Your name
Level in school
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Grad
Major(s)
Are you familiar with Python? (the programming language for this course)
Yes
Barely
No
Other programming courses/experience, in particular indicate object-oriented experience
Math courses, particularly algebra
What would you like to learn in this course? Anything specific?
You probably do not know exactly what learning situations you will find most useful for this specific class, but I would like a starting point based on your past experience. Please let me know if your desires change later.
In class we will integrate topics and do examples linking concepts in novel ways. You will be expected to do the same. These are some of the harder things to do and are worthwhile doing in class. Then there is the question of how much time to spend in class on basic, more factual material. What is important for you in dealing with new factual information that is covered in your text?
Learn it from a lecture presentation; the book is just a backup.
After a quick overview of the most important topics to look for, read the data at my pace, and ask questions and see/do examples in class.
Read it and go over it myself , and mostly use class for harder things, except where I have specific questions.
Class and reading are not generally enough to really learn much. Doing/using new things is essential. Do you like to work alone at your own pace, and know you did everything? Does it help you to learn to do things and be able to apply them later yourself (not just get correct solutions on specific problems) when you consult in a group? You will have individual, not group, tests and take-home quizzes ultimately determining most of your grade. Given all this, how would you like to deal with work outside of class?
Checkin on what people know already, to prepare class emphasies.
The remaining answer choices are shorthand. Here is what they mean:
Know: I could do/use this right now with little trouble.
Refresh: I learned this before, but now I would need to go back and look at my notes and refresh my knowledge.
???? : I have not learned that.
Please select the most appropriate button in each case.
Formal logic/proof structure
Know
Refresh
????
Use recursion
Use Mathematicl Induction
Big Oh notation:
Big Theta notation:
Worst-case run time complexity:
Storage size needs in terms of big Oh:
Performance analysis of code using big Oh:
Modular arithmetic
Modular groups
Finite fields
Euler phi function
Chinese remainder theorem
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