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Learning in the Math Zone

A Blended Learning Environment

Mentored and Adaptive

The Math Zone uses a mentored and adaptive learning environment for teaching MATH 1103 Fundamental Mathematics, MATH 1108 College Math, MATH1110 College Algebra, and MATH 1115 Pre-Calculus.

  • Mentored means that you have tutors assisting you with learning, that you can ask questions, and get help.
  • Adaptive means that your curriculum is customized to your learning needs. You can advance at your own pace as long as you advance. You also have opportunities to regain mastery and attempt higher scores through re-testing.

While your Math Zone course will only meet for 3 hours of seat time, it is crucial that you spend another 6 hours independently completing practice problems either in the Math Zone during tutoring hours or remotely from home or elsewhere.

The most important part in all of this is learning personal responsibility. Indeed, this is part of what we teach. Unlike high school, the Math Zone requires that each student become directly engaged in their own learning. Students learn to take charge of the time they spend studying. We are here to help. Your instructors and Math Zone Staff will follow up with you if you are not meeting your obligation. This is a united effort.

Each Math Zone class is designed to turn out students who have demonstrated proficiency in mathematics. We want to level the playing field for students so that they can fully succeed in any upper level math class they need to take. Acquiring math competency is an essential part of student success at UNH.

How it works

Students who are assigned to the Math Zone are enrolled in one of the aforementioned courses. You will be provided detailed instructions on how to access your Math Zone course and how to attend classes each week. Students are also shown how to access their UNH Blackboard account, and also how to access the Pearson MyLabs Plus web site to gain access to the instructional materials.

This is not an online class. Testing and some of your weekly studying must be done in the Math Zone.

Even though this is not an online class, you can access your course to study on your own any place that you have an Internet connection. This means:

  • If you need help with the math or the lesson, don't wait, ask;
  • If the computers or technology are causing a problem, let us know now, not tomorrow or the next time the problem comes up

We want students to interact with the faculty, we want you to be engaged in your own learning. We are committed to providing every students an individualized learning opportunity to get through the basic math they need.