## Bridge Programs

### Our Programs

The Academic Success Center offers two bridge programs to help students succeed at UNLV:

#### Math Bridge Program

The Math Bridge Program is designed to help students who are placed into Math 95/Math 96 or Math 120 but require a different 100-level math course for their major, to refresh their math skills by having the students work on an online, adaptive, self-paced platform with in class tutorial support. Currently summer sessions are offered for freshman and Fall sessions are offered for students who have more than 30 credits.

NOTE: Do you want to participate in Math Bridge session II but high school is still in session? Don't panic! We will work with you. You may begin the program on Monday, June 12. To make up for lost time, you will be required to complete a total of 9 additional hours outside of your scheduled class time. This can be done by a) attending the Friday sessions b) completing work at home outside of class time c) a combination of a & b to get 9 hours.

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### Math Bridge Program FAQ

#### What is the Math Bridge Program?

Math Bridge is a free, on-campus program sponsored by the Academic Success Center designed to help UNLV students who are placed into Math 95, 96, or 120. The program aims to help students test into their college level math requirement. The program combines online learning with in-class assistance to help students gain a better understanding of core math concepts and overcome their math anxiety. The program uses an online platform which students access in our computer labs for the duration of the program. Class time is split between online work with tutor assistance, and tutor-led activities. Students are also able to access the platform at home if they wish to work on concepts outside of class time.

#### Why Enroll in the Math Bridge Program?

Math 95/96 are college preparatory math courses that do not count towards major requirements or graduation, they are designed to prepare students to take 100-level math courses in the future. Math 95/96 are not covered by the Millennium Scholarship meaning that students on this scholarship would have to pay for the course(s) with other funds. Students can save over $1500 by successfully completing the program and testing into the credit-bearing course for their major. The program can also help students in fulfilling the NSHE requirement of continuous enrollment until successful completion of their gateway math course. At the end of the Math Bridge Program, students take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Exam in hope of testing into the math course they need for their major.

#### Who Is Eligible?

- Summer - Freshmen (29 credits or less)
- Fall/Semester - Transfer students, non-traditional students, students who have not yet met their math requirement and need Math 95, 96, 120 (30 credits or more)
- ACT or SAT scores place you into college preparatory math (MATH 95/96), or Math 120 but require a different course for your major
- Cannot be simultaneously enrolled in a math course
- Cannot have participated in the Bridge program previously

#### What Are Some Other Benefits of the Math Bridge Program?

Experienced tutors lead the Math Bridge Program. They assist students as they work through an online program and give lessons on math concepts. Our tutoring team allows for individualized student attention as well as the chance to work in small groups by addressing problem areas such as proper note taking, study skills, and test anxiety. By addressing these issues we help students to gain confidence and feel empowered about their ability to learn. Students are also able to meet and interact with their peers in the same major and become familiar with the UNLV campus before courses start in Fall.

In Summer 2016, about 77 percent of students who participated in the Math Bridge Program placed into a 100-level math course. By placing into a 100-level math course, students have more time to take other classes they are interested in and get the most out of their college experience.

#### Cost

The enrollment and support of the program is **free** for students who complete the program. However, all students are required to pay for their ALEKS placement assessment, which is **$25** due on the *first* day. Please note that if a student signs up and does not complete the program, the student's account will be charged $220.

### Math Bridge Session (Summer 2017)

It was a wonderful experience and I feel that I have learned material that will not be forgotten. I feel more prepared for college because at the same time I got to see the school more and interact with other college students.

Math Bridge Participant

#### When

##### The Math Bridge Program is offered:

**Bridge for College Algebra**

Monday-Thursday

- Summer Session II (June 5–July 6) — 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Summer Session II (June 5–July 6) — 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
- Summer Session III (July 10–August 10) — 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Summer Session III (July 10–August 10) — 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

NOTE: Do you want to participate in Math Bridge session II but high school is still in session? Don't panic! We will work with you. You may begin the program on Monday, June 12. To make up for lost time, you will be required to complete a total of 9 additional hours outside of your scheduled class time. This can be done by a) attending the Friday sessions b) completing work at home outside of class time c) a combination of a & b to get 9 hours.

**Bridge for Pre-Calculus**

Monday-Thursday

- June 19-August 10 — 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- June 19-August 10—1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Check back for more information!

#### Where

Computer labs on campus, room assignments are given on the first day of the program.

Please note that students should apply for the bridge that corresponds with the credit bearing math course that is linked to their major.

#### Cost

The enrollment and support of the program is **free** for students who complete the program. However, all students are required to pay for their ALEKS placement assessment, which is **$25** due on the *first* day. Please note that if a student signs up and does not complete the program, the student account will be charged $220.

#### How Do I Know If I've Been Accepted?

All correspondence pertinent to your acceptance into the program will be sent to your active Rebelmail account.

#### What do I Need?

Must bring **writing utensils and notebook**, and an enthusiasm for learning!

### Math Learning Center

The ASC partners closely with the Math Learning Center (MLC), which is directed by Dr. William Speer, to provide additional math resources for undergraduate students. Below are some resources for students:

- Math Learning Center Directory
- Syllabi for Math 95 and Math 96
- Math Learning Center’s Undergraduate Math Clinic

The ASC offers tutoring for math and other subjects, supplemental instruction for math, and math bridge programs.

### Join Our Team!

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Math Bridge team consists of UNLV students who are knowledgeable in mathematics and are able to explain concepts clearly to students. They are expected to monitor student progress, actively engage students in the learning process, assist with the transition from high school to college, and be available for questions.

If you are interested in being part of the Math Bridge team, there are two positions available: tutor and team leader. These roles are integral parts in each of the Math Bridge Programs - Bridge to College Algebra & Bridge to Pre-Calculus.