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Students enrolled in pre-college math classes can work on their own, or get assistance from tutors or the instructor in the Math Achievement Center (MAC).

  Important notice about relocation

Due to the Main Building renovation project, the Math Achievement Center is temporarily located in the Computer Lab located in the Applied Arts Building.


About Math Achievement Center

  • Math Achievement classes use Pearson's online companion MyMathLab, but they are not online courses.
  • Students are expected to be physically present in the center and working on math coursework each and every week during the quarter.
  • Prerequisite includes Placement test or instructor permission
  • Students enrolled in Math Achievement classes must attend an orientation the first day of the quarter at 9 am, 1 pm or 4 pm.

  MAC Hours

Regular Hours

Mon-Thur: 9 am - 4 pm
Tue-Wed: 9 am - 7 pm
Fri: 9 am - 3 pm

Summer Hours

Mon-Tue: 9 am - 6 pm
Wed-Thurs: 9 am - 2 pm
Fri: closed


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Information to Help you Succeed

Attendance in the MAC is arranged and should be treated like a regular class that you attend daily at a specific time.

Students are required to complete an attendance form every week that logs a minimum of three hours spent in the MAC, Tutoring Center, workshop or Test Proctoring Center.

  • Attendance forms can be picked up in the MAC.
  • Turn in a form every Friday for full credit. Forms will not be accepted late. It can be turned in early!
  • Once per quarter a missed attendance can be made up by attending an extra workshop. Indicate on the form that it is a makeup and have the workshop instructor sign it.
  • Attendance represents 10% of your overall grade
  • Complete homework sets and exams by the recommended dates.
  • Spend time in the MAC lab to get help from the instructors, assistants and tutors.
  • Use resources available with MyMathLab.
  • Attend workshops
  • Use Tutoring Services when the MAC is closed.
  • Talk to an instructor about your concerns and ask questions.
  • Math 050 - Review of Whole Numbers
  • Math 078/079 - PreCollege Math I
  • Math 088/089 - PreCollege Math II
  • Math 098/099 - PreCollege Math III

These math courses have an electronic textbook available through Pearson Education. Students can purchase a printed textbook in the LCC Bookstore.

  • Homework assignments need to be completed at MyMathLab
  • A minimum score of 80% is required to move to the next section.
  • All assignments need to be completed in order to take the exam.
  • Homework assignments are listed in the syllabus.
  • Homework makes up 10% of your overall grade.

Students are expected to keep an organized homework journal which should:

  • Contain the steps used when solving homework problems,
  • Be labeled with each section clearly marked,
  • Some problems will not require work and you will not be expected to show steps on these,
  • Be turned in at the end of the quarter,
  • Be either a spiral-bound notebook or a three-ring binder.
  • All tests must be taken in order.
  • Once you have completed the chapter homework with a minimum score of 80%, you will be able to take the test. The post tests on MyMathLab are recommended.
  • You may take tests before and after the deadlines. The deadlines are suggested to stay on track.
  • The only test you will be allowed to take during finals week is the final exam.
  • Calculators are not allowed on exams.
  • If you do not score a 70% on an exam, you must retake.
  • The maximum score you can receive on a retake is 73%.

Credits are earned for the number of tests successfully completed.

  • If you enrolled for five credits, you need to successfully complete all five modules and the final exam. If you do not complete all six tests, you can still receive three credits if you have successfully completed the first three modules. You will need to enroll in the MAC for two credits next quarter to complete the course.
  • If you do not complete all five, you will automatically be assigned three credits if you are passing the first three modules. You do not need to contact us about any changes.
  • If only three credits are completed, you must complete the course the next quarter.

Contact Technical Support for MyLabsPlus at 1.888.883.1299


Contact Math Achievement Center

  360.442.2571

  Bryn Byker, Math Instructor

  bbyker@lowercolumbia.edu

  Terri Skeie, Math Faculty

   360.442.2561
  tskeie@lowercolumbia.edu

  Joel Stetzer, Math Instructor

  jstetzer@lowercolumbia.edu

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