Math Resources

If you plan to take a math course this semester, the Academic Support Center has many math resources to help you prepare.

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ALEKS is a web-based assessment and learning system used in various math courses. This tool provides you with an assessment of your understanding and knowledge of math and keeps track of your progress. If ALEKS is required for your math course, your professor will provide you with an ALEKS code for purchase. Learn more about ALEKS.

Math Essentials

Math Essentials is a free, noncredit 2-week prep course for students in MATH 004, 021, or 022. The course is designed to prepare you for your upcoming math class. In this course, you will:

  • refresh math skills and math terminology
  • review time management and other study skills for math
  • gain familiarity with how to take math online

Math Essentials begins about four weeks before each semester starts. Register for Math Essentials.

Math Pre-Course

Join the Math Pre-Course to start your course early. You can work in your Math 004, 021, and 022 courses by joining the pre-course. Your instructor will invite you to participate in the math pre-course about two weeks before the semester starts.

Tutoring’s professional tutors are available 24/7 to provide free, online tutoring for students in select math courses, including Math 004, 021, 022, 034, 036, and 037.

Learn more about tutoring resources.

Guided Study Groups

Students in designated math courses listed on the Penn State Learning tutoring page may attend free weekly guided study groups. Study groups provide a great way to master new concepts. You can review notes, ask questions, and learn with your fellow students online. The study groups take place on Zoom and are recorded so that you can review them as often as you like. 

Academic Support partners with Penn State Learning to provide guided study groups. Visit the Penn State Learning site for more information.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an educational service created to support students through math tutorials in short lecture through YouTube. Some subjects include algebra, geometry, and calculus.