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Free Math Course Offered for Adults

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1/5/2012 —

Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with the Central Intermediate Unit #10 (CIU #10), will offer Part II of a free course in mathematics for adults who want to brush up on their basic skills.  Part II begins January 9, but there is still time to sign up by the second class, which will be held January 16.  Students do not have to have taken Part I of the course to enroll in Part II. Part I reviewed basic math operations, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and signed numbers, the metric system, problem solving with formulas, and graphing. Part II reviews signed numbers, the evaluation of algebraic expressions, polynomials, equations and inequalities, factoring, graphing, and word problems.


Class is held Mondays, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., from January 9, through April 27, in Room 204 DEF Building, at Penn State DuBois.   


This refresher course is intended for any adult who wants to improve math skills to help further their education, or simply to advance their abilities for use in everyday life. For those who have considered enrolling, or reenrolling in college, the course will prepare them for math classes required in most degree programs.


"This is a great opportunity for people who want to update their math skills," said Adult Student and Veteran Services Coordinator Sueann Doran.   "What they learn here can really give them an edge if they choose to enroll in college; or they can simply come away from this with a better knowledge of math that they can apply to their day-to-day lives." Doran explained that there is no obligation to enroll in additional courses for those who take advantage of this free opportunity.


Students in the course will receive an assessment of their math skills at the beginning, and another assessment at the end to determine how much they learned.


The math improvement course is sponsored by CIU #10, one of 29 regional education delivery organizations in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania's Intermediate Units are funded by the Department of Education and local school districts. They can provide special education services, student counseling services, staff continuing education opportunities, and program planning assistance to the public and non-public schools.


Space is limited for the math improvement class.  To register, or for more information, call the Clearfield Development Center for Adults at 814-765-1131, or the Penn State DuBois Office of Adult and Veteran's Services at 814-375-4716. 


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