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Course Assistance

1000 & 2000 Level Math Courses


Course Assistance

Where can I get help with my math class?

Every student needs help with math once in a while. At UC Denver we are committed to providing support for students to help them be successful in mathematics. Students who are taking math classes at UC Denver have access to the following resources:

  • Personal access to math instructors and/or their assistants, who are available several hours per week to answer questions specific to the students in their class (office hours). See your syllabus.
  • MERC lab: a room open 6-11 hours per, day six days per week, which is staffed with personnel who are available to help students with specific math questions for MATH 1070, 1080, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1401, 2411, and 2421 on a drop-in basis.
  • Free tutoring through the Learning Resources Center, a structured tutoring service in which one tutor works with a group of students enrolled in the same class. Specific questions related to homework or quiz problems are not directly addressed.
  • Free online tutoring.
  • MATH 1110 and 1401 offer supplemental instruction through recitations for two hours per week. This allows students to have additional practice and feedback and has shown to improve student performance.

Additional Advice:

  • Do all of your assigned work on a regular basis. Mathematics is like a language and the more regularly you work on it the better you'll understand it.
  • Do not try to memorize how to solve problems. Mathematics is about logical thinking. Try to understand why you are doing what you are doing.
  • Read ahead. Even if you do not understand more than the first page or two, having seen the material before helps improve comprehension during lecture.
  • Work on homework problems in a positive environment. Get a study group together. If one person understands a concept s/he can explain it to others. If everyone in the group is having difficulty with a particular concept then it is time to visit the instructor during office hours.
  • Advice from students to students: Advice for Precalculus (MATH 1130).