Math Summer Bridge Program

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UPDATE

Enrollment for the Summer Bridge Program closes at 5pm on August 1, 2018.

Currently only the August 16th 3pm Summer Bridge Program has seats available.

The August 17th 10am Summer Bridge Program and the August 18th 1pm Summer Bridge Program have reached maximum capacity and enrollment has been closed.

Unopened Summer Bridge Access packages can be returned to Dowdy for a refund. Please contact Dowdy Student Store for their return policy.

What is the Math Summer Bridge Program?

The Math Summer Bridge Program is an online program that helps prepare incoming students for their first math course at ECU. Students in this program will register for and use ALEKS. ALEKS is an artificially intelligent assessment and learning system that uses adaptive questioning to determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know.

What Materials are needed for this Program?

  • ALEKS Summer Bridge Access Package (available for purchase at Dowdy Student Store)
  • A computer/laptop with Internet connection

ALEKS class code by Math Course:

August 16th 3pm Placement Test in CAVE

  • Math 1064/1065 - August 16th 3pm Placement Test in CAVE: G6NR9-D3FJ6
  • Math 1066/1074/1083/2121/2171/2151 - August 16th 3pm Placement Test in CAVE: QQW9V-NTRL3

August 17th 10am Placement Test in CAVE: These programs are at maximum capacity and are not accepting any further participants

August 18th 1pm Placement Test in CAVE: These programs are at maximum capacity and are not accepting any further participants

Who Should Participate in this Program?

Any student can self-select to participate in the Math Summer Bridge Program. The program is designed for the following types of incoming students:

  • A student that wishes to begin in a math course higher than the course his/her ACT/SAT score placed him/her into.
  • A student that needs a fresher in math before taking his/her first math course at ECU (i.e. a freshman student that did not take a math course during his/her last semester of high school).
  • A student that struggles with math.

Why Should I Participate in this Program?

If you haven't had a math course in over a semester or if you struggled with math in the past, then participating in this program will give you an opportunity to refresh your math foundational skills and increase your chance of success in your first math course at ECU.

If your ACT/SAT score places you in a math course that does not count towards your major, then taking a remedial math course will cost you money (tuition & books) and time (may postpone graduation date). Participating in this program will give you an opportunity to self-remediate and then take a placement test to determine if you are now ready for your major required math course.

Placement Test Information

  • The only calculator allowed to be used on the Summer Bridge Program placement test is the calculator provided in ALEKS. Please note that ALEKS only provides a calculator on questions where a calculator is needed.
  • Students must have a valid ECU 1Card to take the placement test
  • The placement test will be given in the CAVE (located in the basement of Joyner Library)
  • See the title of your Summer Bridge Program course for the specific date and time of your placement test. This is the only date/time where you are guaranteed a seat for the placement test. Showing up for another placement test date/time will not guarantee you a seat.

Questions?

Please contact Mrs. Talbert ( talberta16@ecu.edu) if you have any questions about the Math Summer Bridge Program.

Helpful Videos:

Introduction to ALEKS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAZsiZIEeLA&index=5&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B

How to Get Registered for ALEKS - Do not enter your Banner ID or SS Number when registering. You can make up a Student ID number for ALEKS (it can be any length and any combination of numbers). You will not need to remember this number.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSf-iP1NWLk&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B&index=11

What are Knowledge Checks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZP-E8ev3lU&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B&index=6

How to Review Topics in ALEKS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLweICbon8&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B&index=12

Prerequisite Topic vs Goal Topic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFX5Bb7zTas&index=13&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B

Why Are Some Topics Locked in ALEKS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLMBcHOD-pE&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B&index=15

What is Open Pie Mode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhWTE3XOczw&list=PLqmcJVdRMoi1YGwjiWeudLOj9lLrEcd3B&index=7