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Information for parents

As a leader in technology and education, Northern Arizona University has redesigned four mathematics courses (MAT 100, MAT 108, MAT 114, and MAT 125) and introduced the Lumberjack Mathematics Center (LMC) to help students succeed.

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 themselves.

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.

Math placement

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, MAT 114, or MAT 125 they will have an 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.