Class Time Policies for Distance Learning & In-Person Courses

Making Math Real Institute Distance Learning [DL] Class Time Policies

Computer Laptop Use and Audio/Video Recording Policies:  For the benefit, safety and privacy of all course participants, Making Math Real does NOT allow for any audio or video recording or photography/screenshots of any kind during courses or presentations. Laptop computers and iPads/tablets will be utilized during distance learning/online class instruction and for note-taking purposes ONLY.  All other electronic devices and cameras, including but not limited to cell phones, smart watches, digital cameras and recording pens are strictly prohibited during class instruction, and must be turned off and stored away during all course instruction time. Course participants may access their cell phones during regularly scheduled breaks and lunch. Any participant who violates this policy and uses their technology device to record will be required to delete the recorded content and be immediately and permanently removed from the course (future course privileges may also be revoked). Violators are not eligible for refunds of any kind and will receive an incomplete in the course.

DISTANCE LEARNING BLACK SCREEN POLICY:  As with any traditional MMRI course, all forms of audio and video recording and photography, including screenshots, are strictly prohibited during distance learning course instruction and violate the Making Math Real Institute’s protections under copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. During all distance learning courses via Zoom, there are NO black screens:

Participants may not disable their laptop/computer’s camera when instruction is in progress. * 

* Black Screen Medical Waiver: due to medical reasons, a participant may require using the black screen mode. If such a condition is known prior to the start of a course or at any time during a course, the participant must email [email protected] to request a medical waiver form as soon as possible to inform the MMRI of this condition. Please note that if the black screen mode is required for more than a total of four hours for a 4 – 8 half-day course, eight hours for a 10 -14 half-day course, or sixteen hours for any course of 16 or more half days, that course will not be successfully completed/passed, either for receiving academic credit from CSUEB (optional) or for completion of course requirements from the MMRI.

Successful course completion from the MMRI is necessary for:  1) if said course is a required prerequisite for another course 2) purchasing supplemental materials connected to said course 3) purchasing academic units for said course 4) requesting a certificate of attendance for said course. In all of the above-mentioned cases in which successful course completion from the MMRI is required, the incomplete course would need to be retaken and completed to fulfill  prerequisite, academic units, certificate of attendance, and materials purchase requirements.

Please note that if the limits of black screen time are exceeded, it is still possible to continue attending the course as a class audit.

Attendance and Grading Policy for Successfully Passing and Completing MMRI Courses:  Full distance learning (DL) course attendance is required in order to successfully pass or complete all Making Math Real courses.

>> If a participant registers with CSUEB to receive academic units of credit (optional) for the course, the MMRI “credit” grading policy is as follows:

  • full course attendance is required to pass and receive a passing letter grade to pass a course, participants can miss:
    • no more than 4 hours of instruction in a 4 half-day through 8 half-day course
    • no more than 8 hours for a 10 half-day through 14 half-day course
    • no more than 16 hours for a 16 or more half-day course
  • all participants who miss no more than the above allotted class time, but still successfully pass a course, will have their letter grade reduced based on the hours of class time missed
  • this “Attendance and Grading Policy” includes and incorporates the “Distance Learning Black Screen Policy”

>> If a participant does NOT opt for academic credit, but wishes to successfully complete a Making Math Real course, the MMRI course completion policy is as follows:

  • full course attendance is recommended to successfully complete all MMR courses, however participants are permitted to miss the following hours and still fulfill course completion:
    -no more than 4 hours of instruction in a 4 half-day through 8 half-day course
    -no more than 8 hours for a 10 half-day through 14 half-day course
    -no more than 16 hours for a 16 or more half-day course
  • this “Attendance and Grading Policy” includes and incorporates the “Distance Learning Black Screen Policy”

>> Passing / Completing a Making Math Real course is necessary:

1) if said course is a required prerequisite for another course in the MMRI series.
2) if the participant wishes to earn and purchase academic units for said course.
3) if the participant wishes to purchase supplemental instructional materials connected to said course.
4) if the participant requires a “certificate of attendance” for school, district or professional purposes.  MMR certificates of attendance are available upon successful completion of any MMR course by emailing and sending a request for the certificate of attendance to [email protected], after a course has ended.

In the above-mentioned cases in which completion from the MMRI is required, the incomplete course would need to be retaken and completed to fulfill prerequisite, academic units, certificate of attendance, and materials purchase requirements.

IMPORTANT POLICY NOTE:  The Making Math Real Institute DOES NOT PROVIDE MAKE-UPS, videos, or notes for your missing any amount of course content, instructional time, or class dates, under any circumstances.

MMRI Certificate of Attendance:  Course participants may request a “proof of attendance” certificate from the Making Math Real Institute office after a course has been successfully passed/completed by emailing: [email protected]

Cell Phone Use Policy: Out of respect for the course instructor and all participants, cell phone use is prohibited during class time. Participants may check phones for texts and return calls during regularly scheduled breaks and lunch. All cell phones must be turned off and stored away during course instruction. 

Course Content Policy:  Due to the large amount of information that each course provides within a limited amount of time as well as variability in different group’s processing rates, course content may be modified at the discretion of the instructor.

Distance Learning Online Instruction Policy Agreement

Distance Learning Course Registration, Refund, Transfer Policy Agreement 

MAKING MATH REAL reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.


Making Math Real Institute “In-Person” Class Time Policies 

Attendance & Grading Policy:  Full course attendance is required in order to successfully pass or complete a course and receive optional academic credit for the course (if optional academic units are purchased through CSUEB Continuing Education). There are NO make-ups under any circumstances for missed days during a Making Math Real course. If you miss more than half a day for any 2-day, 3-day or 4-day course, 1 day or more for any 6-day course, or 2 or more days for any 10-day or 12-day course, you will not successfully pass or complete the course. Course participants may request a “proof of attendance” certificate from the Making Math Real Institute office after a course has been successfully completed by emailing [email protected].

Computer Laptop Use Policy & Audio/Video Recording Policies: For the benefit, safety and privacy of all course participants, Making Math Real does NOT allow for any audio or video recording or photography/screenshots of any kind during courses or presentations. Laptop computers and iPads/tablets will be allowed during in-person class instruction for note-taking purposes ONLY. All other electronic devices and cameras, including but not limited to cell phones, smart watches, digital cameras and recording pens are strictly prohibited during class instruction, and must be turned off and stored away during all course instruction time. Course participants may access their cell phones during regularly scheduled breaks and lunch. Any participant who violates this policy and uses their technology device to record will be required to delete the recorded content and be immediately and permanently removed from the course (future course privileges may also be revoked). Violators are not eligible for refunds of any kind and will receive an incomplete in the course. [revised Jan. 16, 2019]

Cell Phone Use Policy:  Out of respect for the course instructor and all participants, cell phone use is prohibited during class time. Participants may check phones for texts and return calls during regularly scheduled breaks and lunch. All cell phones must be turned off and stored away during course instruction. 

Fragrances:  Due to the growing number of environmental sensitivities, allergies, and for the benefit of all course participants, please refrain from wearing fragrances such as perfume or cologne.

“Parking Lot” for Questions:  Due to the time constraints of the course, please note that questions asked that directly relate to the content covered will be addressed, and that all other questions will be placed in the “Parking Lot.” If time permits, the instructor will address “Parking Lot” questions at his/her discretion.

Course Content Policy:  Due to the large amount of information that each course provides within a limited amount of time as well as variability in different group’s processing rates, course content may be modified at the discretion of the instructor.

Refund / Payment Policy:  All in-person course cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days before each scheduled class starting date, and are subject to a $100 refund processing fee. Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to a class will NOT be eligible for a refund. All course registrations are non-transferable once a course has been attended. Making Math Real cannot accommodate any requests to split course attendance between 2 course offerings. Transfer requests must be made 10 business days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $30 transfer processing fee.  The Making Math Real Institute DOES NOT PROVIDE MAKE-UPS for your missing any amount of course content/class time.

MAKING MATH REAL reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.