Student Services

Math tutoring

Tutoring service for MTH 101, MTH 103, and MTH 135 will be available in Cheek Hall Room 207 during the following hours on days when classes are held:
Monday 5 – 8p.m.
Tuesday 5 – 8p.m.
Wednesday 5 – 8p.m.
Thursday 5 – 8p.m.

Math tutoring is also available on a drop-in basis at the Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing) in Meyer Library.

Videotapes for algebra, pre-calculus, and trigonometry classes

Copies of videotape series accompanying

  • MTH 101, 103 (Intermediate Algebra)
  • MTH 135 (College Algebra)
  • MTH 138 (Pre-Calculus)
  • MTH 181 (Trigonometry)

Textbooks are available in Meyer Library, Room 160. They can be checked out for up to three days.

Sample final exam reviews

Each final exam review is a collection of sample questions used by instructors of the respective course at Missouri State University.  It contains a sampling of problems representing the material covered throughout the semester and may not contain every type of question on the final exam.  Any material listed on the lecture schedule and/or the assignment sheet may be on the final exam.   Please also be aware that a few questions on the final exam, while requiring knowledge and understanding of the content covered in the course, may be presented in a form different than the problems in the text.

ALEKS Algebra for MTH 101/103

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a dynamic online learning system for mathematics education. ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics he or she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage, and ALEKS avoids multiple choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course he or she is taking. The purpose of ALEKS is to make students’ learning more efficient by means of focused, individualized instruction.

If you are interested in taking a closer look at how ALEKS may work for you, we suggest you take the ALEKS tour.

Let’s start from the student’s Side:

  1. Begin on www.aleks.com/plugin
  2. Click on FREE TRIAL in the ALEKS for HIGHER EDUCATION Box. Your ALEKS trial will allow you to explore the ALEKS Student Module for three hours anytime during a 48 hours period.
  3. Click on Try ALEKS Now under Experience ALEKS as a Student.
  4. Select an ALEKS Free Trial: INDEPENDENT USERS. >> Begin trial as an independent user.
  5. Explore Student Module. >> Try ALEKS Now.
  6. Accept the ALEKS usage agreement.
  7. Fill in the next page with you personal Information.
  8. When asked for occupation, list student.
  9. When asked to Choose Your Market, choose Higher Education/Math.
  10. When asked to Select a Course, select Intermediate Algebra.
  11. Complete the tutorial and assessment. Then go through different slices of the pie and practice.

Course Material

  • Book: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Miller/O'Neill/Hyde (available online)
  • ALEKS User Guide -- Purchase from the MSU Bookstore
  • Web address, student access code and course code will be given during the first day of class.

If you have questions, please contact Sylvia Carr.