What is the Math Lab?
The purpose of the Math lab is to aid students in developing their mathematical abilities. The lab is staffed by a director and several student tutors who are available to help students in their calculus and statistic courses. Instruction in the Math Lab is very informal. Students are welcome to come to the lab with questions whenever they need help in understanding math course work. The lab has a Hewlett Packard workstation which students may use. Our goal in the lab is to increase each student's understanding of her or his course material. This takes time and active participation on the student's part. Please do not expect the lab to provide quick answers for the purpose of completing homework assignments. This does you a disservice. If we can help you understand the material so you can complete your assignment, we will be glad to do so. Many of the math professors are now assigning special problem sets from The Real Calculus Problems. Since these problems are graded by the professors and count substantially in a student's final grade, the lab does not routinely give assistance on these problems. Instead we have set up special problem-solving sessions with tutors who have been trained by the professors to give appropriate help on these special problem sets.
Jim Lawrence is Director of the Math Lab. He sees students by appointment. If you would like an appointment or if you have other questions, stop in the lab or call x3060.
Where is the Math Lab?
The Math Lab, aka Math Learning Center, is located in room 2012 in the Noyce Science Center.