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Academic Learning Center - Math L-Series

What Happened to the Hartnell Math Lab?

Starting with the Spring 2010 semester, the Hartnell College Math Lab as we've known it over the last several years no longer exists.

The "L series" math classes that were offered before in the Math Lab (Math 200L, 201L1 through 201L3, 121L1 through 121L4, 123L1 through 123L4, and 151L1 through 151L3) are still available. Those classes are now being offered in a different format, and they are no longer self-paced.

Math 205 and 206 (the individualized study courses that support the lecture courses in math) are not being offered at all.

Keep reading for more information on what's going on with those courses.

The Courses That Are Being Offered

      Arithmetic of Whole Numbers: Math 200L

      Pre-Algebra, Levels 1, 2, and 3: Math 201L1, 201L2, and 201L3

      Elementary Algebra, Levels 1 through 4: Math 121L1, 121L2, 121L3, and 121L4

      Intermediate Algebra, Levels 1 through 4: Math 123L1, 123L2, 123L3, and 123L4

      Technical Math, Levels 1, 2, and 3: Math 151L1, 151L2, and 151L3

You can find these courses online in PAWS and register for them online, by phone, or in person at the Admissions and Records office.

Things That Are Staying The Same About These Courses

      Each course will cover the same math topics as they did when they were offered in the Math Lab.

      Students will still work individually in a lab-like setting, rather than attending a regular lecture class.

Things That Are Different About These Courses

      These are short courses, meeting 4 hours a week for 8 weeks.

      These courses are not self-paced. That means you have to attend at a set time, you have to be in the class from the start of the 8-week session, and you have to finish by the end of the 8 weeks. The pace is slower than in a regular lecture class, but you still have to keep up!

      In addition to the 4 hours a week in class, you have to do several hours a week of online computer work. This is really to your advantage, because otherwise you would have to spend 6 to 9 hours a week in class!

      Math 205 and 206 will not be available. Help is still available in the Tutorial Center, and we're looking for other ways to support students in lecture classes who need help outside of class.


Please check the class schedule for hours.

Updated 5/16/2011(FH)