Math Excellence Workshops provide an opportunity for students to master course material with the help of a facilitator. Students will be actively challenged in each session to work together to solve problems. The topics covered will foster debate on key elements that have historically given students difficulty and impeded the learning process. These workshops are designed as an enhancement not a supplement to lecture. You may call or visit the Math & Science Center for more information (562)463-7571. To register for workshops go to the Student Success Workshops page. You may also click on the Date you would like to attend,it will take you to the registration page. First scroll down, then select Register, lastly fill out the form to confirm you will attend.
Calculator Basics – Algebra: Have a Scientific Calculator? We will show you how to maximize the use of your calculator through problems involving fractions, decimals, logs, and more. We will discuss strategies to handle long inputting on your calculator. This workshop will be useful to those in Math 30-70.
Calculator Basics – Statistics (Part I) : Our goal is for students to become familiar with TI-83 or T1-84 calculator that is recommended for Math130: Statistics. We will introduce students on how to execute basic statistical programs such as the five number summaries, mean, and discuss how to avoid common inputting errors students typically make, also statistical notations. This is the first of two workshops. Please bring your TI-83/84 Calculator with you. If you do not have a calculator, you will have the opportunity to RENT one for $30 that same day. Cash, ATM and Credit Cards accepted. While supplies last. Room: S300
Verbal translation in algebra: Consecutive even/odd integers, Applications of rate, length & width will be covered. This is a great opportunity to review this topic for those starting Intermediate level Algebra (Math 50 or 53).
LCM/GCF: Emphasis will be spending on GCF (Greatest Common Factor) and LCM (Least Common Multiple)
Calculator Basics – Statistics (Part II) : We will introduce students to more advanced strategies such as using list for calculations, graphing points, and box plots. Please bring your TI-83/84 Calculator with you. This is the second of two workshops. If you do not have a calculator, you may borrow one for the workshop.
Graphing Linear Equations: Plotting points on a graph, graphing linear equations given one or two points, and enforcing parallel and perpendicular slopes. This is an important topic to master for those in Intermediate Algebra.
Functions : For students in Math 50/53, review for Math 70/73. Topics covered will include evaluation of functions, composite functions, inverses, and find domain/range.
Roots/Exponents: We will cover product, quotient, and power rules for exponents. Also simplifying expressions with roots and exponents. This topic is covered in math 50/53 & 70/73.
Rational Expressions: Addition and subtraction of rational expressions. covered in Math 50, Math 70/73.
Algebra: Advanced Factoring: We will look at factoring situations that benefit from special rules such as perfect squares, difference of squares, sum or difference of cubes. Math 50/53 and Math 70.
Math Assessment Preparation: By using ALEKS the workshop assists students so they may accurately assess into their appropriate math skill level. ALEKS helps students refresh topics, and potentially learn new ones. Access to ALEKS is free for two weeks (supplies are limited). At these workshops we will help students get started on ALEKS, students complete the ALEKS assessment, lastly, we allocate time for you to start using ALEKS with help from a tutor if needed. These workshops are held in room S-300.
Thursday December 14th, 2017: 10a-12p
Thursday December 21st, 2017: 10a-12p
Thursday January 4th, 2018: 10a-12p
Thursday January 11th, 2018: 10a-12p
Thursday January 18th, 2018: 10a-12p