Welcome to Math 095 offered through College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Math Solutions Center (MSC) locations. The MSC allows students to complete college-prep mathematics curricula in an instructionally-supported, individualized, learning-lab structured to help students meet the prerequisites to enroll in transfer-level mathematics courses more quickly in their CWI careers.

CWI Student ID Card is required to participate in Math 095/MSC.

Fall Semester Schedule

Math Diagnostic available at either either Assessment Center (NMPT and ALYN).

Math Solutions Center Locations
Boise Nampa

Ada County Campus Pintail Center
Room 1307
1360 S. Eagle Flight Way
Boise, ID 83709

Nampa Campus Academic Building
Room 116
5500 E. Opportunity Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687

 

Fall Hours of Operation
Boise Nampa

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:  8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

About Math 095 and the Math Solutions Center

CWI offers MATH 095 to help students prepare for a college credit math course, a 100-level course.  Students may be required to complete College Prep Math based on COMPASS, ACT, SAT, or Math Diagnostic placement scores.  If a student has a COMPASS, ACT, or SAT score, they also need to take the Math Diagnostic at a CWI Assessment Center to determine the Unit of content in Math 095 where they begin.  The Math Diagnostic gives students the opportunity to test-out of units of Math 095 content.

Course Information
  • MATH 095 is split into 12 units.
    • Units 1-4 are required to move into MATH 123
    • Units 1-6 are required to move into MATH 153
    • Units 7-12 are required, in addition to 1-6, to move into any other college credit math course.
  • Credit completion is pass/no pass.
  • Coursework is completed using the eText in MyMathLab and online homework, quizzes, and tests with required levels of mastery.
  • Students may also work on studying, homework, and quizzes online, outside of their lab time. Tests to show unit mastery will be taken at a MSC location.
Math Diagnostic Sequence
  • Students will take the Math Diagnostic prior to the first week of the semester. Students may do this at an Assessment Center. The results of the Diagnostic will determine the Unit in the MATH 095 content in which each student will begin.
  • Spending time studying the Diagnostic Reviews before taking the Math Diagnostic can help students better prepare and save time and money by allowing them to “test out” of already-mastered content.”
  • Students will not be expected to complete homework, quizzes, or tests for any Unit in which they have demonstrated mastery.
  • This may reduce the number of credits required to meet the prerequisites for enrollment in transfer-level mathematics courses.
  • Math Diagnostic results are good for three (3) consecutive terms, including summer term.
  • For students previously enrolled in Math 095 (who do not withdraw), mastered units will remain in a student's record for enrollment in a subsequent semester of Math 095 within two (2) terms, including summer term.  For example, mastered units from a spring term would be carried forward into the next summer or fall term only.
Schedule and Instruction

Students register for 150 minutes (two days, 75 minutes each) every week in a MSC location in fall or spring. In summer students register for 300 minutes every week.

  • Students must attend the first two weeks at their scheduled times during fall and spring semesters.  During summer, they must attend the first week at their scheduled times.  After that students may come in at their scheduled times or at any other times the MSC is open.
  • Math faculty, both fulltime and adjunct, work in both locations during all hours of operation.
  • Multiple instructors are available for help during all hours of operation.
  • Students are welcome to drop-in at either MSC location for extra time on a computer or for more help from instructors with their math studies.

Getting Started

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Are you new to MATH 095 or has it been more than 2 semesters since you were in MATH 095?

You are required to take the Math Diagnostic prior to the first week of the new semester. The Math Diagnostic will determine your starting Unit in the MATH 095 content. The Math Diagnostic may be taken at an Assessment Center.

Are you currently enrolled in MATH 095 or has it been less than 2 semesters?

You may take the Math Diagnostic prior to the first week of the new semester. This would allow you to skip Units if you show mastery of Units you have not yet completed in the course. The Math Diagnostic may be taken at an Assessment Center.

Reviews for the Math Diagnostic Sequence

Units 0, 1, & 2 Review
Units 3 & 4 Review
Units 5 & 6 Review
Units 7 & 8 Review
Units 9 & 10 Review
Units 11 & 12 Review
MATH 143 College Algebra Review
MATH 144 Trigonometry Review

 

Additional Resources

Below are helpful websites that may be used to find additional practice problems to prepare for the Math Diagnostic.

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