Javelina Algebra Lab
The Javelina Algebra Lab – JavALab—is the Department of Mathematics computer classroom for
MATH 1314 – College Algebra, and MATH 0302 – Developmental Algebra. It is located in Rhode Hall room 308.
Hours of operation
|Fall and Spring Semesters||Summer Semesters|
|Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm||Monday, Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm||Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm|
|Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm|
How JavALab Courses Work
JavALab courses take advantage of an advanced technology adapted to learning mathematics
called ALEKS: Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces. Students take an initial assessment
the first day of class that determines the mathematical objectives they have already mastered,
and sets up the objectives they will learn during the course to fill a “pie.” There are also quizzes and
tests throughout the semester to assess mastery learning.
Students meet as a class with an instructor twice a week for 50 minutes during the Fall and Spring
semesters; 90 minutes during the Summer Sessions. During class, instructors review the objective
topics with which students are having the most difficulty or introduce topics they are ready to learn.
Students are required to spend at least three hours per week in the JavALab working in the
program where individual tutoring is available.
A key advantage of the ALEKS program is that all assignments are available from the beginning of
the semester and students may work ahead to complete the course requirements before the semester
More specific course information may be found in the course syllabi:
MATH 0302 Syllabus (pdf)
MATH 1314 Syllabus (pdf)
For more information contact:
Mark Cortez, JavALab Supervisor
Rhode Hall 308
This page was last updated on: September 21, 2015