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S.T.E.M. Foundations Camp (SFC)

What is it?

STEM Foundations Camp gives eligible Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students the chance to improve their mathematics course placement while also working out their math muscles.  For two and a half weeks in August dedicated students will sharpen their skills on the material they need for their fall semester math courses.  At the end of the camp each student will take a college level placement test and could skip right past the math class they were planning to enroll in.  Even if a student does not skip a class with their test score they will be more fully equipped to successfully complete the math course they have scheduled. 

Do I qualify?

STEM Foundations Camp is a program for students that have placed into college level mathematics but would like to take Trigonometry or Calculus I their first semester. 

How will it work?

Students will meet from 12 noon to 2 pm (2 hours) Monday through Friday, August 7 – 21, with an instructor for class activities and active learning lessons designed to develop students’ mathematical abilities.  Also students will attend a 1 hour lab session from 6 pm to 7 pm Monday through Thursday.  Students will then be assessed with a College Level Mathematics Placement Exam on Thursday, August 20, to determine whether their placement has changed to a higher course.  If students score high enough to place into the next course, they will be given opportunity and assistance that day to change their schedules.

What materials do I need?

Students will need to have a calculator with graphing capabilities for the STEM Foundations Camp.  The TI-83 or TI-84 is recommended.  The Mathematics department will have some calculators available to rent for $10.  There will be no textbook needed for Math Boot Camp.

What will it cost?

The cost for STEM Foundations camp will be $525 which is less than taking a precalculus or algebra course.  This charge will include the cost of instruction and testing.  $500 is refundable if the student withdraws on or before August 1st.  There is a $25 non-refundable charge for processing included in the cost.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for our S.T.E.M. Foundations Camp, please visit our registration page.

Who do I contact?

For more information please contact the Freshman Mathematics Coordinator, Michael Warren, at mwarren@tarleton.edu or at 254-968-9533.