## Tuesday, September 21

### Algebra, Part 1

**1:00-2:30pm, by John Boller **

Algebra is the language of modern mathematics, and
success at any level of mathematics depends upon
good basic algebra skills. Come brush up on the
rules of algebra, exponents, polynomials, factoring,
and solving equations.

### Don’t Go It Alone: Using Math Help Resources Effectively

**2:30-4:00pm, by Derek Bruff **

Take advantage of all the math help resources available to you! In this
session, we’ll provide smart strategies for getting help from your textbook,
instructors, course assistants, and classmates.

### Conic Sections

**4:00-5:30pm, by Matthew Leingang **

The conic sections (circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas) have been studied since
the time of the Greeks. Understanding conic sections and their equations gives a shortcut to visualization
that does not require calculus. We will look at these fascinating objects individually and collectively.

## Wednesday, September 22

### Trigonometry: More than Just SOHCAHTOA

**1:00-2:30pm, by Derek Bruff **

Trigonometric functions are some of the important functions studied in
calculus. This session will be a trigonometry refresher for those who have
studied trig but might be a little rusty.

### Problem Solving

**2:30-4:00pm, by Andy Engelward**

You went to class, but now the homework problems due tomorrow look
completely confusing... what can you do to get started? Success doing
problem sets often translates into success in a math class - this session
will go over problem solving strategies you can use in any math class.

### Angels, Arrows, and Limits in Calculus

**4:00-5:30pm, by Angela Vierling-Claassen**

How many angels can dance on the point of a needle? Could Zeno
be right that motion is impossible? We’ll use limits to answer these
philosophical questions.

## Thursday, September 23

### Logarithms

**1:00-2:30pm, by Robin Gottlieb **

Would you feel comfortable explaining logarithms to your roommate? Do
you keep a picture of the graph of y = ln x in your head? If your
answers are no, come to this session to help get yourself on more
solid ground.

### Modeling real life applications in biology and economics

**2:30-4:00pm, by Thomas Judson **

How is mathematics used in biology and economics? What courses should I take if I am a bio or ec concentrator?

### Complex Numbers

**4:00-5:30pm, by Oliver Knill **

Complex numbers are magic. After reviewing basic properties, we will tour some of
the most mysterious formulas in mathematics and learn to compute (-1)^{i} or log(-1).

## Friday, September 24

### Algebra, Part 2

**1:00-2:30pm, by John Boller **

Algebra is the language of modern mathematics, and
success at any level of mathematics depends upon
good basic algebra skills. Come brush up on the
rules of algebra, solving inequalities, absolute
value, fractional expressions, long division of
polynomials, and radicals.

### How to use Technology in your Math Classes

**2:30-4:00pm, by Matthew Leingang **

Do you know how to use a graphing calculator for things besides graphing? Have you seen or used
Mathematica before? Come and see demonstrations of the powerful (and already licensed so you don't have to pay for it)
software available to you.