MATH BOOT CAMP

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The boot camp is open to all degree-seeking undergraduate students who wish to:

  • Place into a higher level mathematics course by achieving a better score on the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment.

  • 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)

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 math class (MAC 1105 or higher).

The boot camp provides group instruction together with ALEKS remediation modules to assist students.

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 the topics she is most ready to learn." (https://www.aleks.com/about_aleks)

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

BOOT CAMP DATES


 

JULY (SUMMER) BOOT CAMP

ROOM: SE 150

 

July 9 - 12, 2018

July 16 - 19, 2018

July 23 - 26, 2018

Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:30pm

 

AUGUST (SUMMER) BOOT CAMP

ROOM: SE 150

 

August 9 - 18, 2018

Thursday (August 9) - Saturday (August 18) 1:00pm - 7:00pm

 

NOVEMBER BOOT CAMP

ROOM: SE 150

 

November 5 - 8

November 12 - 15

November 26 - 29

Monday - Thursday   

COST

The cost for each boot camp is $200. Participants will be required to complete a minimum of 36 hours in our Math Emporium Lab on the Boca Raton Campus. To qualify for certain permits, students will also be required to reach a required minimum score on the placement exam given at the end of the Boot Camp. Additional fees will include $33 ALEKS placement and Learning Modules that will be used during the Boot Camp.

For more information, please contact Wendy Kasten at 561.297.1036 or wkasten@fau.edu or Professor Lisa Greenberg at agreen12@fau.edu.


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 math boot camp begins. If a program is canceled by us for any reason, you will receive a full refund.


REPEAT MATH BOOT CAMP FEE

You can repeat the MBC program to further elevate your test scores for a discounted fee of $150 within one year of the last full fee course attended. If you are a returning student and would like to repeat a course, simply call our office - 561.297.1036 for instructions.


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 8/13/18