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.
Noncredit courses offered by Continuing Studies
Math 001 and Math 002 are precalculus courses designed
to help students meet the challenge of firstyear math
courses. Math 002 can be used as a prerequisite for Math
180 or 184. Classes are userfriendly and offer individual
attention to each student. For more information, see www.cstudies.ubc.ca/math.
Math 003 and Math 004 are calculus courses intended for
students who have passed PreCalculus 12 or Math 002 with
a C+ or B and would like to be introduced to calculus in a
nonthreatening 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 www.cstudies.ubc.ca/math.
The Math Learning Centre is a space for undergraduate
students to study Math together, with support from Math
Tutors who are graduate students in the Math Department.
It is located in Rooms 301 and 302 in the Leonard S.
Klinck (LSK) Building, and is open weekdays during the
term and on a special schedule during the exam period. For
a detailed description of the MLC, its schedule,
announcements, and all other MLCrelated information,
visit the new website (noted above). 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 42 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 2008 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.
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
secondyear and some thirdyear Math courses.
