Class Time Policies for Distance Learning & In-Person Courses

Making Math Real 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. Desktop/Laptop computers and iPads/tablets will be utilized for course viewing and 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, there are NO black screens and every participant must stay fully visible in front of their computer’s camera participants may not disable their laptop/computer/device’s camera when instruction is in progress, and must remain fully visible on screen to the course instructor and host. * 

* 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. IMPORTANT BLACK SCREEN POLICY NOTE REGARDING COURSE ATTENDANCE:  If black screen mode is required for a total of 4 or more hours for a 4–8 half-day course, 9 or more hours for a 10-14 half-day course, or 18 or more 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.  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.

Successful course completion 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.

Attendance & Grading Policy for Successfully Passing & 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. Passing a course means that participants cannot miss:
    • 4 or more hours of instruction in a 4 half-day through 8 half-day course
    • 9 or more hours for a 10 half-day through 14 half-day course
    • 18 or more 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 to a “B” or “C” 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 required to successfully complete all MMR courses. Successful completion means that participants cannot miss:
    • 4 or more hours of instruction for a 4 half-day through 8 half-day course
    • 9 or more hours for a 10 half-day through 14 half-day course
    • 18 or more 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 aligned with 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 NOTE REGARDING MISSING CLASS:  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 pacing may be modified and course content added or eliminated at the discretion of the instructor.

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

Distance Learning Online Instruction Policy Agreement

Distance Learning Course Registration, Refund, Transfer Policy Agreement