Skip to main content # ‘18,821: Project Laboratory in Mathematics’

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 27 |

Hours/Week | 14.6 (14 responses) |

Instructors | Andrei Negut |

Overall Rating | 3.8/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- Some students recommended taking linear algebra and having some programming background.
- Other students recommended being familiar with typing in LaTeX.

## Subject Matter

- Students thought that they learned a lot about how math communication works.
- Students found they learned theoretical and applied topics, depending on the topic they worked on.

## Course Staff

- The math and communication mentors were both
**very helpful**. - Mentors were willing to meet outside of class.

## Lectures

- There were not lectures, just workshops at the beginning of the semester on how to write and communicate math.
- Some students wanted more of these workshops.

## Problem Sets

- There were no problem sets for this course.
- The course assignments consisted of 3 technical papers, based on some research questions, and a presentation of one of the papers.

## Exams

## Resources

- Students used notes on Canvas about LaTeX and how to write.
- There were no other course resources for this course.

## Grading

- Students felt that grading was
**not transparent**. - Students were unsure how grading rubrics translated to grade cutoffs.

## Advice to Future Students

*”Let your teammates know what’s going on and if you’re confused”* *“Only take this if you need a lab class and a CI-M.”*