The Minnesota Model is a conservative instructional environment, meaning that there is still a lecture, discussion sections and laboratories. There has been no outward change in what the students see enrolling in our courses. However, what the student experiences is different.
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The Minnesota Model is used in two different courses on two different sets of students. Our students are predominately residents of Minnesota.
Two-quarter, algebra-based course for non-majors.
30 % juniors
50% had calculus
50% had HS chemistry
50% had HS physics
Three-quarter, calculus-based course for engineers and scientists.
10 % juniors
80% had calculus
87% had HS physics
53% work (25% more than 10 hours per week)
61% expect to get A