Tutoring Services & Academic Support

Tutoring Schedules | Types of Tutoring | Academic Support | Tools & Resources | Meet our Tutors | Become a Tutor | Instructors Toolbox

Welcome to the Math & Science Center at the Milwaukee Campus, located in C271

Get quick help with arithmetic basics, fractions, equations, geometry basics and trigonometry basics, including:

- definitions
- methods
- examples
- worksheets

- Quick Guide: Operations (with Signed Numbers)Basics of adding and subtractions of positive

and negative numbers, fully explained, with rules to

help guide the user. Multiplication and division also covered. - Quick Guide: PercentsDefinitions, properties, conversions from fractions and decimal to percents, and several useful examples.
- Quick Guide: ProbabilityFull list of definitions of the terms and concepts in probability. Includes formulas and rules, plus several key examples.
- Quick Guide: Units and MeasurementsUnit conversion for length, volume, weight and time

for metric and US. Tables for equivalences and examples of how to convert.

- Quick Guide: Fractions - Addition and SubtractionReviews definitions and goes over typical procedures for adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, and how to convert fractions with unlike denominators.
- Quick Guide: Fractions - Multiplying and DividingShows how to multiply and divide, plus defines:

- simple fractions

- whole numbers and fractions

- mixed numbers - Quick Guide: Fractions - Obtaining Common DenominatorsShows the all-important method to convert fractions with unlike denominators to those with a common denominator - essential for addition and subtraction.
- Quick Guide: Fractions - Simplifying/ReducingExplains how to reduce fractions.

- Quick Guide: Linear Equations ISolving linear equations with 1 variable.

Rules for simple operations with equations, including addition/subtraction and multiplication/division. - Quick Guide: Linear Equations IISolving linear equations with 2 variables.

Full descriptions of how to use the major methods: substitution and elimination.

- Quick Guide: Factoring - Polynomials (Using the GCF)The first step in factoring a polynomial,

finding the greatest common factor. - Quick Guide: Factoring (Grouping Method)A method for factoring certain 4 term polynomials,

particularly useful in a step in the AC method of

factoring polynomials. - Quick Guide: Factoring (Leading Coefficient = 1)Factoring for this special, if not uncommon, case

where the leading coefficent is 1.

- Quick Guide: Factoring (Leading Coefficient ≠ 1 - Trial & Error Method)The old grunt method of factoring before the use of

the AC method. However with skill and practice, it can

be much faster than the AC method. - Quick Guide: Factoring (Leading Coefficient ≠ 1 - AC Method)The classic, methodical approach to solving 2nd-order trinomials in detail.

- Quick Guide: Geometry Basics - 2DDefines geometric shapes in 2D and explains calculations for perimeter.

- Quick Guide: Calculating AreaCalculations of area for many 2D shapes.

- Quick Guide: Trigonometry BasicsDefinitions for trig functions. Includes the Pythagorean Theorem and finding values for angles and sides of triangles.
- Quick Guide: Circular FunctionsExtensive list of definitions, and using trig to find the identities on the unit circle.
- Quick Guide: Trig Laws (sines/cosines)Using the laws of sines and cosines to solve problems for oblique triangles - those that are not right triangles.
- Quick Guides: GraphingUsing graphs to describe trig functions, and how to examine amplitude, period and phase shifts.