# Math Help

Students finding that they need additional assistance with understanding concepts and solving problems in their math classes will find a variety of helpful resources listed below.

It is highly recommended that students seek out assistance as soon as they find they are having difficulties as the each topic covered builds upon the previous topics learned.

*On this page:*

- How to Succeed in Math Classes
- Faculty Office Hours
- Supplemental Instruction
- Mathematics Learning Center (Math Help Room)
- Tutoring Services
- Online Math Resources
- Assistance with Graphing Calculators

## How to Succeed in Math Classes

This helpful handout contains advice (including study skills and dealing with test anxiety) for pre-calculus level math students.** Note: **You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file.

How to Succeed in Math Classes (PDF)

## Faculty Office Hours

Math and Statistics instructors offer regularly scheduled office hours to assist students with learning their course materials. Hours are posted outside of each instructor's office, on the bulletin board on the first floor of the Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Building as well as below.

## Supplemental Instruction

Peer-led supplemental help sessions are available for certain lower-level math courses. Visit the Supplemental Instruction page to learn more.,

## Mathematics Learning Center (Math Help Room)

Located in Room 122 of the Student Success Center Building, the Mathematics Learning Center located in 122 Student Success Center, provides free peer tutoring for the following courses:

- DEV 0970, 0990
- EC 1050
- EGR 1010, 1980
- MTH 1280, 1350, 1440, 1450, 2240, 2280, 2300, 2310, 2320, 2350, & 2530
- STT 1600, 2640

## Tutoring Services

If students find they need more assistance with MTH, MTE or STT courses, Tutoring Services in 122 Student Success Center will help them find a tutor.

## Online Math Resources

Helpful sites for reviewing and studying

- West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab- start with Beginning Algebra and work through to College Algebra if reviewing for the math placement test. Registration is not required.
- Test Prep Review
- math.com - The World of Math Online
- QuickMath Automatic Math Solutions
- S.O.S. Mathematics

## Assistance with Graphing Calculators

Students may rent a graphing calulator for the semester from the Math Help Center in 122 Student Success Center on a first come-first served basis. The rental fee is $20.00 for a semester. You will need a credit or debit card to pay the rental fee.

Students are generally expected to know the basics of how to use their calculator before attending college math and statistics classes. Specific usages particular to an in-class topic *may* be covered by the instructor. The links below are provided as helpful resources only.

**NOTE: **The Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not recommend or endorse any specific brand or model of calculator.

- TI-82/TI-83 Graphing Calulator
- Finding Your Way Around the TI-83+/84+ Graphing Calculator
- Using the TI-86 Graphing Caluculator
- Mastering the HP 39gs/HP 40gs Graphing Calculator
- HP 50g Graphing Calculator Usage Guides for Educators & Students
- Using a TI-84 Graphing Calculator for Statistics
- Casio fx-9860G Graphing Calculator
- List of YouTube Videos About Using a Graphing Calculator

Students requiring further instruction in the use of their calculator should seek help from their instructor outside of class time.

**NOTE:** Use of Symbolic/CAS capable calculators (e.g., TI-89, TI-Nspire CAS, Ti-92, etc) are *not permitted* during Common Math Final Exams. Students should check with their instructor to see if calculators of this type are allowed for other tests or class work.