GREETINGS PARENTS AND WELCOME TO THE LMC WEBSITE!
Information for parents
As a leader in technology and education, Northern Arizona
University has redesigned three mathematics courses (MAT 100, MAT 108, and MAT
114) and introduced the Lumberjack Mathematics Center (LMC) to help students
We believe that you learn mathematics by doing mathematics,
not by listening to someone talk about or present the subject. Students often
do poorly in mathematics because they do not spend enough time doing problems
The emporium model that we use in phase 1 of the President’s
Student Success Initiatives allows students to spend more time on task and get
help when they need it at the LMC. A traditional model often leaves students
with unanswered questions during and after class. This is not the case in our
newly designed courses, where students will have many resources and helpful
tutors available to them in the LMC.
We encourage students to take our placement
exam from home before coming to Northern Arizona University. Encourage your
student to take it early to be placed into the correct mathematics course.
What to expect
If students place into one of our newly designed courses,
MAT 100, MAT 108, or MAT 114, they will have a assigned math class time
and room just like a traditional class.
What will make these classes more helpful to students,
however, is the immediate personal help they can get in the LMC. All classes
will require at least one hour in open lab time working with mathematics
software. Students can do this work from home, but they are highly encouraged
to do all their work in the LMC so they have help from faculty, graduate
students, and tutors when they need it.
Learn more about these new courses.