The Math Skills Center opens on the first day of classes!
The mission of the Math Skills Center is to support all Carleton students in any mathematics or math-related course they are taking in which they are experiencing difficulty, either with the mathematical concepts or with the mathematical tools needed to succeed in the course. Our mission is to “level the playing field” by giving students who enter Carleton without strong mathematics backgrounds the tools they need to succeed here at Carleton.
We believe that by providing a physical space and a staff of tutors actively moving about the lab, engaging students in order to assist them as they work on problems, we can create those “learning moments” that allow students to assimilate the material more easily and retain it longer.
Rather than serving as a space where students can come to “get the right answer,” we strive to provide a space where students come to inquire, reflect, and gain insight into a problem; in other words, we offer a place where math comes alive as students actively engage in the learning process.