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Math scholarship deadlines have been extended!  The new due date is Friday, April 12 at 3:00pm. Copies of the applications are in the math office or online using the links below or in the sidebar:

Joyce Krahn/Math Faculty Scholarship -  This scholarship is for students who will be taking MAT182 and MAT 220 as their next two classes or for students who will be taking MAT220 and MAT230 as their next two math courses are eligible to apply.

 View the Joyce Krahn/Math Faculty Scholarship application

Hannelly Math Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to the "best" Phoenix College math student. Students must have completed at least MAT230.

 View the Hannelly Math Scholarship application

Math Tutoring

Free tutoring for all math classes, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Three computers with mathematics software.  Room A232.  Please sign in and out in the three-ring binder.

This lab is in A201 and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is the primary drop-in computer lab for the math department and has 24 computers available. The hours for M&W may be expanded based on class cancellations.

Learning Commons
The Learning Commons provides services, resources and programs to support students taking mathematics classes at Phoenix College.  The Learning Commons is in the Library Lower Level. See the Learning Commons website for more details.

Free on-line tutoring.  Click here for details.

Online Video Tutorials: Click Here

Calculus: The Musical!

This year, Calculus: The Musical! will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Bulpitt Auditorium, with Noon and 7pm performances. It is free and open to the public. It is first come, first seated.

This is an annual event.

How to Rent A Calculator

Calculators can be rented from the Math Department for $15 per semester. We rent TI-83, TI-84, & TI-89 calculators. Please follow these steps to obtain a calculator:

  • Get a blue rental slip from either the Math Office (A230) or from your instructor.
  • Take the blue slip to the Cashiers’ office in the Hannelly Center. Pay the $15 rental fee.
  • You will receive a white receipt from the Cashiers’ office. Bring that to the Math Office (A230).
  • Complete a calculator rental agreement to obtain your calculator for the semester.

The Math Department will replace batteries in rented calculators free of charge. Defective calculators will be exchanged based on availability.

Calculators are due back to the Math Department at the end of each semester. The due date is 1 week after the completion of finals. Calculators can be returned to the Math office (A230) or to the cashiers’ office in the Hannelly Center. A late fee of $20 per semester late will be charged for calculators that are not returned on time.

Module 1: Introduction

Math Developmental Education Workshop Videos of MAT082 topics


Workshop #1: Whole numbers, vocabulary, decimals

Module 1:  Introduction

Module 2:  Place Value, Vocabulary, Multiplication – Mayan Multiplication, Using Pick up Sticks

Module 3:  Multiplication continued—Pick up sticks, colored lines, Partial Products

Module 4 (2 parts):  Representational Fluency – Add & Subtract Whole numbers using Base 10 Blocks

Module 4 (2nd part):  Representational Fluency – Add & Subtract Whole numbers using Base 10 Blocks

Module 5:  Add & Subtract Decimals using Base 10 Blocks

Module 6:  Multiplying decimals –partial fractions, base 10 blocks, pick up sticks

Workshop #2: Integers

Module 1:  Introduction to Positive and Negative numbers – Color counters

Module 2:  Integers & Adding Integers using Two Color counters

Module 3:  Subtracting Integers using Two Color Counters

Module 4:  Multiplying Integers using Two Color counters & other ideas

Module 5:  Using Cuisenaire rods for multiplication, factors, greatest common divisor

Module 6:  Using Cuisenaire rods as an intro to rational numbers

Workshop #3:  Fractions

Module 1:  Intro to Fractions, Equivalent fractions – Pattern Blocks

Module 2:  Fractions using pattern blocks and Cuisenaire Rods

Module 3:  Fractions using the fraction wall

Module 4:  Egyptian Fractions

Module 5:  Adding Fractions using paper folding

Module 6:  Adding, Subtracting Fractions & Mixed Numbers with Pattern Blocks

Module 7:  Equivalent fractions & Adding & Subtracting Fractions Using fraction bars

Workshop #4:  More Fractions

Module 1:  Multiplication of Fractions –Paper folding

Module 2:  Multiplication of Fractions—Fraction Wall and Pattern Blocks

Module 3:  Multiplication of Fractions – fraction Wall, Pattern Blocks, Hershey Bars & Paper Folding

Module 4:  Multiplication of Mixed Numbers – Area Models

Module 5:  Multiplication of Mixed Numbers Part 2 – Area Models

Module 6:  Multiplying 2 Binomials – Alge-tiles & Dividing Fractions—Ribbon Method

Module 7:  Dividing Fractions & Mixed numbers part 2 –Ribbon Method, Fractions Strips, Fraction Wall

Module 8:  Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers part 3 – Fraction strips, Common Denominator Division Algorithm

Workshop #5

Module 1:  Decimals – Building Representational Fluency

Module 2:  introduction to Decimals – Representational Fluency, Decimals Grids, Equivalency with fractions

Module 3:  Decimals and Percents & making connections

Module 4:  Percents and Decimals – Derived % Using Mental Math & Operations with Decimals

Module 5:  Multiplying Decimals – Using grids to view multiplication as repeated addition

Module 6:  Multiplying & Dividing Decimals continued – Using grids

Module 7:  Whole number Division—Method of Partial Quotients

Module 8:  Miscellaneous wrap up and problems

Module 9:  Miscellaneous wrap up and problems