## CR Eureka Math Lab, Fall 2017 *... updated schedule information for Fall 2017 coming*

**about . . . MATH LAB (Math 52, Math 252, Math 372L, 376L, 380L, 120L, 194L, 5L, 15L, 25L, 30L)**

There are 11 different Math Lab classes. If you are signed up for any

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**Math Lab class**Math Lab is

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**not required**__for Math Students. Sign up for a Math Lab class to get extra help with math, all through the semester, practically for free. There are 1-unit versions and 0.5-unit versions and a 0-unit ("non-credit") version, which__

**highly recommended**

**is****free**for CR students. Use WebAdvisor to register.

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**How the Math Lab works**- Math Lab open hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-5:50pm and Friday 10am-2:30pm, starting on the first Monday of the semester and ending on the LAST DAY OF CLASSES (before Finals Week).
- Students come to the Math Lab during open hours to get help on a drop-in basis.
- The Math Lab is located in the Academic Support Center (ASC), which is part of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), which also houses the Library (in other words, Math Lab is in the “Library building.”)
- CR Math Faculty take turns working in the Math Lab, so you won't necessarily see the same teacher that teaches your class, but we have a weekly schedule, so if you go at the same day and time each week, the same teacher will be there (unless there is a substitute teacher, for some reason).
- CR students assist the math faculty at times. Usually these are higher-level calculus students.
- Usually students come to the Math Lab area, log in on the computer (for attendance records), and start studying and/or doing homework. When a student has a question, s/he raises his/her hand and a tutor comes along and helps for a few minutes. The tutors rove around the room, helping as many students as they can.
- Students should be working on math during the entire time they are logged in at the Math Lab, even if they don't have any questions. "Working on math" could be doing homework, reading the text, working practice problems, going over class notes or past work, or reading supplementary resources. (If you finish working on math and want to stay but need to work on other classes, you may stay unless your space is needed, but you should log out of Math Lab.)
- Students should
when they arrive and**always log in**when they leave, regardless of what section they are in. (We need these records to get money from the state.) Note:**always log out***Students who forget to log out might get -0- hours for that day. If this happens to you, contact Betsy to get the record corrected*. - Tutors are there for assistance, but you are responsible for your own work.

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**Different Math Lab Classes**- Math 252 is a "Non-Credit" Math Lab class, and the other sections of Math Lab classes are for "Credit."

- For the "Credit" sections of Math Lab, there is a minimum required amount of time in order to receive credit. There are also some Math Lab assignments, because it is a separate class. To get credit in the 1.0-unit class, students need 45 hours of documented time in the Math Lab; for the 0.5-unit section, students need 22.5 hours. Those are minimum hours. If you accrue that much time and still would like to come to the math lab for help, that is certainly fine, and please continue to log in and log out for our records
- If you sign up for the 0.5-unit version, you can easily change to the 1-unit version later, but not the other way around.
- For the "Non-Credit" Math 252, there are no hour requirements -- you can get as much or as little help as you need. If you select this option, please register right away so that you are in the system ahead of the time that you need to use the Math Lab.
*Which section should you register in?*Either (a) the credit version that "goes with" your class -- for example Math 120 students register in Math 120L for credit -- or (b) Math 380L if you are taking Math 102, or (c) Math 52, for credit, if you are taking Math 50A or Math 50B, or (d) Math 252, the Non-Credit Math Lab class. Anyone can register in Math 252.- Note: The "Credit" sections are usually offered in two versions: 0.5-unit and 1.0-unit. So every student has three options of Math Lab to sign up for: (i) the 0.5-unit version that goes with your class, or (ii) the 1-unit version that goes with your class, or (iii) Math 252, the 0-unit section.

- Use WebAdvisor to register in whatever section.

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**Additional Notes**- The first time you attend Math Lab, you should sign a contract. This acknowledges that you understand what help you can expect at the Math Lab and what is required of you.
- Log in using your 7-digit CR Student ID#. Note:
*You will not be in the computer tracking system on the day that you register, so you should sign in on a paper log-in sheet if you cannot log in on the computer yet.* - Students are free to use the Math Lab area as a
*Study Area*even if Math Lab is not "Open" but students cannot accrue any time when the Math Lab is not open. - Students who are not registered in any Math Lab class may only study in the Math Lab area if space is available, and may not ask the Math Lab faculty or tutors for help with math.
- Other Math help is available for CR Students (whether registered for Math Lab or not). The ASC has tutors by appointment -- sign up at the ASC table. Other programs, such as EOPS and TRiO also often have tutoring services; students in those programs should ask their advisors.
- There are a few assignments associated with the "Credit" sections of Math Lab Class, which you must do to get "credit." These are worthwhile and will help you learn how to study math better. Look for these in Canvas. Be sure to ask Betsy or a Math Lab teacher if you have any questions about them.
- Occasionally, situations arise when the Math Lab must be closed unexpectedly (such as when an instructor is out sick). We try to avoid that, but if that happens, students cannot accrue any time until the Math Lab opens again.
- During open hours, all Math Lab students get the same help -- it does not matter if "your" teacher is there or if it is another teacher -- and it does not matter which section you are registered in.

- Math Lab is only open Monday through Friday on days when regular math classes are in session. Math Lab is closed during Finals Week (Dec 11-15) and closed on CR Holidays, such as Labor Day (Sept 4, 2017), the Veterans Day Holiday (which will be on Friday November 10, this year), and the Thanksgiving Holidays (Thurs-Fri Nov 23-24).

__Fall 2017 Math Lab Open Hours__:

- Mon-Thurs 10am-5:50pm
- Fridays 10am-2:30pm

Last day for Math Lab is Friday December 8, 2017 (Math Lab is not open during Finals Week)

For Fall 2017, Math Lab is closed during Finals Week (Dec 11-15) and closed on CR Holidays, such as Labor Day (Sept 4, 2017), the Veterans Day Holiday (which will be on Friday November 10, this year), and the Thanksgiving Holidays (Thurs-Fri Nov 23-24).