Math Bridge is a required four week math program for new and continuing students who could benefit from additional math support. It is designed to help students build confidence AND mathematical skill. The program is FREE.
Each day, the Math Bridge instructor will give a mini-lecture demonstrating a specific mathematical skill that is needed for success in a college math course. Students then practice with the support of your instructor. No grades or tests are given, but attendance and completion of daily "homework" is required.
Math Bridge is offered prior to the start of fall and spring semester so that students can start right away in one of our college math course (Math 102, 104 or 111).
July 26-August 19, 2021 or
Jan 3 -January 28, 2022
DAYS AND TIME
9-11 am (online)
11:30 -1:30 p.m. (in person)
See email for link
Math Bridge saves time and money while building confidence and success.
Everyone need to take at least one college math course to graduate. Math Bridge eliminates any remedial math course requirement and allows all students, no matter what their placement, to start in the math course designed for their meta major.
By eliminating the requirement to take a remedial math course, the Math Bridge approach save a student up to $1200! Plus, Math Bridge is FREE.
Students who complete their math graduation requirement in their first year are more likely to graduate on time. Participants in our similar Math Move Up program completed their math course at higher rates and with better grades than other students.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TO COMPLETE MATH BRIDGE?
As part of the new student registration process, your academic advisor will talk with you about the program if it is a requirement. Continuing student will be contacted via email. You can also find your math placement on your Academic Advising Report.
How was it determined that I need to complete the Math Bridge?
Math placement is based on your Wisconsin Math Placement score, ACT Math score and High School GPA or College GPA. For transfer students, placement may be determined by previous college math coursework.
Note: For fall 2021, the Wisconsin Math Placement exam is optional.
When I attend Registration, what Math class do I register for?
If you placed into the Math Bridge program, you will be automatically enrolled in the Math Bridge program. At new student registration, you will be given permission to register for the college level math course associated with your meta major.
What happens if I don’t complete the Math Bridge?
If you are unable to complete the Math Bridge prior to the start of the term, you will be administratively dropped from your math course and reenrolled in the next Math Bridge session.
Where will Math Bridge be held?
Math Bridge is an in person program. You will receive the room location in a reminder email (to your RANGER MAIL account) 3 business days before the start of Math Bridge.
Do I need a permit to park on campus?
Most likely, you will need a parking permit. We will send more information about this at a later date.
Is on campus housing available for Math Bridge?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide housing for Math Bridge participants.
What if I can't attend this summer?
If you are unable to attend due to other commitments, you have two options:
- Take the online math placement exam and request our office to re-review your placement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on to sign up for the math placement exam.
- Complete the Math Bridge during the January term. This will, however, delay when you can start in your college level math course. This is not an issue for many programs but is not recommended for STEM, Nursing and Business programs.