Math Matters is a specially designed one week math refresher course for first-year students entering degree programs at Carleton with a math component. Having a strong base of mathematics knowledge and knowing study techniques to approach the subject material are essential in first-year university math. Math Matters ensures that students have the building blocks they need to participate and succeed in math-intensive university programs.
Is Math Matters for you?
Over the course of the week, you will have the opportunity to revisit and review key math concepts related to your field, learn from a university math instructor, get tips and strategies for success on studying math in university, and meet new people. Math Matters covers and reviews topics like:
- Algebra (basic algebra, intervals, and simplifying algebraic expressions);
- Equations (solving equations and inequalities, special formulas);
- Transcendental functions; and
We suggest that you register for Math Matters if your high school calculus grade is below 80 percent or if high school calculus was recommended for admissions into your program but you did not take that course.
Throughout Math Matters, lectures and tutorials are divided by faculty, giving students the opportunity to review material relevant to their degree program, learn about resources available to their specific faculty, and meet study partners for the fall semester. Students are taught by some of the best instructors who teach university math courses in their faculty and also participate in study groups with no more than thirty students after each lecture. Each study group is led by a high-achieving Carleton student from that particular faculty. Study group leaders are hand-picked from each faculty for their strength in math, ability to explain difficult math concepts, proven experience tutoring and facilitating small groups, and passion for helping other students succeed.
Please visit the Math Matters Website for more information.