Math Skills Center

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Mathematical Skills Center

Centennial Hall #224

Phone: (320) 308-3840
MathSkl@stcloudstate.edu

Spring 2014 Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday:     8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday:   8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed:

Monday, January 20 (MLK)
Monday - Friday, March 10-14 (Spring Break)
Friday, April 4 (Faculty Duty Day)

The Math Skills Center offers two three-credit courses for students who need to prepare for college level mathematics.  The faculty and tutors of the Math Skills Center are dedicated to providing you the opportunities for success in studying mathematics.  It is up to you to make good use of these opportunities.  Our goal is to help you prepare for studying college level mathematics by mastering basic mathematical skills, developing effective study habits and achieving the confidence level needed for success.  The operations of the Math Skills Center are based on your being an active student that takes responsibility for learning and is committed to achieving success in your college education.  We look forward to working with you.

Course credits apply towards financial aid requirements and GPA (grade point average), but do not count towards graduation credits.

Peer tutoring is available for coursework offered by the Math Skills Center in Centennial Hall room 224.

See the Math Placement website to determine proper course placement before registering for these courses.

Free web sites are available for additional math practice. Consider: IntMath, Interactmath or KhanAcademy.

Course materials are in pdf format. In order to view and print them you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download for free from Adobe.

Repeat Policy

Starting Spring 2012 semester, the Math Skills Center (MSC) at SCSU implemented a policy for students repeating Math 070 or Math 072.  This policy strengthens the MSC goal of helping students prepare for studying college level mathematics and will enhance student success.  The MSC believes that students who participate in their education by attending class regularly and taking full advantage of support services by working at the Math Skills Center and attending Supplemental Instruction are most likely to achieve success.  The following policy gives preference to students who demonstrate an active role in taking responsibility for his/her learning and a commitment to achieving success.

Students with a previous attempt at Math 070 or Math 072 will have a hold on future Math 070 or Math 072 registration.  Our rationale is that incoming students and those with no prior attempts should be given priority in finding a seat in these classes.

Repeating students will be given priority for an override based on effort in the course including, but not limited to, attendance in the Math Skills Center, class attendance and participation in Supplemental Instruction. Those students not given priority may be required to successfully complete one semester of prep work before given permission to repeat.

 

MATH 072

MATH 070: Basic Math Concepts

An integrated review of basic algebraic and geometric concepts. Emphasis on problem solving, writing to explain methods and solutions and collaborative learning. 3 credits.

These calendars are intended as a guide to pace you through the semester. Check your instructor's D2L for specific course assignments.

 

Click here to download and print the pdf format of: Calendar MWF, Calendar MW, Calendar TTH, Study Guide

Link to:  MyMathLab

 

Math 070 Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2014 COMING SOON.

 

1-1 tutoring is available for Math 070 students through the Academic Learning Center. Visit their website for more details or to schedule an appointment.

 

Prerequisite course for Math 072, Math 193 or Stat 193.

MATH 072

MATH 072: Intermediate Algebra

Linear equations, inequalities, polynomials, graphs, systems of equations, algebraic fractions, radicals, quadratic equations, exponents and functions. 3 credits.

These calendars are intended as a guide to pace you through the semester. Check your instructor's D2L for specific course assignments.

 

Click here to download and print the pdf format of:  Calendar MWF, Calendar TTH, Study Guide.

Link to:  MyMathLab

 

Math 072 Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2014 COMING SOON.

 

Prerequisite course for Math 112, Math 115, Math 196 or Math 201.

Math 070 Jump Start is a course designed to prepare students for success in Basic Math Concepts, Math 070. Whether you are a student who struggles with the current pace of Math 070, are returning to math after a long interval, or would benefit from a refresher course using a non-traditional learning environment, Jump Start may be for you.

 

Specific areas of focus include basic conceptual and computational math skills in addition to organizational skills including time management, test taking preparation, and learning how to approach a math class and instructor expectations.

 

This course is free to students and self-paced with the guidance of an Undergraduate Learning Assistant. Jump Start is not used to calculate GPA, nor will you receive a grade, and it is not a replacement for Math 070, rather it helps students prepare for Math 070.

 

Click on the link for a brochure and get signed up today. Jump Start Brochure

If you have any questions please e-mail us at MathSkl@stcloudstate.edu.

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