# Instructor Info

APICS CPIM and CSCP certification courseware is loaded with paper and PowerPoint calculations. Math consumes a lot of class time, is boring, and leaves the student with nothing to study because they have the answer to the only exercise provided and few details how the answer is derived. **People don't learn math from watching a demonstration - they must DO the math to learn it.** It's one of the reasons many take the courses but few take the APICS certification exams. People won't pay to take an exam when they have low self-confidence in passing it. **Understanding the math also helps students with exam questions that are not direct calculations because they understand the terminology, relationships, inputs, outputs, and the impact it makes upon supply chain planning and execution. This understanding is key to driving the workplace improvements that build careers.**

OPS-MATH was developed to improve the classroom and home study experience for students. It is very flexible, easy to use, and includes a math tutorial with links to YouTube videos. It gives instructors an easy way to escape the 1980's methods they are currently using and make the class more interesting and valuable.

Many OPS-MATH exercises include important material that text-based exercises don't. This allows you to bring the student closer to real-world experiences. Discover the benefits of using interactive OPS-MATH instead of boring text-based exercises for the classroom demonstration.** Improve student perception of the value of the class and you, the instructor. You will be perceived as more knowledgeable and helpful.**

- Master the exercises to learn the superior capabilities an interactive spreadsheet brings to the classroom.

- Use OPS-MATH instead of PowerPoint for classroom math demonstration.

- Use your creativity and the superior capability of OPS-MATH to make the class more interesting.

- Change datasets to test student understanding of the impact of the change. Use AnswerAll.

- Create your own datasets and export/import them for 1-click classroom use. Watch dataset how-to video.

- Email datasets to students for additional practice.

- Create in-class exercises. Print answer sheet in a different color for your use only.

- Motivate students to practice for maximum certification exam preparation.

- Guide math averse students in learning by reading, clicking, and understanding the big picture.

- Teach students how to use the Calculation Assistant. Watch how-to video.

- Have students use the Math & Algebra Tutorial and Test resources.

- Use a widescreen projector and screen.