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The UBC Mathematics Department is always open to suggestions about resources to provide to Undergraduates. If you have any ideas that would make your Math course easier, please email us at math(at)math.ubc.ca.


Non-credit courses offered by Continuing Studies

Math 001 and Math 002 are pre-calculus courses designed to help students meet the challenge of first-year math courses. Math 002 can be used as a prerequisite for Math 180 or 184. Classes are user-friendly and offer individual attention to each student. For more information, see http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/math/

Math 003 and Math 004 are calculus courses intended for students who have passed Pre-Calculus 12 or Math 002 with a C+ or B and would like to be introduced to calculus in a non-threatening environment in which classes are small and students receive individual attention. Students who are struggling with Math 180 or Math 184 may want to consider transferring to Math 003. A moderate pace allows students to monitor their own progress and gain confidence in the subject. For more information, see http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/math/

Mathematics Learning Centre (MLC) (www.math.ubc.ca/Ugrad/ugradTutorials.shtml)

The Math Department runs a drop-in tutorial centre for undergraduate Math courses, staffed by Graduate Teaching Assistants. This centre is located in Rooms 300, 301, and 302 in the Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) Building, and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. Check our website above for any changes to hours and announcements. All tutors provide assistance with first- and second-year calculus and linear algebra and will attempt to help with any undergraduate Math course. In addition to regular assistance, the MLC offers Quick Help for students who are looking for fast support for minor snags. There is no charge for the services MLC provides.

Mathematics Library

All Mathematics undergraduates are strongly encouraged to make full use of the Mathematics Library, located in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (Level 4, North Wing). The online resources of books and journals are substantial.

Computer Lab Facilities

The Mathematics Undergraduate Computer Lab is located in Room 310 in the Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) Building. Students can use any of the 40 Windows workstations and a printer networked to the Mathematics Unix servers. Users have access to various installed software to do course work, such as mathematical packages (Maple, Matlab, R), browsers and information readers (Firefox, email readers), editors and word processing (Open Office, TeX), and programming tools (GCC compilers, Java toolkit).

In addition, Rooms 121 in LSK and 1042/1046 in the Earth Sciences Building (ESB) are available to Mathematics and Statistics undergraduates with lab accounts. Room 121 in LSK consists of 70 CAIL terminals which have Windows and Unix login with access to the same servers as in the Mathematics Undergraduate Computer Lab, as well as to additional software from several Windows 2000 servers (Jumpin, Microsoft Office, Lindo and Lingo, Scientific Notepad). Rooms 1042 and 1046 in ESB each have 20 Mac workstations. Two printers are available, with a strictly enforced quota of 35 pages per course. The labs are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, provided they have not been reserved by an instructor. All labs are closed on weekends and holidays.

Math Club

All Mathematics undergraduates are strongly encouraged to join the Math Club located in Mathematics Annex 1119. The Math Club plays the role of a social centre for Mathematics students. It organizes lectures, study sessions, mentoring, and social functions, and it has a library, telephone, refrigerator, cheap food and pop, etc. The membership fee is nominal. Just prior to the December and April examination periods, the Math Club sells copies of previous final exams and solutions for most first- and second-year and some third-year Math courses.

 
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