Mathematical Sciences

College of Science

Math Learning Center

 

The Math Learning Center, located in the Johnson Center, room 344, offers two programs designed to prepare students for their required math courses.  The Basic Math Program refreshes skills needed for success in Math 106, Math 110 or Math 111.  The Algebra Program prepares students for Math 105, Math 108, Math 112 or Math 125 and is offered in an online environment.  Program descriptions are listed below. 

 

For schedule of classes and registration procedures click here .

 

Upon passing the program students are permitted to take the appropriate course. Alternatively, students must pass the Mathematics Placement Test to register for these courses. For more information, see Mathematics Placement Test.  Students will not receive college credit for this program.


Online Basic Math Program (Math 006)

Prepares  students  to  take  Math 110 – Introductory Probability   or    Math 111 – Linear Math Modeling

Text:  Basic Mathematics with Early Integers

           by Charles P. McKeague, XYZtextbooks.com, 2011

The textbook is offered in hard copy or ebook and can be purchased either online or at our campus bookstore. For more specific information see the Math 006 website on Blackboard.

 

Homework: The online homework system  that accompanies the textbook is XYZHomework.com. Information about registering and using XYZHomework is available on the Math 006 website on Blackboard.

 

Course Content:

 

Module R –Whole Numbers

Module 1 – Introduction to Algebra

Module 2 – Fractions 1: Multiplication and Division

Module 3 - Fractions 2: Addition and Multiplication

Module 4- Decimals

Module 5 – Ratio and Proportion

Module 6 - Percent

Module 7 - Measurement

Module 8 – Solving Equations

 

Online Algebra Program (Math 008)

Prepares students to take Math105 - PreCalculus, Math108 - Business Calculus, Math 112 - Discrete Math for BSIT or Math 125 - Discrete Math

Text:  Introductory Algebra: Concepts with Applications

           by Charles P. McKeague, XYZtextbooks.com, 2012

The textbook is offered in hard copy or ebook and can be purchased either online or at our campus bookstore. For more specific information see the Math 008 website on Blackboard.

 

Homework: The online homework system  that accompanies the textbook is XYZHomework.com. Information about registering and using XYZHomework is available on the Math 008 website on Blackboard.

 

 

Course Content:

 

Module 1 -Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

Module 2 - Linear Equations and Inequalities

Module 3 - Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities

Module 4 - Exponents and Polynomials

Module 5- Factoring Polynomials

Module 6 - Rational Expressions

Module 7 - Systems of Linear Equations

Module 8 - Radical Expressions and Equations

Module 9 - Quadratic Equations and Functions

For more information please contact Ellen O’Brien ( eobrien@gmu.edu ) or Christine Amaya ( camaya@gmu.edu )

 

Hours of Operation:

 

SPRING 2014 - SEMESTER HOURS

Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 9:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

 

 

 

Video Tapes

We are currently working with the Johnson Center Library staff to make available video tapes for student viewing.

Basic Mathematics, were developed to accompany the textbooks that we use for our programs.
For Video Tape Index see:  [ Basic Mathematics Series]

Questions and Comments:

Questions and comments about the Mathematics Learning Center should be directed to:

Ellen O’Brien ( eobrien@gmu.edu ) or Christine Amaya ( camaya@gmu.edu )