Mathematics Preparation Program
Do you need help preparing for college mathematics courses?
As an incoming freshman, you are eligible to register for the Mathematics Preparation Program (MP2) before you officially begin your college career.
MP2 offers two summer courses. The first course is a mathematics course that will prepare students for college-level mathematics courses using research-supported, innovative mathematics teaching techniques and enrichment activities based on national and state standards. The enrichment activities will help incoming DSU students build a solid foundation of fundamental mathematical concepts and procedures necessary for success in college mathematics courses and college courses with a quantitative reasoning emphasis. Participants who successfully (75% or higher on all assessments) complete the MP2 mathematics course will be exempt from taking MTSC 075 Introduction to Algebra, a course that does not carry credits toward graduation.
The second course is an enhanced English Composition I course. Students will build a solid foundation in grammar and professional writing techniques. Participants who successfully complete the English Composition I course will earn three (3) college credits towards graduation.
A summer housing option is also available.
Students attending the MP2 summer course will …
- Develop a more positive disposition regarding one’s capacity, confidence, and inclination to “do mathematics”;
- Develop a stronger understanding of rational numbers and operations involving rational numbers;
- Develop reasoning skills that are necessary for organizing one’s mathematical knowledge and applying that knowledge to novel problems;
- Develop sense-making skills to successfully interpret mathematical definitions and contextualized problem situations;
- Demonstrate the ability to make generalizations to create mathematical rules, formulas, and equations; and
- Justify and debate mathematical arguments.
Why register for the MP2 summer course?
All incoming Delaware State University freshmen must take the Accuplacer examination in mathematics during New Student Orientation. Your performance on this exam determines whether or not you are eligible to take college-level mathematics courses that earn credits toward graduation.
If you are placed in MTSC 075 Introduction to Algebra, then you will be taking a course that does NOT earn credit toward graduation. Depending on your major, this may delay your progress towards earning your college degree.
Participants who successfully (75% or higher on all assessments) complete the MP2 summer course will be exempt from taking MTSC 075 Introduction to Algebra, and can begin earning college credits towards their degree during the first semester.
MP2 Summer Course Information
- 6-week Summer Course on DSU campus
- July 1, 2013 - August 9, 2013
- First priority for incoming DSU freshman
The mathematics course does not earn college credit.
- Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12 noon
The enhanced English Composition I course does earn college credit.
- Monday - Friday, 1 – 3 pm
- Summer housing option available
- Daily roundtrip transportation is NOT available
- Application deadline is June 17, 2013. Space is limited, so apply early.
- Download the registration form here . 
Total Cost of Program:
Option 1 - $300: Mathematics Course Only
Option 2 - $830: Mathematics and English Composition I
Option 3 - $1,800: Mathematics and English Composition, with On-campus Housing and Meal Plan.
Become an MP2 instructor and join a team of educators with a vested interested in improving the quality of mathematics instruction for MP2 designated courses. MP2 instructors …
- Seek to enrich the quality of conceptual and procedural mathematics knowledge of students through sense-making, reasoning, and justification of mathematics.
- Collaborate with fellow instructors to enhance one’s knowledge and pedagogical skills to become more effective mathematics teachers.
- Use research-supported, innovative mathematics teaching techniques and activities based on national and state standards.
- Encourage and support students as they develop a capacity, confidence, and inclination to “do mathematics”.
As an MP2 instructor, you will …
- Participate in professional development (PD) activities specific to the MP2 course you teach;
- Regularly attend meetings to collaborate and share lesson ideas that have a profound impact on student learning;
- Create, modify, revise, reflect on, and improve mathematics lessons/curriculum specific to the MP2 course you teach; and
- Implement the lessons, as designed, during class time and collect data on student learning.
MP2 Instructor Information
- For DSU mathematics instructors only (full or part-time).
- Instructors are needed for summer courses and/or during the academic year.
- Contact the MP2 Program Director for more information and eligibility requirements.
For more information contact: