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LBW Community College in Andalusia is again offering a free, three-day math camp designed to help students boost their math skills.

“When we held this camp in the spring, many students were able to jump ahead to the next math level,” said Mary Ann Hudson, LBWCC mathematics and science division chair.

Those students were already enrolled in Math 090, 098, or 100 developmental math courses, she said. They were required to attend all three nights of the camp, and saved both time and money by improving their skills enough to pass the final exam and move ahead to the next level.

“In addition to helping students already tested into one of these developmental courses, we offer the program for anyone who needs a math review to better prepare for the Compass placement test,” she said.

Compass is a computerized college placement test that evaluates a student's skills in basic areas, such as reading, writing and mathematics.

“We have found that really good high school math students may have forgotten the basics they learned early, so this review will be a three-day refresher course to help improve their Compass math scores,” she said.

“Prospective college students can better prepare and hopefully score higher on the Compass placement test, allowing parents to save the cost of tuition of developmental courses they might otherwise test into,” said Hudson.

The faster students move through developmental courses, the sooner they can take advance courses such as chemistry, physics, and calculus, she said.

“Current students in the basic courses will have the opportunity to take a final exam on Aug. 15, and if they pass, will be allowed to move on to the next course and save the tuition cost of their current course.”

The math camp is set for Aug. 13-15, 5-9 p.m., in A119 of the Administration Building. Seats are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, she said.

“All you need to bring is paper and pencil.”

To reserve a seat, email Hudson at, or call 334-493-5320. 

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