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Remedial Assistance

Options for Students Needing Remedial Help

For students who are not ready to take the regular Precalculus course (Math 1113), but who need to take Calculus for their major, there are a number of options.

Academic Enhancement

You may register for an elective-credit course through the Division of Academic Enhancement. UNIV 1110 provides a slightly more detailed review of algebra than the intensive precalculus course; it also treats some topics in trigonometry. Visit the Division of Academic Enhancement web page for further information.  

Intensive Precalculus

*Not currently being offered*

MATH 1113 is also offered in an intensive format, with extra lectures each week.  Some of the extra time in these sections is spent reviewing the following topics:  real numbers and interval notation, definition of and working with absolute value, order of operations and laws of exponents, operations involving exponents: radicals and fractional exponents, definition of polynomials, factoring polynomials, solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations.

Most of these concepts are introduced as needed within the context of the content studied in the individual units of the precalculus course.

If your ALEKS score is below 60 or your Departmental Exemption score is below 12, you should discuss this option with your advisor. The full course syllabus for MATH 1113 can be found here.


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