MTH 1023 and MTH 2009
SACC provides embedded support for MTH 1023 and MTH 2009. In addition to participating in the embedded support activities, you can also make appointments for tutoring, workshops, and final exam reviews.
Embedded Support for MTH 1023: Peer-Led Team Learning
MTH 1023 meets three days per week for lecture and once per week for Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL.) During PLTL, the class splits into three small groups. PLTL groups form at the beginning of the semester. You’ll be in the same group for the duration of the course. A Peer Leader who is a specially trained SACC tutor leads each group. In PLTL, you will gain hands-on practice solving problems similar to what you’re likely to see on quizzes and tests by engaging in collaborative activities with other students. The PLTL model was first developed at City College in the early 1990s and has since earned a track record for success throughout CUNY and nationwide. Baruch has offered PLTL for MTH 1023 since Fall 2018. Attendance at PLTL is mandatory. Absence from PLTL counts the same as absence from a lecture.
Embedded Support for MTH 2009: Recitation
A recitation is a practice session. Unlike PLTL, which is done in small groups, recitations for MTH 2009 take place with the whole class at once. A specially trained SACC tutor leads recitations. During a recitation, the leader might choose practice problems from the textbook, review sheets, or sample exams. After taking an in-class exam and receiving your grade, a recitation leader may also review problems from that exam, especially if there are problems that many students missed. Attendance policies for recitation vary by instructor. For some instructors, it is mandatory. For others, it is strongly encouraged. Students who attend recitation tend to do better than those who do not, so whether your instructor requires it or not, it’s a good idea to attend every week.
Mode of Instruction
Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, MTH 1023 and MTH 2009 are offered in person, online, and in hybrid format. Please check CUNYfirst carefully to understand the mode of instruction for your section of the course. Most often PLTL or recitation will follow the mode of the lecture. For example, PLTL for an in-person section of MTH 1023 will meet in person, and recitation for an online section of MTH 2009 will meet online. The mode of PLTL/recitation for hybrid sections varies. It is your responsibility to check CUNYfirst carefully so you understand which mode your PLTL or recitation session will occur in. Students participating in online PLTL/recitation sessions will receive instructions from SACC explaining how to access those sessions. You can also find this information by clicking Manage Your Appointments & Go To Your Sessions (On Campus & Online).
Last Updated: September 20, 2021