### Instructor Insights

In the following video, Professor Gilbert Strang describes various aspects of how he teaches *18.06 Linear Algebra*.

### Curriculum Information

#### Prerequisites

Mathematics GIR

#### Requirements Satisfied

18.06 fulfills the linear algebra requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

#### Offered

Every semester

### Assessment

The students’ grades were based on the following activities:

- 15% Problem sets
- 45% Three one-hour exams
- 40% Final exam

### Student Information

#### Enrollment

About 180 students

#### Breakdown by Year

Mostly undergraduates

#### Breakdown by Major

Many computer science & engineering and management majors

### How Student Time Was Spent

During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:

#### Lecture

Typically meets 3 times per week for 1 hour per session; 38 sessions total; mandatory attendance.

#### Recitation

Typically meets 1 time per week for 1 hour each session.

#### Out of Class

Completing problem sets; studying for exams.

### Course Team Roles

#### Lead Instructor (Professor Strang)

Professor Strang prepared and delivered lectures; prepared problem sets.

#### Teaching Assistants

Five teaching assistants conducted recitation sessions; held office hours and fielded student questions by email.