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Mathematics Advanced Level – Study Skills

Course Code: MATU 0413
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Math Upgrading
Credits: 1.5
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is a lab course to complement MATU 0411. Students will develop math study skills to support their MATU 0411 coursework. Activities will help students develop the mathematical comprehension and skills they need to participate effectively in the classroom, to complete course assignments, and perform well on tests and exams.

Course Content

Math content will be derived from the MATU 0411 and sequenced accordingly.  Skill areas addressed are:

  1. understanding lecture content
  2. taking and using effective notes
  3. understanding and following instructions specific to mathematics
  4. understanding and studying the textbook
  5. organizing coursework and developing a systematic approach to review
  6. studying for tests
  7. securing and using other resources for study purposes, eg. study groups, CAI, alternate texts

Methods of Instruction

The instructor will facilitate, observe and evaluate students’ participation in learning activities which enhance their effectiveness in their MATU 0411 coursework.  Whole and small group instruction will be combined with individual assistance and student directed learning.

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used.  A student will reach mastery when s/he has demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises, assignments and other assessments that the course objectives have been achieved.

Where formal tests of specific skills are used, mastery will be defined as a score of 80% or more.

Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student.

Evaluation in MATU 0413 will not be tied to students’ achievement in MATU 0411.

Learning Outcomes

The aims of the course are for students (within the context of MATU 0411) to:

  1. develop positive attitudes to learning and studying math.
  2. explore and develop a repertoire of strategies, skills, and approaches to learning and studying mathematics that are appropriate to the individual.
  3. develop, practice and demonstrate effective strategies, skills, and approaches to learning and study that are directed at improving learning and academic performance in mathematics.
  4. demonstrate learning and study strategies, skills and approaches in practical as well as academic contexts.
  5. work cooperatively in a classroom setting.

course prerequisites


MATU 0411

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.