Math Bridging Program

The bridging program will offer some preperatory instruction to students whose grade 12 mathematics was disrupted by the 2020 pandemic.

Math Bridging Program: General Information

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is offering graduating NL high school students who plan to attend Memorial in the fall semester a bridging program to ensure that students will be ready to begin their fall studies in mathematics at the level expected prior to the COVID-19 disruption to classes.

Bridge to Algebra and Trigonometry

[NOTICE] All registrants for this program should have received an email on July 9th, and should find a course shell in Brightspace starting July 13 or 14th.  Please read the welcome message in the course shell for instructions on how to begin.

Students who intend to take Math 1090 in the Fall semester are offered a no-cost four week intensive non-credit program which will give students an opportunity to improve mathematics proficiencies necessary for success in that course. The program will run from July 13, 2020 to August 14, 2020.   This program is open to new students who have done the equivalent of a grade 12 academic math course.

The program will begin with a diagnostic test, used to determine each student’s weaknesses. The results of this test will be used to stream students to certain core topics. This will be followed by a four week collection of modules based on these core topics from our pre-calculus course, Math 1090. Modules will be scheduled, with required dates for completion.

Bridge to Calculus I for Advanced Math Students

Students who finished grade 12 in Mathematics 3200* or an equivalent advanced math course, with the intention of taking Math 1000 in the Fall semester at Memorial will be permitted to register for a special online offering of Math 1090 to take place over 10 weeks, beginning June 4, 2020.

While Math 1090 may not be a required course for a desired program, it will count as an elective 3.0 credit hour course towards the 120 credit hours required for a degree at Memorial. This offering of Math 1090 will be online, with a non-numeric PAS/FAL grading system. As this is a credit course, standard tuition rates apply. This course should ensure that students are ready for Math 1000 in the fall semester.

Students who choose not to avail of the for-credit option may instead participate in the free, non-credit Bridging program described above.

*New Canadian students not from NL who have completed an equivalent course may participate if high school transcripts have been received and judged to include an equivalent course as assessed by the Office of the Registrar.

International students who believe they meet the entry requirements may contact mathbridging@mun.ca to request permission to register for the course.

Relevant dates for this 10-week course:

25-May:   Courses posted to Self Service for viewing
26-May:   Registration: provisional and final accept grade 12 students applied for Fall 2020
04-June:   Classes begin
14-June:   Last day to add/drop with 100% refund
16-July:   Last day to drop without academic prejudice
12-August:   Classes end
15-August:   Final assessment

Bridge to Calculus II for Mathematics 3208* Students

Students who took Math 3208 in the 2019-20 school year with the intention of taking Math 1001 in the Fall semester at Memorial will be permitted to register for a special online offering of Math 1000 to take place over 10 weeks, beginning June 4, 2020. The course will be graded as PAS/FAL and count as 3.0 credit hours towards a student’s degree. As this is a credit course, standard tuition rates apply.

Again, students who choose not to avail of the for-credit option may instead participate in the free, non-credit Bridging program described above.

*This option is restricted to Math 3208 students, and other new students who have completed a course in differential calculus in high school. New international students who have taken a course in differential calculus should contact mathbridging@mun.ca for permission to register.

Relevant dates for this 10-week course:

25-May: Courses posted to Self Service for viewing
26-May: Registration: provisional and final accept grade 12 students applied for Fall 2020
04-June: Classes begin
14-June: Last day to add/drop with 100% refund
16-July: Last day to drop without academic prejudice
12-August: Classes end
15-August: Final assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I did Math 3201 in high school.  Why can't I register for Math 1090 in the 10-week semester?

    The 10-week offering of Math 1090 is part of the Bridging Program, designed to ensure that students are on track to register for their expected courses in the Fall semester.  Math 1090-091 is restricted to new students who did Math 3200 (or equivalent) in high school.  It is a condensed, faster paced version of Math 1090, more challenging than the standard Math 1090 course, and academic math students will not be admitted.  Math 3201 students are advised to consider the non-credit 4-week program to improve proficiencies to allow for success in Math 1090 in the fall semester.  Math 3201 students will be permitted to register for the standard offering of Math 1090 in the Fall term.

  2. I did Math 3200 in high school. Why can't I register for Math 1000 in the 10-week semester?

    The 10-week offering of Math 1000 is part of the Bridging Program, designed to ensure that students are on track to register for their expected courses in the Fall semester. Math 1000-091 and 1000-092 are restricted to new students who did Math 3208 (or equivalent) in high school. It is a condensed, faster paced version of Math 1000, more challenging than the standard Math 1000 course, and students who haven't studied calculus in high school will  not be admitted. Math 3200 students are advised to consider registering for Math 1090 in the 10-week semester. Math 3200 students will be permitted to register for the standard offering of Math 1000 in the Fall term.


  3. How do I register for the non-credit Bridge to 1090?

    Complete the form linked above.

  4. Does the non-credit program count against my course limit for the Kickstart program?

    No, the non-credit Bridge to 1090 will not count towards your registration limit.  You may also take one of the other non-Math credit courses. 

  5. When is the last day to register?

    Relevant dates for the 10-week courses in the Kickstart program:

    25-May: Courses posted to Self Service for viewing
    26-May: Registration: provisional and final accept grade 12 students applied for Fall 2020
    04-June: Classes begin
    14-June: Last day to add/drop with 100% refund
    16-July: Last day to drop without academic prejudice
    12-August: Classes end
    15-August: Final assessment

Contact

Mathematics and Statistics

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000