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The Math Boot Camp is for George Mason University students who want to place into a specific math course such as Math 113, or another math course that is higher than the one they tested into during orientation.
During the 5 half-days of camp, students are assembled into small working groups based on skill level to obtain deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in algebra, trigonometry or calculus. The goal is to improve math placement scores and prepare for Mason math courses. Math professors, graduate students and undergraduate learning assistants will provide guidance and support to each camp attendee. On the first day (if needed) and last day of camp, students will have the opportunity to take the math placement test.
Space is limited, so apply early!
When and Where:
July 31 - August 4, 2023; 9am - 12pm; Fairfax Campus
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should register for Math Boot Camp?
The Math Boot Camp is specifically designed for students who did not test into the math course they require/desire on their first attempt. Students who have not taken the math placement exam may also register. Visit this link for additional details on the Math Placement Test.
I have AP/IB or some other equivalent credits in math. Should I still participate
Yes. Participating in the Math Boot Camp will enable you to solidify your skills in algebra, trigonometry, and transcendentals to prepare you for your full math class.
I already placed into the math course I wished to be in on the math placement exam. How can I still participate?
If you have taken the math placement exam and placed into the course you needed, congratulations. If you qualify for MATH 113, you are too advanced for the Math Boot Camp.
Is food provided for the camp?
No meals will be provided for this half-day camp.
How much does the camp cost?
The fee for the Math Boot Camp is $100.