ALEKS Mathematics Bridge is an independent study opportunity for those students who want to advance their placement level. ALEKS is a completely online, artificially intelligent, assessment and learning system adopted by UNE to assist students in mastering the material they will need for success in college level mathematics and science courses. ALEKS is adaptive to each individual and quickly determines what a student knows and doesn’t know within the context of the selected modules. ALEKS offers an individualized learning plan, practice, help and immediate feedback from virtually any computer with Internet access.
Students with UL2 or UL3 (SAS021 or SAS022) mathematics placement may complete this coursework prior to the start of classes in their first semester at UNE. SAS 021 and SAS 022 are required prerequisite courses for many college level math and science courses. Eligible students are invited to participate based on their mathematics placement. Students with UL4 placement whose major requires UL5 calculus may also elect to complete the ALEKS bridge for precalculus.
Why should students participate?
Students who complete at least 90% of the required ALEKS modules are eligible to advance their mathematics placement level and enroll in their next required math and/or science courses saving time and money.
What if a student opts out of Bridge?
If you elect not to participate in Bridge or if you do not complete 90% the required modules, you will be enrolled in a traditional classroom section of the required math course for your placement level in the fall semester and advance to your next level of math upon successful completion of that course.
How does a student enroll in Bridge?
Eligible students will receive an invitation with instructions and a course code — please email Lori Wall if these materials are lost or forgotten or if you don't receive an invitation and would like to participate. Students should expect to spend 20 to 40 hours on ALEKS but this number will vary widely depending on their current mathematical knowledge.
How much does ALEKS cost?
A six-week access code costs less than $50. There are no university fees associated with this program.