Utah Valley University's University College will again offer its Math Refresher MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from June 2nd to July 28th, 2014. The course is designed for current students, or students who will be starting or restarting college within the next year. It provides math refresher materials covering a wide range of mathematical concepts together with information about success in college.
Incoming college students are placed in math courses based on placement exams. Students with lower scores are required to take more math courses. Preparation for these placement exams can mean higher scores and fewer required math courses in college. Students who have already taken a placement exam (e.g. ACT) can use these materials to study and retest, hopefully scoring higher.
The study materials in the course are individualized, based on a student's current knowledge. Each student will be provided a customized learning path, so study time is spent where it's needed most.
The course will also provide college success material, such as test-taking strategies, new student orientation, and study techniques. All of this material can be accessed separately from the math content, so even if a student has already placed highly in math, or has tested out of it completely, the course can provide valuable information to help the student get the most out of the college experience.
The course is completely free, and while we plan to specifically invite as many incoming/prospective/current UVU students as possible, it is open to anyone in the world. Students will have a variety of ways to interact with the instructor/UVU peer mentors and get answers to their questions.
This course is hosted on the Canvas Network. Learn more about the course and register here.
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