Murray Library Rm 144

Today's Drop-in Tutoring Hours

10 am - 4 pm

Hours of Operation for Summer Session*

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1-4pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-5pm

10am-4pm

closed

We will be open for Summer Session (Term 2/Quarter 3) on Thursday, June 29. Please note that the Murray Library will be closed on Saturday July 1, Sunday July 2, and Monday July 3, so Math & Stats Help will be unavailable on those days.

* If this schedule is not compatible with your schedule, please email Holly at holly.fraser 'at' usask.ca. (Replace 'at' with @.)

Services

Math & Stats Help staff can help you with a variety of mathematical or statistical topics but focus on first-year or introductory courses. Our service is primarily a drop-in service: students are welcome to drop in to work on homework and ask questions when needed. Our service is designed for current University of Saskatchewan students looking for help with U of S courses. We also offer workshops or review sessions on certain topics in mathematics. These are announced on this page and on PAWS.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide help with research-level statistics at this time. Please contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for advice on research-level statistics. You may also find the Numeric Data research guide helpful.

Announcements

Online Math Readiness Course: See below for directions on how to access the online Math Readiness course.

 

Algebra help session

  • Tuesday, May 9, 1pm in room 144 of the Murray (Main) Library (room 144 is the location of the Math & Stats Help centre)
  • Topics: basic algebra, including: exponents, rational expressions ("algebraic fractions"), factoring
  • To register, please go to: math review workshop-basic algebra
  • Please email Holly Fraser at holly.fraser 'at' usask.ca (replace  'at'  with @) if you would like to attend this workshop, or if you would like directions to the Murray Library.

Math Readiness Course

The Math Readiness Course is a non-credit math review, for students who wish to refresh their high school math skills. The course consists of approximately 22 lessons on the following topic groups:

  • algebra
  • functions and graphs
  • geometry
  • trigonometry, and
  • exponential and logarithmic functions
Currently, the Math Readiness course is available on Blackboard, the online course management system used by courses at the University of Saskatchewan. Online Math Readiness is a self-directed online resource containing course materials (mainly handouts) on the topics listed above. The course notes, questions and answers are available as pdfs.

The online Math Readiness course is available to most people who have University of Saskatchewan NSIDs. You can join the Math Readiness course by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Blackboard course site bblearn.usask.ca
  2. On the lower right hand side of the page, look for a section titled "Organization Catalog."
  3. Click on the link to "Browse Organization catalog."
  4. Your browser should go to a webpage titled "Browse Organization Catalog" at the top. Immediately below the title, look for "Search Catalog," and to the right of that, "Organization" with drop-down menus beside it, and a text box. 
  5. Check that the first drop-down menu from the left says "Name" (that should be the default). If it doesn't, then choose "Name."
  6. Enter "readiness" in the text box, and click the "go" button at the right. (Ignore the date function, and the other options in grey below.)
  7. You should see the online Math Readiness course listed as an option. Select it, and you should be able to access the course.

If you run into trouble and cannot access the course, please email Holly at holly.fraser 'at' usask.ca (replace 'at' with @). Please note that students working on the Math Readiness course are welcome to come to Math & Stats Help in room 144 of the Murray Library for help.

Credit course option

For those who are interested in taking a credit course that reviews concepts from high school math, please check PAWS for "Math 102." Taking Math 102 for credit (and passing) may clear deficiencies in prerequisites for certain 100-level courses in mathematics. Contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at 306-966-6081 or by email at math@math.usask.ca for more information. Please note that a credit course means that an official grade for the course will be issued on your transcript. We recommend that anyone considering taking Math 102 consult an academic advisor to determine how or if the course will align with degree program requirements.

If you have written or will be writing the Math Placement test for your 100-level Mathematics course, you might be interested in trying out the online Sample Placement test, at the website of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Math Resources

You can view the Math and Stats Help Research Guide here:

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