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A free program is helping to prepare incoming University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students for college-level mathematics across multiple disciplines.

Hosted by the UH Mānoa Department of Mathematics, the in-person math boot camps are intensive non-credit courses for students who want to review the algebra and trigonometry concepts covered in the math placement exam. Students will strengthen their math skills through short lectures, group work and practice problems.

The math department requires an exam for placement in many courses for mathematics and other subjects, including atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, biology, oceanography, botany and physics. The department last hosted these boot camps in 2018, but this is the first time that the camps are free.

“We welcome students who want to bridge their high school and college math courses with a review, revisit math concepts prior to taking the math placement exam, or who have already taken the math placement exam but want to place higher on the exam by reviewing concepts and taking the placement exam again,” said Mirjana Jovović, director of undergraduate studies in UH Mānoa’s Department of Mathematics.

Students may register for algebra, trigonometry or both boot camps. Boot camp dates:

  • Algebra boot camp (August 7–10, 2023, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. each day with lunch break)
  • Trigonometry boot camp (August 14–17, 2023, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day)

The deadline to apply for the boot camps is Friday, August 4.

Tutoring in various subjects available

In addition, the UH Mānoa College of Natural Sciences is offering tutoring sessions throughout the summer, fall and spring semesters for a variety of subjects, including mathematics, information and computer sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy. Visit the Learning Emporium website to sign up for sessions.

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