# Math Xcelerator Program Overview

Math Xcelerator is a four-week summer bridge program designed to help students review the math skills and concepts needed to be successful during their first year at UofL. Program participants will explore pre-algebra and algebra content at their own pace with the assistance of interactive courseware, a student study guide, a facilitator, and knowledgeable math tutors. Lessons will be taught using guided instruction and mastery learning with minimal lecturing. Successful completion of the program will reduce the amount of intervention coursework required in mathematics.

#### Is this program for you?

First-time UofL students are strongly encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER placement test to determine their math course placement for the fall semester. The ACCUPLACER should be taken before summer orientation. Information regarding this test is provided in pre-orientation materials and on the UofL Testing Center website, http://louisville.edu/testing. Students with standardized test scores in the following ranges are strongly encouraged to participate in the Math Xcelerator summer program:

For 2019 summer program:

- ACT Math sub-score between 0 – 18
- SAT Math sub-score between 0 – 490
- ACCUPLACER Arithmetic (ARTH) score between 200 – 262

**IMPORTANT NOTE: **Students in the Math Xcelerator program must stay on schedule and complete all homework assignments and tests at an 80% mastery level. If a student procrastinates on assignments and is not self-motivated, that student may not be successful in this summer review program.

#### What are the advantages of participating in Math Xcelerator?

This summer program...

- Is FREE to all eligible students. (This includes all program materials and software!)
- Uses the same teaching approach as REACH’s math intervention courses (GEN 103/104).
- Helps students develop their ability and confidence in the areas of pre-algebra and algebra.
- Gives students an opportunity to place into higher-level mathematics courses.
- Can save students time and money on intervention coursework in mathematics!