Math & Statistics Boot Camp

The objective of Boot Camp is to improve your math skills while you get to know your peers.

Boot Camp is tailored exclusively for incoming MPP students wishing to prepare for the advanced economic and mathematical requirements of that degree, as well as for those MPA students committed to pursuing a policy analysis concentration (i.e., taking PUAD 601 and/or 670 in their first semester at AU).

Math & Statistics Boot Camp is held in August, the weekend before Fall Orientation for one full day (Friday). Email invitations have been sent to all new eligible MPA and MPP students for this year’s Boot Camp, to be held on Friday, August 14th, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 5:30PM via Zoom. If you have not yet replied to notify Alex Engelsman (aengelsman@american.edu) of your intent to participate, please do so immediately.

Contact Jocelyn Johnston, johnston@american.edu, with questions.

Please refer to the 2019 Syllabus for anticipated course content.

BASIC MATHEMATICS REVIEW

  • Greek notation
  • Operators
  • Order of operations
  • Basics of probability
  • Logs
  • Exponents
  • Properties of expected values
  • Equation of a line
  • Tangencies

ALGEBRA

  • Manipulating mathematical equations
  • Solving equation(s) with one or two unknowns, including equations with logs & exponents