because I like seeing people learn, as the understanding of mathematics better equips you to solve problems in the real world.

 

I would like to give you a small glimpse of my online class structure, so that you know what to expect in my class.

 

In my Spring 2021 Math 71 class:

Every few weeks, you will be sent via Canvas a worksheet packet with notes to do for the class. There will be no live Zoom lectures in this class (although I will be using Zoom for office hours). Instead, every week, I will have a series of pre-recorded lecture videos for you to watch. In these videos, you will see me doing the problems in the notes. Do the notes along with me as you are watching the videos. Soon after a certain worksheet packet is complete, we will have an exam. Exams will take place during the meeting times listed in the class schedules, and assignments will also be due at the start of the meeting times listed. After the exam, you will be sent a new worksheet packet, and we will do the same thing: watch the videos, take notes, and then another exam will take place when that packet is done. Homework assignments will be collected twice per week, and the worksheet packet itself will be collected on the day of each exam. The final exam will take place at the normal time for a class that meets at these days/times. We will also have some extra credit opportunities periodically throughout the semester.

You can watch the videos at any time you want, as long as you get your assignments completed and turned-in on time; however, it is highly recommended that you watch the video(s) and try to do your corresponding homework early enough so that if you have any questions, you still have time to message me or visit me in my office hours before the assignment is due. If, for example, the assignment is due on Thursday morning, waiting until late on Wednesday night to watch the video(s) and try the homework is not normally a good idea because you may get stuck on a concept and have questions, so please plan your work times accordingly.

Announcements will normally be posted at the beginning of the week, and will include your homework assignments for the week, along with the corresponding video(s) that show you the notes that will help you do those assignments. Announcements will also include other important items such as exam dates, other assignments, and other important details. Access to Canvas and a scanning app such as CamScanner (for submitting work in Canvas) is required. Access to either the physical textbook or the ebook is allowed. Homework assignments will be in the form of Worksheets, Textbook Problems. Homework will be due every period as listed in the class schedule. For example, if it is a MW class, then homework will be due on Mondays and Wednesdays. If TTh, then homework will be due on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Writing Utensils: Required
Printer: Strongly Recommended
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Scientific Calculator: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Strongly Recommended
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

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In my Spring 2021 Math 130 class:

Every few weeks, you will be sent via Canvas a worksheet packet with notes to do for the class. There will be no live Zoom lectures in this class (although I will be using Zoom for office hours). Instead, every week, I will have a series of pre-recorded lecture videos for you to watch. In these videos, you will see me doing the problems in the notes. Do the notes along with me as you are watching the videos. Soon after a certain worksheet packet is complete, we will have an exam. Exams will take place during normal meeting times listed in the class schedule (TTh 7:30-9:35am), and assignments will be due at 7:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. After the exam, you will be sent a new worksheet packet, and we will do the same thing: watch the videos, take notes, and then another exam will take place when that packet is done. Homework assignments will be collected twice per week, and the worksheet packet itself will be collected on the day of each exam. The Final Exam will be on June 8th, 7:30am-10am. We will also have some extra credit opportunities periodically throughout the semester.

You can watch the videos at any time you want, as long as you get your assignments completed and turned-in on time; however, it is highly recommended that you watch the video(s) and try to do your corresponding homework early enough so that if you have any questions, you still have time to message me or visit me in my office hours before the assignment is due. If, for example, the assignment is due on Thursday morning, waiting until late on Wednesday night to watch the video(s) and try the homework is not normally a good idea because you may get stuck on a concept and have questions, so please plan your work times accordingly.

Announcements will normally be posted early on Tuesday morning, and will include your homework assignments for the week, along with the corresponding video(s) that show you the notes that will help you do those assignments. Announcements will also include other important items such as exam dates, other assignments, and other important details. Access to Canvas and a scanning app such as CamScanner (for submitting work in Canvas) is required. Access to either the physical textbook or the ebook is allowed. Homework assignments will be in the form of Worksheets, Textbook Problems. Homework assignments will generally be due Tuesday, Thursday. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Writing Utensils: Required
Printer: Strongly Recommended
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Scientific Calculator: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Strongly Recommended
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

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My office hours will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday via Zoom sessions. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability. I look forward to working with everyone, and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Current Class Schedule:
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Wakefield, Jeffrey MATH 51 Elementary Algebra 22829 4 MW 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 07:30AM 09:35AM ONLINE
Wakefield, Jeffrey MATH 51 Elementary Algebra 22830 4 TR 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 07:30AM 09:35AM ONLINE
Wakefield, Jeffrey MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 22855 5 TR 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 09:45AM 12:20AM ONLINE