The Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Here it comes, our tri-annual message on CTL Workshops:

If you think a Cartesian coordinate is a what you wear to go with your favorite sweater, it might be time for you to bone up on your quantitative skills.  And, right on cue, the CTL if offering a series of quantitative workshops — 90 minutes to a better, more quantitatively adept you.   The topics are basic algebra, graphs, and word problems, and there are two chances for each.

Workshops are in Briggs 420 and run 60 minutes.


8:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20th and 6:00 PM on Monday, September 26th

The algebra workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Basic algebraic operations and the law of exponents
  • Binomial multiplication and factorization
  • Important algebraic identities
  • Techniques for solving quadratic and fractional systems of linear equations
  • Basic concepts and identities of trigonometry


8:00 PM on Friday, September 23rd and 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27th

The graphing workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Graphs of linear equations, quadratic equations, exponential functions, trigonometric functions and more…
  • Significance of slope in various applications
  • Displacement of graphs

Word Problems

6:00 PM on Thursday, September 22nd and 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 28th

The word problem workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Problem solving strategies useful in working with quantitative concepts
  • How to extract useful information from a problem and how to relate similar problems
  • Hands-on experience working on interesting and challenging word problems