MATH BOOT CAMP

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The boot camp is serves all undergraduate students who would like to:

  • Repeat a mathematics course for the 3rd attempt.
  • Place into a higher level mathematics course by achieving a better score on the ALEKS Placement exam.

  • Improve their success in their next mathematics course or mathematics course currently underway.

  • Review and improve their ability in mathematics after a long absence (one year or more)


REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for certain permits or register for a third attempt you must fulfill 36 hours in our Math Emporium lab on the Boca Raton Campus. Students are also required to reach a minimum score on the ALEKS Placement exam given at the end of each Boot Camp. If you are required to take the MBC to fulfill a required mathematics course, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for that course directly following the boot camp. Success rates are proven to be much better when doing so.


COST

The cost for each boot camp is $200. Additional fees will include $33 ALEKs Placement and Learning Modules that will be used during the MBC. If you are required to repeat the MBC Program, there is a discounted fee of $150 if you do it within one year of the last full fee course attended. You can also repeat the course to elevate your tests scores and get the repeat discount. If you are a returning student and would like the code, simply call our office for instructions, 561.297.1036 or email Wendy Kasten at wkasten@fau.edu or Lisa Greenberg at agreen12@fau.edu.


What is Aleks?

“ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on topics she is most ready to learn.” (https://www.aleks.com/about_aleks)

Students start the MBC by taking an ALEKS assessment to determine the areas to focus on. Students then continue into the remediation modules with the assistance of MBC Assistants and Professor Lisa Greenberg. Students retake the ALEKS assessment at the end of the camp to determine their course placement.

BOOT CAMP DATES


 

AUGUST BOOT CAMP

ROOM:  SE 150

 

 

OCTOBER BOOT CAMP

ROOM:  SE 150

 

 

JANUARY BOOT CAMP

ROOM:  SE 150

 

August 7 - 18,  2019

3:00pm - 7:00pm Weekdays

10:00am - 3:00pm Weekends

 

October 8 - 31, 2019

4:00pm - 7:00pm Weekdays  (Monday - Thursday)

 

January 2 - 12

2:00pm - 7:00pm Weekdays

10:00am - 3:00pm Weekends

 
 

FAQs

  1. The MBC is done on the Boca Raton Campus, in the Math Emporium Lab (SE150). It is not intended to be done remotely.
  2. You must complete 36 hours during the times the camp is in session, you do not have to come to every session, but in the end your hours must add up to 36 or more.
  3. You will take the ALEKS Assessment on your first day of MBC, you do NOT have to take it in the FAU testing center prior to the MBC.
  4. Successful students come a minimum of 3-4 hours in one sitting.
  5. Leaving most of your hours till the last days is NOT a good practice
  6. You must fill out a 3rd Attempt form with your college, on the form they provide in their office.
  7. Hours do NOT carry over from one camp to the next.
  8. We unfortunately do NOT provide financial aid.

WHAT IS THE MATH BOOT CAMP?

The Math Boot Camp is a short and intensive noncredit web based math workshop to help students improve their math skills and place into a more advanced mathematics class (MAC1105 or higher). The boot camp provides group instruction together with ALEKS remediation modules to assist students.


CANCELLATIONS

Please notify us by phone or email at least 48 hours before the program begins if you must cancel a course. No cancellations will be accepted AFTER a boot camp begins. If a program is cancelled by us for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Non-degree-seeking students and non-FAU students may enroll in a boot camp on a space availability basis.

Math Boot Camp was overall a great experience. My math skills sharpened and my ALEKS score went up, everyone was a pleasure and really helped me to understand some complex concepts.
This program has completely changed the way I will do math forever. I learned exactly what it takes to be successful in math and now have the skills for life to be successful in my future math classes.
Rather than feeling as I ran a marathon, I felt I had completed a high-level workout regimen, the results self-evident. While I now have better math fundamentals, more so, I also now carry something that was lost throughout my several years in academia, enjoyment in the pursuit of learning, as well as the realization that ultimately my attitude has changed forever.


     



 Last Modified 10/1/19