Supplemental Instruction (SI) - Calculus I
Calculus I SI sessions are held weekly by experienced Math Center tutors under close
supervision of Math Center staff, and in collaboration with Math Department faculty.
Finding time each week to attend can enhance your understanding of Calculus I through
exercises, supplemental lectures and examples, and activities.
Do you love mathematics? Are you a STEM person? Do you like to be challenged? If you
answered yes to any of these questions, why not learn a little extra math.
Prerequisites: Calculus II and at least one course involving mathematical proofs.
- Course 1: Introduction to Groups (Abstract Algebra)
Offered on selected Tuesdays in January - March.
- Course 2: Evaluating Real Integrals Using Complex Integration (Complex Analysis)
Offered on selected Thursdays in March - April.
- Courses are 4 sessions each and are not for credit.
- Focus is on challenging mathematical concepts.
- Optional problems to work on and discuss are given.
- A certificate of completion is available for those who attend all 4 sessions of a
The Math Center workshops are open to all students to assist them with a wide variety
of skills that are crucial to succeeding in mathematics.
The workshops are open to all students, and we especially encourage STEM majors to
attend in order to gain a deeper understanding of the fine points of the mathematics
used in their fields.
Workshops are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays and have both a lecture and an interactive
component. Topics vary and typically include:
- Properties of Fractions
- Ti-83 Calculator Usage
- Systems and Solutions of Linear Inequalities
- Math Anxiety
- Factoring Quadratics
- Graphing Quadratics
- Special Functions – Logarithms, exponentials
- Graphing Polynomials – Graphing factored polynomials, etc
- Special Functions – Rational Functions, Radical Functions
- Trigonometry – Basics of the unit circle
- Properties of Matrices