Learn more about or save an entire semester of Math (14 weeks) with 6 short classes. That's a $1,200 savings and so much time...
And, it's FREE!
Who Should Attend?
Incoming students with an ACT Math score under 20 (or SAT Math below 530) or no ACT/SAT score on record.
If that describes you, then you'll need to take a college-prep math course in the fall (and possibly another in the spring) before you can take college math. These college prep courses, MATH 0703 and MATH 0803, are non-credit, cost approximately $1,200 in tuition each, and don’t count toward graduation.
If you don't have a current ACT or SAT Math score, you'll need to take a math placement test before you can register for a math class. However, your score on that test may also place you in college-prep math.
If you attend this math camp and do well, you might be able to skip one or more of these college-prep math course(s) in your first year at AUM. This will save you money and, more importantly, enable you to complete your degree faster and achieve your college dream!
Already have a high enough ACT or SAT Math score? You can still attend this camp and seek to improve your math placement. You can also come to camp and refresh high school math skills in preparation for college-level mathematics.
"I'm so thankful for this program! I had struggled with Math 0703 for over a year, and my mom told me I had to pass it in the Fall or drop out. I drove from Birmingham and spent three whole days in two camps with tutors right by my side. They helped understand math I didn't get for years. When I tested the first two times, I still placed in 0703. That got me depressed. But on my third test, I scored high enough to place out of both 0703 and 0803!"
- Cornijah Gilmore, Nursing
“This program was awesome! Motivating me to work hard, it helped me test out of developmental math and into MATH 1100, Finite Math. The course really cut away the fluff that I’ve encountered in many math courses. The initial practice exam highlighted the areas where I was kind of weak and it gave me question after question until I understood it. For the first time I felt like I was being helped to really learn algebra. Developmental math is very costly and doesn’t serve as any type of credit. Now I’m able to cross the finish line and graduate a semester earlier! I’m even thinking about obtaining my masters in marketing after graduation.”
Braxton Barker - Graphic Design
Math Boot Camp FAQ
The latest math placement guide is located on the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science policies and procedures page.
The focus of each camp is your work in a sophisticated, state-of-the-art mathematics learning tool called ALEKS. It assesses your current math skills; builds a customized learning module specifically designed to address any topics needing to be relearned; and then guides you through short lessons until you’ve mastered them. It then reassesses your math skills to see how much you’ve learned. Topics covered include:
- Real Numbers - Fractions; Percents and Proportions; Signed Numbers
- Equations and Inequalities - Linear Equations and Inequalities; Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
- Exponents and Polynomials - Scientific Notation; Polynomial Expressions; Factoring; Quadratic Equations
- Lines and Systems - Ordered Pairs; Equations of Lines; Graphing Lines and Inequalities; Linear Equations
- Functions and Graphs - Relations, Functions and Graphs; Transformations; Composite and Inverse Functions
- Rational Expressions - Rational Expressions and Equations; Applications; Rational Functions
- Radical Expressions - Radical Functions, Expressions and Equations; Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
- Exponentials and Logarithms - Logarithmic and Exponential Equations and Functions; Applications
- Geometry - Perimeter, Area, and Volume; Coordinate Geometry
- Trigonometry - Unit Circles and Right Triangles; Graphing; Inverse Functions; Identities and Equations
- Limits and Continuity - Estimates; Limit Laws; Continuity/Discontinuity; Infinite Limits; Trigonometric Limits
Camps follow a regular AUM semester schedule by meeting two days a week. Each camp lasts for three weeks (six total meetings), with each day lasting three hours (for a total of 18 hours). There are morning and afternoon options for each camp period (see schedule).
Day 1 typically consists of:
- Attendance and general information
- Setup of your account in the ALEKS program
- An initial (practice) placement test (approx. 30 questions / 90 minutes)
- Starting work in a sequence of lesson modules
- Breaks for snacks, drinks, food
- Group activities
Days 2-5 typically consist of:
- Extensive, tutor-guided work in your individualized learning modules
- Additional placement tests if desired (up to three more)
- Breaks for snacks, drinks, food
- Group activities
Day 6 typically consists of:
- Final work in your individualized learning modules
- A final placement test to get your score for math course placement
- End of camp surprise
Ideally, a student should complete a camp just before their scheduled New Student Orientation, if possible. If not, try to attend immediately after your orientation.
- Valid form of government-issued, picture ID (such as a drivers license) OR AUM student ID card
- MyAUM username and password
- 9-digit S# - Student ID Lookup
- AUM email address
- Snacks/drinks (only if you have specific dietary needs)
Nothing! There is no cost to the student for this camp.
Please cancel online by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance to allow other students to attend in your place.
There is a self-study option available if you’d like to complete the camp online. However, you won’t have assistance from tutors if needed.
For more information, contact Mr Tony Moninski in the AUM Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, (334) 244-3321. Email: email@example.com