Math Department Workshops

Information about Workshops

The Math Department at San Jose State University now offers a series of workshops designed to help student succeed and excel in their lower division math courses. Students who participate in workshops tend to earn an average grade 0.5 to 1.0 point higher than those who do not participate in the workshops.

In the workshops, students work together in small groups on challenging problems to help them understand Precalculus and Calculus concepts more deeply and lay the groundwork for success in Calculus and in other future math courses. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshops, and students in Precalculus and Calculus workshops are encouraged to form student study groups and continue working on their Precalculus homework together outside of class.

Required Workshops for Math 19, 30, 30P, 31 and 71

Students in Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 and Math 71 are required to sign up for the corresponding workshop (Math 19W, Math 30W, Math 31W, Math 71W) at the same time that they sign up for their lecture course, Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 or Math 71. The lecture course and the workshop must both be in the shopping cart at the same time when before checking out.

Having Trouble Enrolling?

If you have trouble registering for any of these courses, please try the following solutions. If you are still not able to enroll, contact the Math Office, MH 308, 1-408-924-5100 immediately.

  1. Do you meet the prerequisites?
  2. Are both the lecture and the workshop Non-Reserved sections?
  3. Are both the lecture and the workshop in your cart at the same time before you check out?
  4. Is there a time conflict? Lectures and workshops will need to have separate meeting patterns; they cannot overlap.
  5. Is the 1 unit workshop putting you over your unit cap?

*Every one of these errors can give you the error: "Unable to add this class - requisites have not been met." It doesn't necessarily mean that you don't meet the prerequisites. If you have looked at ALL of the above solutions and still are unable to enroll, contact the Math Department immediately*

Opting Out of a Required Workshop

While we strongly encourage all students to take the workshops for Math 19, Math 30, Math 30P, Math 31 and Math 71, students can opt out of a required workshop by filling out the online form. Before opting out of the workshop, we ask students to attend at least one workshop and supply us with a reason why you are unable to take the workshop. It is especially important for all students with less than a B in a prerequisite course to take the workshop since they are at a much higher risk of not passing the course. See the Opt-Out Information page to find out more.

Changing Workshops

Changing a workshop after the First Day of Instruction can be done by obtaining a Permission Number for the new workshop then approach the Registrar's Office with the Permission Number and other appropriate information. They will help you switch the workshops while allowing you to stay enrolled in the same lecture.

Voluntary Workshops

Voluntary workshops are offered for Math 8, Math 32 and Math 42. While students are again strongly encouraged to take these workshops (Math 8W, Math 32W, Math 42W), they are not required to sign up for the workshop when they register for the course.

The Math Department at San Jose State University now offers a series of workshops designed to help student succeed and excel in their lower division math courses. Students who participate in workshops tend to earn an average grade 0.5 to 1.0 point higher than those who do not participate in the workshops.