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Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Math Department

Math Emporium

Coordinator: Mr. Thomas Grant
email: granttt@wcsu.edu
phone: (203)-837-9370

The Math Emporium in HI 122/123 is where WCSU developmental math courses are taught.

These courses are:

  • MAT 098 – Beginning Algebra – 0 credits (3 load credits with no academic credit)

This course is held in the fall semester only for those who place into 100P, but need to take their time to learn more fully the basic skills and understanding.  Passing this course prepares you to take MAT 100, preferably the following semester.

  • MAT 100 – Intermediate Algebra – 3 credits
  • MAT 100P – Intermediate Algebra Plus (includes 098 essential topics and all of the 100 content – taken in one semester) – 4 credits

These courses use a dynamic online learning platform called ALEKS.  It presents each student with a learning path through topics chosen to fit each student’s level of understanding and progress as their knowledge grows.

The Math Emporium is also open generous hours as a drop-in help center, exclusively for students enrolled in the three courses listed above.  The teaching assistants for the classes are also available other times as this computer lab is open six days a week.  See below under ‘Schedule for Classes and Teaching Assistants’ to find out when each TA is available to help you

The open hours for the Spring 2020 semester are as follows:

Monday and Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm and
Sunday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Here is a link to the Math Emporium channel on WCSU’s MediaSpace.  Here you will find all of the instructional videos for students as alternatives to those in the ALEKS program.  These were recorded here at WCSU by the coordinator and some of the Math Department Faculty.

Schedules for Topic and Objective goals and Exams – Spring Semester 2020

Each exam must be taken on the day it is listed in the following and cannot be made-up.

Schedule for Classes and Teaching Assistants – Spring 2020

Video about getting started with Emporium courses:

How to use the Math Emporium Time Log App (for 100P students only)

Podcasts

Gab and Grow – Are you confused by Math in general, or having a hard time knowing the difference between the Math Clinic and the Math Emporium? If so, this is the episode for you. Spend a few minutes with us as we explain it all in a way that will make sense to you!