The Mathematics Interactive Learning Environment (MILE) is a state-of-the-art computer lab that functions as an extension of the classroom environment. In the MILEs, classroom instruction is extended to an environment where the benefits are from hands-on learning and one-on-one assistance. This method of course delivery offers much more than what is typically available in a traditional classroom. Students work, individually, on assignments and have access to immediate assistance from instructors, departmental graduate students, and undergraduate assistants, which helps students clear any questions in time. The goal of the MILE staff is to assist students in learning the course material while, simultaneously, allowing them to maintain their independence as learners.
The UL MILE (located at Urban Life Building 301) supports the teaching and learning of Math 1111/0999 College Algebra and Support for College Algebra and Math 1113A Precalculus. Breakout sessions for face-to-face Math 0999/1111 and Math 1113A classes are scheduled in the UL MILE. During the breakout sessions, students get hands-on practice for the topics covered in lectures, and they are welcome to ask the UL MILE learning assistants for help at any time.
UL MILE Contact Information
- Math 0999/1111 Coordinator: Dr. Valerie Miller
- Math 1113A Coordinator: Ms. Sutandra Sarkar
- UL MILE Coordinator: Dr. Mikhail Stroev
- Coordinator’s Desk: 404-413-5974
- Front Desk: 404-413-5973
The Commons MILE (located at 141 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) supports the teaching and learning of Math 1401 Elementary Statistics. Lectures and breakout sessions for face-to-face Math 1401 sections are combined and conducted in the Commons MILE. The Commons MILE also serves students as the tutoring center for Math 1401. Students are welcome to come to the Commons MILE at any time during its opening hours to get one-on-one assistance from the Commons MILE learning assistants.
Commons MILE Contact Information
- Math 1401 Coordinator: Dr. Rishi Subedi
- Commons MILE Coordinator: Mr. Donald Harden
- Coordinator’s Desk: 404-413-5979
- Front Desk: 404-413-5977
The MILEs are based on the Emporium Model, which has been successfully implemented at universities such as Virginia Tech, Louisiana State University, and University of Alabama. In the emporium model, students use computer-based learning resources, engage in active learning, work toward mastery of concepts, and receive help from their instructor and learning assistants when needed.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Georgia State University
25 Park Place, 14th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083, USA