Camps meet for one work week, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In class, expect lectures and exercises. We will also have guest appearances from faculty members who’ll share how the math you are learning will help in your future classes and in public affairs and environmental science. Teaching assistants will be available each afternoon to answer questions and help you with homework. You’ll cover:

Math Camp

Advanced Math Camp

Monday

 Polynomials (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing)
 Percent change
 Summation
 Factoring
 Solving linear and quadratic equations
 Solving systems of equations
 Solving inequalities

 Solving equations
 Solving simultaneous equations
 Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic)
 Review of trigonometry

Tuesday

 Functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial)
 Graphing Functions

 Unit analysis
 Percent change
 Time value of money
 Limits
 Probability and statistics
 Overview of mathematical software
 Preview of differentials

Wednesday

 Logarithmic and exponential functions
 Derivatives
 Rules of differentiation

 Differentiation
 Rules of differentiation
 Applications for derivatives
 Interpreting higher order derivatives

Thursday

 Higher order derivatives
 Application of derivatives
 Integration (indefinite and definite)
 Rules of integration

 Riemann sums
 Integration (indefinite and definite)
 Rules for integrals
 Applications for integrals
 Numerical integration
 Partial derivatives

Friday

 Word Problems
 Application problems

 Preview of differential equations
 SPEA applications for calculus

On the first day, all you need to bring is a basic calculator, pencil, and paper. We will provide a course workbook.
We strongly recommend a scientific calculator for Math Camp, but a graphing calculator is not necessary.
Come to class prepared and ready to learn. Read the lecture notes and pay close attention to the lectures. Then go home and reread the lecture notes and your class notes before doing the homework assignments. Work in groups on the homework and explain difficult concepts to each other. If you still have questions, see your professor or teaching assistant.
Incoming students may have access to preparatory materials posted online to internal sites.
If it’s been years since you’ve looked at math, check out a basic algebra book from the library to brush up before camp begins. Here are some suggestions:
 Raymond A. Barnett, M.R. Ziegler, and K.E. Byleen, Finite Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences (10th edition), Prentice Hall (2004)
 Ajai S. Gaur and S. S. Gaur, Statistical Methods for Practice and Research: A Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS, Sage Publications.
 Margaret L. Lial, J. Hornsby, and D. Schneider. College Algebra (9th edition). Addison Wesley.
 James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals (Stewart's Calculus Series) Check out the author’s excellent website.
 Michael, Sullivan, College Algebra (7th edition). Prentice Hall.
 Waner & Costenoble. Finite Mathematics (2nd edition). Brooks & Cole.