The Math Lab is a room set aside at a school for students to study, do homework and get help with math.
The frog telling us "don't ever give up," the motivational cartoons, the giant anti-whining sign, the bulletin board filled with played out math-related email forwards. Worn brown carpet and coffee machine.
At Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus
, the Math Lab is located in Building P-2
and is open M-R 7am-8pm and Fridays until 3pm. For the truly dedicated (or pathetic) it is also open on Saturday
s from 1pm-4pm. The Math Lab also offers help in CIS
in addition to just about any level of math
. 7 computers are available for student
use (and I happen to be using one right now). The Lab is run by Lois Bennett
, a charming old lady
who will always
be able to kick my ass
at math of any kind. Tutor
s are always available, and they come in many different shapes and sizes. The student population of the Lab also comes in a wide variety (it's a community college
), but there are about 10-20 regulars
who are here just about all the time in various combinations.
The Math Lab became my second home while I was taking College Algebra during my senior year of high school. Unlike most of my fellow noders, math is a constant struggle for me, and requires insane effort (which was hard to summon during the last semester of my senior year). I owe the ever patient people at the Math Lab a great deal for getting me through that course (which allowed me to attend NAU the next fall).