MHC schedule

The Math Help Centre is available in person every weekday except on Holidays. The following sessions are in person at 107 Allen Building.

  • May 8 to June 22, 2024
    Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • July 3 to  August 17, 2024
    Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you are enrolled in an MHC group and want to request a group meeting with a Teaching Assistant (TA), please email the MHC at MathHelpCentre@umanitoba.ca so that your request will be considered.

This content is available in alternate formats upon request to Clifford.Allotey@umanitoba.ca.

Workshop seminars

MHC Workshop Seminars run throughout each semester. In each workshop, we will tackle problems that aid understanding of the topic, and problems that are commonly found on midterm and final examinations.

Each workshop starts with a (roughly) 20-minute demonstration, with time in the middle for students to attempt the problems and ask questions if or when they get stuck. The problems that caused students the most difficulty are then demonstrated for the last 20 minutes.

These workshops are free, and all first-year students are welcome to attend as much or as little of the workshop as they wish. Comments or suggestions for these workshops are welcome. Please email the MHC at MathHelpCentre@umanitoba.ca and your comments will be considered.

If we are not offering the workshop you are looking for, please feel free to submit a request.

Request a workshop

Workshop seminars schedule

  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Upcoming workshops

Math Bootcamp

August 7 to 26, 2024, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

This Math Bootcamp is a free self-paced online boot camp for students who intend to take first-level math courses to brush up on pre-university materials. This boot camp comes with free optional live tutorial sessions and can facilitate success in your math courses. This Bootcamp itself is self-paced but has live online tutorials from August 7 to 26, 2024.

Register now (via Microsoft Forms)

Math Help Centre Online

The MHC Online services provide registered math students with the platform to interact with helpers (TAs), ask questions and have them answered by the helpers. This greatly extends the services of the MHC beyond the walls of the Math Help Centre. This Math Help Centre Online platforms, Zoom and Piazza, are places you can access the services provided by MHC from the comfort of your home.

MHC online live Zoom sessions

These are live sessions that mimic a Math Help Centre room. In each of these sessions, there will be a TA to help with your problems. You will have to join a session when you have a problem to benefit from this resource. At the session, a TA will assist you through the Zoom video calling feature. You will be able to share content with the TA in other to get help.

Join A live Zoom session

MHC forums live on Piazza

Piazza has an online Q & A (Question and Answer) platform which is incredibly easy, completely free and convenient. Piazza creates tremendous engagement between students, helpers and instructors. You can post your questions and have them answered by a TA.

Post a question on a Piazza forum

Questions?

For further information contact Clifford.Allotey@umanitoba.ca.

Online resources

MHC study groups

MHC study groups are affiliated with the Math Help Centre. Interested students are matched with 4 to 7 other study mates to form a group. These study groups are created for each course, and each study group is supposed to meet for at least two hours each week.

A teaching assistant knowledgeable in that course will be assigned to each study group. The teaching assistant will meet with the study group to assist, advise and clarify problems students face relating to the course for an additional hour each week. If a student already has a study group for a course and their group needs assistance, their group can still register and receive the needed assistance. Students or groups wishing to enrol in this program for a course should sign up through our Microsoft Form.

Sign up for an MHC study group

Workshop solutions

Other online resources

Here are some additional resources you may find useful:

  • ΣMH Factoring Calculator. This factors any expression and shows the step-by-step process.
  • Desmos graphing calculator. This is a very useful website for graphing functions. It's fast and easy to use.
  • Wolfram|Alpha. Wolfram|Alpha can do just about anything you would want it to do. Calculate a derivative, and find the roots of a massive polynomial. It doesn't plot functions as nicely as Desmos, but it's fantastic for just about everything else - and not just mathematics. Ask it whatever question you like and it can usually find you an answer.
  • mathcentre. This website has short teaching worksheets on a variety of topics. For example, this worksheet can be found in the chain rule section of the differentiation tab and has a massive number of practice questions.
  • Khan Academy. Khan Academy has good video content for a lot of different subjects.
  • Codeacademy. If you want to learn to code, try this website. As a side note, if you're going to teach yourself to code try to come up with some kind of mini-project to work on as you learn. It will give your learning more of a purpose and make it more enjoyable.
  • LevelUp. LevelUp is an online course on UMLearn developed by members of the math department as a supplement for anyone wishing to brush up on their pre-calculus math skills. There are tutorial videos, exercises and quizzes to test your understanding of a variety of pre-calculus topics.

Contact us

Clifford Allotey
Lab Coordinator
Clifford.Allotey@umanitoba.ca
204-474-9376

Our Office

Math Help Centre (MHC)
107 Allen Building, 186 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2 Canada