The mathematics lab was created as an integral part of our course redesign for Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra here at MUW. In 2008-2009, we were awarded a $50,000 grant to help establish a mathematics lab to improve and reinforce student learning. We use Hawkes Learning Systems Software for homework and tests in the two courses. Students in these algebra courses will usually spend one class meeting per week in the mathematics lab to practice algebra skills and complete their homework. During lab meetings, students receive one-on-one help from the instructor to reinforce what they learned in their lectures.
Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the mathematics lab is typically open during the hours stated below. At these times, it is staffed with student tutors or instructors who are able to assist algebra students both during and outside of their scheduled lab meetings. Student tutors have been recommended by their mathematics instructors, have demonstrated proficiency in their algebra coursework, and are eager to help their fellow students master the course content.
Our mathematics lab is now located in Reneau Hall, room 402. There are forty computer stations available. Each term, the lab serves between six and eight sections of Intermediate and College Algebra students, which amounts to anywhere from 120 to 200 students. It is a valuable resource for our algebra students, especially those with limited computer and internet access outside of campus.
Hours for the Spring 2020
The math lab is open during scheduled class time only. We offer additional assistance through the peer mentoring program. These students specialize in supporting MUW students in Intermediate Mathematics and College Algebra. They are located on the first floor of the Fant Memorial Library. Click here for more information about the services available through the Peer Mentor program.
Tutoring is also available through our online tutoring service TutorMe. Click the link below for directions to get started.
The mathematics lab is closed on all MUW holidays, these hours may change during the course of the semester.