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The Student Success Commons at York County Community College: Mathematics

Welcome to the Math Section

Welcome to the SSC's math section

Welcome to the SSC's Mathematics Section

Here you can find dozens of resources to help you get through your math class.

If you're anxious about your math class just remember that the SSC is here to help, and you're not alone! Check out the video below about Math Anxiety for some practical information or connect with a math tutor today.

 


Fall 2022 Math Tutoring is available on campus and remotely, via email or Zoom.

 

Have a question about math tutoring? Stuck on a math problem or concept? Pop into the SSC during any of the drop-in hours (listed on our home page); all students are welcome to drop in on campus, no appointment necessary! Not on campus? You can connect with us remotely by emailing us. Feel free to send over your questions, images of the problem(s) you're stuck on, and/or request a Zoom appointment, and a math tutor will respond as soon as possible. The YCCC math tutors keep an eye on email requests Monday-Saturday (with the possible exception of holidays). We'll get back to you as soon as possible, but please allow up to 24 hours for a response during these days. Remote Zoom appointments are available on a first come first served basis so if you need math help, don't wait! We want to ensure you get the support you need, so be sure to reach out right away!

 

Math Resources


Order of Operations: GEMDAS When evaluating mathematical expressions, be sure to follow the order of operations:

1) G: Groupings. These include parentheses, brackets, and braces.
2) E: Exponents. This includes roots and radicals.
3) M and D: Multiplication or Division. These both have the same "weight" so when you get to this step do whichever operation comes first when working from left to right.
4) A and S: Addition or Subtraction. These both have the same "weight" so when you get to this step do whichever operation comes first when working from left to right.

According to an experiment run by Dr. Peter Price of the Classroom Professor website, about 75% of students get the wrong answer by not using the order of operations. In his experiment Dr. Price posted the following brainteaser:

7 - 1 × 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = ?

Out of the 6,000 respondents, only 26% arrived at the right answer. Try out this problem for yourself and see what you get.
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Did you get 8? If so, congrats, you're using the order of operations! If you got a different answer check out Order of Operations 101, an article from the Calculator Site linked below for a complete explanation about GEMDAS (also known as PEMDAS).

 Order of Operations 101

 You can also visit Khan Academy if you'd like more review and practice with the order of operations. 


Math Anxiety

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