Math Bridge

The Math Bridge Program is an online program designed to help students gain the skills and confidence needed for success in college-level mathematics with a goal of improving their placement scores, using ALEKS. The program combines online learning through customized modules with instruction from expert math instructors and peer tutors to help students gain a better understanding of core math concepts and overcome anxiety about math. In addition to math instruction and skill development, students are introduced to various campus resources and peers to help build a strong foundation for success at UNLV. Our Math Bridge team works to help students develop a growth mindset and reach their goals as they navigate through a five or eight-week program. Currently, all Math Bridge sessions are conducted during summer sessions for eligible students.

The program utilizes an online platform, ALEKS, to evaluate students' learning and to create customized content for each student. ALEKS is also used as the math placement software for UNLV. Most students that participate in Math Bridge find success in raising their ALEKS score to their goal level, which allows them to enroll in a different 100-level math course for their desired major.

Interested in joining our team?

The ASC's Summer Math Bridge Team is currently accepting applications for qualified UNLV students to join our team as a "Math Bridge Facilitator." Bridge Facilitators will work with a caseload of 20-30 students as their primary math tutor and teaching assistant while assisting the Math Bridge Team with instruction and activity feedback. Learn more and apply today through the button below.

Math Bridge Summer 2021
Session Dates Length
Session 1 June 1st to July 2nd, 2021 5-weeks
Session 2 June 1st to July 23rd, 2021 8-weeks
Session 3 June 28th to July 30th, 2021 5-weeks
Which session is right for me?
  5-weeks (Session 1 & 3) 8-weeks (Session 2)
Majors Non-Stem Majors STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Majors
Content Covered Algebra, Geometry Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
Class Enrolled/Hoping to Enroll in for Fall 2021 Math 120, 122, 124, 120E/20B, 124E/24B Math 126E/26B, 126, 127, 128, 132, OR 181

Eligibility

Students with the following requirements may be eligible for the Math Bridge Program:

  • Freshmen with 29 credits or less
  • For Sessions 1 and 3: ACT math score below 22 or SAT math score below 530
  • For Session 2: ACT math score below 23 or SAT math score below 550
  • Would like to take a different 100-level math class for their major than the one they are currently enrolled or placed in

The Math Bridge Program is for admitted UNLV students who will attend UNLV. Students who have already participated in the Math Bridge Program are not eligible to enroll in the program. Eligibility is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Bridge Programs with any eligibility questions. If you feel that you could benefit from this program but are unsure of your eligibility, please contact our Bridge Team.

Apply for Math Bridge 2021

Benefits of the Math Bridge Program

  • Place into a different math course!
    • Receive tools that are designed to help you increase your ALEKS score, which in return can help you place into a different math course desired for your major.
  • Gain confidence in your math and study skills!
    • 92% of students who completed Math Bridge said they felt confident in their abilities in math (n=122/132).
    • 95% of students who completed Math Bridge said they felt confident in their ability to study for college-level classes (n=125/132).
  • Earn good grades in math!
    • A majority of students in the 2020 cohort who completed the Math Bridge program earned an “A” in the math course they took immediately following Bridge.
  • Work with our tutors!
    • Our tutoring team allows for specialized 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.
  • Get early access to learning support services!
    • Math Bridge students receive presentations from and access to learning support services on campus (Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Success Coaching) as part of the program. These will set you up for success at UNLV!
  • Become tech-savvy!
    • Students in Bridge are instructed in common software UNLV uses for online courses and resources on campus.
  • Build Community!
    • Students are also able to meet and interact with their peers and become familiar with the UNLV campus before courses start in Fall.
Comparison of Math Placement Options
Feature Math Bridge ALEKS
Cost Free* Free*
Online
Tutoring X
Live Instruction X
Time to Complete

5 Weeks for Math 120/122/124

8 Weeks for Math 126/128/181

Summer Sessions available

It’s best to complete it before NSO or as early as possible to enroll in a 100-level math course. 
Uses customized
ALEKS learning
modules
Interact with Peers X
Work on Math Skills
Scores earned can be
used for math placement
at UNLV

* Programs are free to students who qualify and complete the requirements of their chosen option.

What Do You Need to Participate?

Students need access to a computer, microphone, and web camera. If you do not have access to any or all of these items, but would like to participate, please reach out to the Bridge Team ASAP. All correspondence pertaining to your acceptance into the program will be sent to your active Rebelmail account.

Cost

  1. Enrollment and programmatic support: Free to those who complete the program*
  2. ALEKS Placement Assessment and Proctoring: $43**

*The enrollment and support of the program is free for students who complete the program and fulfill all requirements. Please note that if a student signs up and does not fully complete the program, the student's account will be charged $220.

**ALEKS placement assessments may cost up to $43.00 to register for and complete. This fee ($25 for ALEKS, $18 for proctoring) is due on the day the student registers for the ALEKS placement assessment. All ALEKS assessments require mandatory proctoring. Please DO NOT register for the ALEKS placement assessment without receiving instructions from the Math Bridge team. Registered students will receive instructions prior to the beginning of their session of Math Bridge. ProctorU (online proctoring for ALEKS placement assessment) may charge additional fees for "premium scheduling" to proctor the ALEKS placement assessment if a student fails to schedule in a timely manner. Please see their website for more information.

*ProctorU (online proctoring for ALEKS placement assessment) may charge additional fees for "premium scheduling" to proctor the ALEKS placement assessment if a student fails to schedule in a timely manner. Please see their website for more information.

Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS)

The ASC uses ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) for the Summer Math Bridge Program. ALEKS is an online, adaptive, self-paced platform that accurately determines exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. ALEKS will then instruct students on the topics they are ready to learn and reassess those topics to ensure they retain the information. ALEKS will be purchased and utilized in its entirety through the Math Bridge Program, including the initial knowledge check which will be completed in one proctor session.

For Students: An Introduction to ALEKS

Contact

Email

ascbridge@unlv.edu

Phone

702-774-4624