Math Help Centre

The Department of Geography & Planning is continuing this year with the Math Help Centre for students taking undergraduate courses offered by the department.

TA’s will be available to help refresh and explain math concepts and techniques that may come up in lectures, readings or assignments. This includes working with formulas, graphing data, completing calculations, and so forth. It does not matter how basic your questions are! No appointment is required, just drop by. There is table and couch seating available in the room, allowing students to get math help as they work through assignments.

Location: The Math Help Centre will be run in the Geography Lounge, located across from the elevators on 5th floor Sid Smith.  It is a nice open room with big windows.  The TA’s will be working with students around the tables in the back corner.  If you drop by and the TA is working with another student, please let them know you also have a question.

Schedule for Sept 20 to Oct 13 (updates for after will be posted)

The following schedule begins on Weds, Sept 20 and continues every week until Friday, Oct 13. An updated schedule will be posted here for the second half of F-term

Mondays, 2-5
Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30
Wednesdays, 10:30-1:30
Thursdays, 10:30-1:30 (Sept 21 only open noon-1:30)
Fridays, 11:30-1:00

TA’s will be available during those times for answering math’y questions that might come up as you work on assignments, read academic articles, review class notes and prepare for tests.  Questions can be about how values are calculated, meaning of equations, interpretation of graphs, etc.  Remember to bring your notes or textbook.  That can help the TA’s better answer questions in the context of the course you are taking.


Math Refresher Workshops  — or also known as the “Basic Math (Help!) Workshops”

We will also offer two 50-min start-of-term workshops:
Workshop #1 covers basic math that may come up in geography courses.
Workshop #2 focuses more on using Excel.

We have worksheets for hands-on practice in a small group setting.

You don’t need to attend both. And no registration required. Just come to whichever sessions might be useful. If you are someone who gets nervous when seeing a formula, or feel a bit rusty or uncertain on math you learned back in high school – these workshops are for you!

Basics (Workshop #1)
Weds, Sept 20 10-11am in SS562 (basement)
Thurs, Sept 21 11-12pm in SS5064
Mon, Sept 25, 3-4pm in SS5064
Tues, Sept 26, 11-12 in SS5017A

Excel (Workshop #2)
Weds, Sept 27 10-11am in SS562 (basement)
Thurs, Sept 28 11-12pm in SS5064
Mon, Oct 2, 3-4pm in SS5064
Tues, Oct 3, 11-12 in SS5017A