Prepare yourself to be successful in your first college math course. Gain the skills, knowledge, and practice you need for success during a week-long on-campus experience designed for UNC Charlotte incoming freshmen planning to go into business, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical sciences, or social sciences. While working in small groups with fellow students and with the professor, you will learn how to use technology to enhance your learning and learn college-level problem solving skills applicable to all engineering, science and mathematics courses.
Freshman may not realize that a weak mathematical background can prevent them from getting into desired classes required in their major. Many freshmen are required to take calculus (MATH 1120 or MATH 1241) for their major and enrollment in these mathematics courses requires a sufficient score on the mathematics placement test, a test of basic algebra skills. The Summer Intensive Math Opportunity prepares students for the mathematics placement test and for success in college math.
This week-long intensive course is designed to help you to:
- Master topics essential for success in your freshman calculus course
- Confront the challenges of moving from high school to college
- Reduce the stress of your first semester
- Practice with actual exams and quizzes
- Make new friends and learn the campus
- Learn good study habits and problem solving skills that will carry over to all of your mathematics, science, and engineering courses.
Learning mathematics requires a progression from arithmetic skills, to algebra skills, to calculus and beyond. Any weakness in your background can create challenges in acquiring new material. Semester after semester, I see that weak algebra skills are the main cause of difficulty in calculus and higher level mathematics courses. These same skills are necessary for success in many majors. This intense Summer Orientation in Mathematics will help you succeed in your fall calculus course and in your major. You will be challenged and work hard, but the hands-on teaching methods and group work will help you to succeed.
I look forward to working with you and helping you to reach your full potential.
Learn more about your instructor.
Dr. Charles Burnap, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, email@example.com
"This experience will refresh and enhance critical math skills that are necessary for success. It is taught by an award-winning professor. I highly recommend it!”
Dr. Patricia Tolley, Associate Dean, Lee College of Engineering
When? Sunday, July 30 (Check-in at 1:00pm) through Friday, August 4 (Check-out at 2:00pm)
Where? UNC Charlotte campus. Experience life as a 49er! Smart classrooms, study groups, Student Union dining, and a suite in the residence hall.
What will I need? Scientific/graphing calculator
What? This course will cover algebraic problem solving, critical thinking skills, and introduce students to differential calculus.
Who? Enrolled incoming freshman planning to declare Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Computing, Physical Sciences, or some Social Sciences as their major would benefit from this course. Specifically, this course will benefit students planning to enroll in MATH 1120 or MATH 1241.Why? Historically, weak algebra skills are the primary cause of difficulty in freshman mathematics courses. Unfortunately, more than 60% of UNC Charlotte students fail to achieve the placement test score necessary to get into calculus. Even with restricted enrollment, as is the case nationwide, 30% of students fail to pass calculus on their first attempt.
This intensive course is only available to incoming admitted UNC Charlotte freshmen. Students should also plan to bring a scientific calculator.
Deadline to register is July 20, 2017 by 5:00pm.
You may choose one of the following two options:
- Overnight Option - $475 (includes all instruction, five nights in a residence hall suite and a declining balance meal card for $100). You may choose to pay $475 in full at the time of registration or pay a $50 deposit (refundable up to 14 days prior to the course start date) to hold your seat in the class. The invoiced remaining balance of $425 is due 14 days prior to the course start date.
- Commuter Option - $350 (includes all instruction, and a declining balance meal card for $80). You may choose to pay $350 in full at the time of registration or pay a $50 deposit (refundable up to 14 days prior to the course start date) to hold your seat in the class. The invoiced remaining balance of $300 is due 14 days prior to the course start date. Please note: that if you choose the Commuter Option, some classes during the week may go as late as 9:00 or 10:00 pm.
Please note: Students should also plan to bring a scientific calculator. There is no required textbook for the calculus program.
If you choose the deposit option, an invoice for the remaining balance and due date will be emailed to you. Any time prior to the due date, you may pay the remaining balance via credit card by logging into your Student Profile or by calling our Registration Center at 704-687-8900. If this is your first time registering via the Continuing Education website, you may set up a new account during the checkout process.
The $50 deposit will hold your space until 14 days before the start of the course when the balance is due. Individuals who have not paid their remaining balance by the due date will forfeit their seat in the course and receive a refund of the deposit and any payments made towards the course registration fee up to that point. If a refund is requested, payment refunds of the deposit and registration fee will be made up to 14 days before the start of the course. After that, no refunds can be made.
If the course is listed as FULL at the time when you register, you will see a button that says "Join the Wait List" so we can contact you if space becomes available.
For Registration Questions:
Please call the Registration Center at 704-687-8900 or 1-877-741-0134 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email CEregistration@uncc.edu.