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What is AUM Math Boot Camp?

AUM Math Boot Camp is a non-credit, web-based math placement preparation program for undergraduate Warhawk students to improve their placement in their first AUM math course or placement into an advanced mathematics course. We encourage new incoming Warhawks to complete the boot camp before their scheduled Student Orientation. As a boot camp participant, we want to ensure you soar at AUM through successful completion of your math courses!

Do I Qualify?

Any AUM student who has not previously taken the Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) placement test can join the AUM Math Boot Camp. Here’s how we determine your first math course at AUM.

You may be able to “test out” of remediation at camp, saving you money and allowing you to complete your degree faster. Last summer, 119 Warhawks tested out of one or both remedial math courses!

How Does Math Boot Camp Work?

Warhawk students complete the ALEKS web-based assessment course in a math lab during camp.

 The ALEKS course consists of learning modules and practice placement tests that prepare you to make your highest math placement score. ALEKS helps to:

  • Figure out what math you know and what math you don’t know
  • Build a course focused only on what you don’t know

Students can take the ALEKS placement test up to five times. However, students are required to complete five hours in a prep and learning module before their second placement assessment, and three hours before each additional attempt. A 48-hour, cool-off period between placement assessments also is required. An unproctored test is allowed for practice. Only a proctored test will count toward placement.    

What course formats are offered?

You can complete AUM Math Boot Camp online or in our math lab. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the math boot camp on campus, as we will have faculty and tutors on hand to help you understand the materials.

What will it cost?

The AUM Math Boot Camp is FREE!

How Long Is Math Boot Camp?

An on-campus math boot camp is offered in three convenient formats: students either meet three hours a day for two days a week for a period of three weeks, or three hours a day for three days a week for a period of two weeks, or three hours on Fridays only for a period of six weeks. The total amount of hours student meet on campus is 18 hours. All on-line camps are self-paced, and must be completed by Aug. 16, 2020.

This program really cut away the fluff that I’ve encountered in many math courses, particularly the 0700 and 0800 courses. It started with my initial practice exam and it 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 instead of taken advantage of. The remedial courses are very costly and don’t serve as any type of credit. Now I’m able to cross the finish line and graduate this summer. I’m looking for work in my field now with Graphic Design and I’m looking to obtain my masters in marketing very soon.” – Braxton Barker (Major: Graphic Design)

What Topics Are Covered?

  • Real Numbers: Fractions, percents, signed numbers
  • Equations and Inequalities: Linear equations and inequalities
  • Exponents and Polynomials: Scientific notation, factoring, quadratic equations
  • Lines and Systems: Ordered pairs, equations of lines, graphing, linear equations
  • Functions and Graphs: Relations, functions, transformations, composite functions
  • Rational Expressions: Rational expressions and equations, rational functions
  • Radical Expressions: Radical functions and equations, rational exponents
  • Exponentials and Logarithms: Logarithmic and exponential equations and functions
  • Geometry: Perimeter, area, and volume; coordinate geometry
  • Trigonometry: Unit circles and right triangles, graphing, inverse functions

When Is Math Boot Camp?

Here’s the schedule (NOTE: Schedules are subject to change.)

Dates

Days

Time

Notes

Oct. 11 - Aug 16

 

 

Online

Oct 11 – Nov 15

Friday only

8:30-11:30

Thanksgiving Break Nov 25-29

Mar 27 – May 1

Friday only

8:30-11:30

Spring Break Mar 16-20

May 19-28

T/W/R

8:30-11:30

Memorial Day May 25

May 19-28

T/W/R

1:00-4:00

Memorial Day May 25

Jun 1-17

M/W

8:30-11:30

 

Jun 1-17

M/W

1:00-4:00

 

Jun 2-18

T/R

8:30-11:30

 

Jun 2-18

T/R

1:00-4:00

 

Jul 6-22

M/W

8:30-11:30

Jul 3-4 Fri-Sat

Jul 6-22

M/W

1:00-4:00

Jul 3-4 Fri-Sat

Jul 7-23

T/R

8:30-11:30

Jul 3-4 Fri-Sat

Jul 7-23

T/R

1:00-4:00

Jul 3-4 Fri-Sat

Jul 10 – Aug 14

Friday only

8:30-11:30

 

Aug 4-13

T/W/R

8:30-11:30

Aug 17 – Classes Start

Aug 4-13

T/W/R

1:00-4:00

Aug 17 – Classes Start

 

What Materials Should I Bring?

  • Government ID (Driver’s License/Military ID) OR AUM Student ID. Why? So we can use your placement test score and add it to your record.
  • MyAUM username and password
  • Nine-digit AUM student number
  • AUM email address
  • Snacks/drinks (only if you have specific dietary needs)

So How Do I Register?

To sign up, please visit the MyAUM portal and select the following in this sequence:

  1. Webster Registration System
  2. Student Services
  3. Registration
  4. Choose MATH 0002 | Math Accel/Placement Course

Cancellations

If you are unable to attend a registered camp, please go to the Webster registration system to drop your registered boot camp Math 0002 course.  


Questions? For more information contact mathcs@aum.edu


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