“I can be a good teacher and lecturer with a really powerful tool. The lectures can be more targeted and deliberate to meet students’ needs.”
Tom Harman, Associate Professor, College Preparatory & Developmental Studies Math
The Math Emporium is a new adaptive learning model that takes math out of the traditional classroom and into a high-tech learning environment. The emporium uses ALEKS, a web-based assessment tool, to gauge students’ math knowledge and identify gaps.
ALEKS then builds an individualized plan of study with weekly targets to help students master concepts outlined in the course objectives. Students are continuously evaluated throughout this process and can work at their own pace.
Math Emporium courses are offered through the College Preparatory & Developmental Studies Department. The emporium lab where courses are taught is located in the Learning Commons in Sally Monserud Hall, Room 116F. While there, students can also take advantage of other tutoring and support services offered by the center such as math testing and the Math Lab.
Contact the CPDS Advisor at 907.786.6045 for more information.