MATH BRIDGE PROGRAM -- SUMMER and FALL 2013
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to offer the Math Bridge Program again for both Summer and Fall 2013. This program is designed to help students be successful in their introductory math courses. Participating students will receive:
- intensive, individualized review of prerequisite material for the course in which the student is enrolled
- guidance on all aspects of getting through a math course at the college level including how to study for tests, strategies for getting homework done, and how to get the most out of lecture.
Students who complte the entire program can qualify for a 1-credit tuition waiver.
|Who ||Any student enrolled in: |
MATH 107 Functions for Calculus,
MATH 161 Algebra for Business and Economics,
MATH 200 Calculus I,
MATH 262 Calculus for Business and Economics, or
for Summer or Fall 2013 is eligible to participate.
|Cost||FREE to all eligible students. Students who complete the entire program can qualify for a 1-credit tuition waiver worth $165.|
|When||The time is FLEXIBLE! Scroll down to see dates for the Orientation or go straight to the application link below.|
|Where||The Math and Stat Lab, Chapman 305, UAF campus|
|How||Fill out the brief on-line application. |
Deadline are ROLLING and depend on the session you choose. See schedule below or go straight to the application.
Orientation Meetings and Deadlines
Note: You only need to attend ONE Orientation Meeting
Session 1: Saturday May 4 (deadline to apply: Sunday April 28)
For each of the days above, there are many times available -- from 9AM to 7PM -- so you can pick times that work for you.
MATH BRIDGE PROGRAM: SUMMER / FALL 2013
Part I: Orientation Meeting
This meeting is both an introduction to the Math Bridge Program as a whole and also an extended discussion of skills associated with success in mathematics courses. This is a working meeting, not a lecture. You will be completing various assignments related to study skills. We will spend about 15 minutes on each of the topics below.
This is a go-at-your-own-pace portion of the program. You will use a program called Aleks to identify areas of weakness in your mathematical background and to master those areas. Help will be available in the Math Lab. Your first goal during this period will be to master ALL of the prerequisite material for your course AND to pass a final assessment on this material. There is a second and equally important goal here too. That is to practice the skills discussed in the Orientation Meeting including time management, setting academic goals, finding ways to get help, and holding yourself accountable. Math Bridge tutors will contact you periodically during this period to help you stay on track.
The time for this meeting will be determined at the Orientation Meeting. It will occur AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR CLASS. In this session, the focus is making sure you are ready for the course in which you are enrolled. Again, this is a working meeting, not a lecture. You will be completing various assignments related to the Bridge Program and related to your specific course. We will cover the topics below.
Critique of your past experiences in mathematics courses
PART 1: A Review of Important Tools
Strategies for getting the most out of a lecture
How to read your text book
Homework Rules of Thumb
Beyond Homework: Techniques for gaining facility
Preparing for tests and the final exam
Part 2: Study Your Course
Time Management (Part 2)
Setting Goals (Part 2)
Staying on Track (Part 2)
Getting Help (Part 2)
In order to earn the 1-credit tuition waiver, a student must:
- register for Math 107, Math 161, Math 200, or Math 262 at UAF for Summer 2013 or Fall 2013
- complete the Math Bridge Program including attending an Orientation Meeting, completing the prerequisite work on Aleks, and attend a Ramp-up Meeting
- pass his/her math course