Math Bridge

The Math Bridge Program is a free, on-campus program designed to help students who are placed into preparatory math classes (Math 95/Math 96) or gateway math classes (Math 120/124/126) but require a different 100-level math course for their major. 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. Summer sessions are offered for eligible students.

Registration Dates

Students can choose one session to attend, with classes being offered in the morning or afternoon. Please contact your Academic Advisor if you are unsure which math class is linked to your major. Limited seating is available for all sessions and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Bridge for College Algebra (Math 124)
Monday-Friday – 5 weeks

  • Summer Session II (June 10–July 12, 2019) — 9 a.m.–Noon
  • Summer Session II (June 10–July 12, 2019) — 1–4 p.m.
  • Summer Session III (July 15–August 15, 2019) — 9 a.m.–Noon
  • Summer Session III (July 15–August 15, 2019) — 1-4 p.m.

Bridge for Pre-Calculus (Math 126)
Monday-Friday – 8 weeks

  • June 24-Aug. 15, 2019 — 9 a.m.-Noon
  • June 24-Aug. 15, 2019 —1-4 p.m.

Fine Arts Math Bridge (Designed for Fine Arts majors only)
Monday-Friday – 5 weeks

  • Summer Session II (June 17–July 19, 2019) — 9 a.m.–Noon.
  • Summer Session II (June 17–July 19, 2019) — 1-4 p.m.

Eligibility

Students with the following requirements can enroll in the Bridge Program:

  • Freshmen with 29 credits or less
  • ACT math score below 22 or SAT math score below 530
  • Placed into Math 120 but require a different class for your major

Students already enrolled in a math class or who have already participated in the Bridge program are not eligible to enroll in the class.

Benefits of the Math Bridge Program

  • Math 95/96 do not count towards major requirements or graduation, so they are not covered by the Millennium Scholarship.
  • Successfully completing the Math Bridge program and placing into a credit-bearing math course saves you money and time by enrolling in a required math course that can count toward Millennium and graduation.
  • The program is led by experienced and passionate tutors that can assist students as they successfully move through the online program, ALEKS, as well as 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 areas, students gain confidence and feel empowered about their ability to learn math.
  • 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.

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 day of the ALEKS assessment. All ALEKS assessments have mandatory proctoring in order to take the assessment (online proctoring is an additional $18). The Math Bridge Program provides free in-person proctoring for the assessment but the student must attend a scheduled proctoring session. Please note that if a student signs up and does not fully complete the program, the student's account will be charged $220.

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

Program Details

Students must bring writing utensils, a notebook, and an enthusiasm for learning.

The program is held in computer labs on campus. Room assignments are given through email the weekend before the session you signed up for. All correspondence pertaining to your acceptance into the program will be sent to your active Rebelmail account.

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 three positions available: tutor, team leader, and a student-worker who will do marketing and communication for Math Bridge. These roles are integral parts in each of the Math Bridge Programs - Bridge to College Algebra & Bridge to Pre-Calculus.