The Developmental Mathematics department at UTEP is housed under the Office for Undergraduate Studies; the department prepares students for college-level work in math. The program consists of three courses. The department has 10 faculty positions and offers two courses, Introductory Algebra (Math 0310) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 0311). These courses are taught using ALEKS, a web based application. The Developmental Math department is very proactive in searching for better ways to make our students successful, not only in our classes, but in their first college-level math course.
In addition, the Developmental Mathematics department teaches a lab (Math 0120) in conjunction with the UTEP Mathematics Department. In 2006, the ACCUPLACER cut-off scores were changed to allow students that placed in the top portion of Intermediate Algebra to take their college-level math (Math 1320) with the help of this lab. In 2009 the cut-off scores for Math 0120 were readjusted.
The Developmental Mathematics department has 3 labs that are available for students. The labs are located in the Education Building; rooms 211, 215C and 316. They are designed to provide developmental math students with course instruction, tutoring, and access to computers to complete their course work. Computers are available and fully equipped with internet access and the latest software needed to work on course assignments. In addition, the lab in Educ 316 has a network printer available for those students who may need to print.
The Developmental Mathematics Department is dedicated to preparing and supporting underprepared students for academic success in college level math through the use of creative course design, technology, and interventions, based on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.
The Developmental Mathematics Program strives to become a place where students are prepared to successfully complete their college level math courses.