First-Year Learning Communities: Mathematics

MAT157 

The Mathematics FLCs are for students excited by mathematical theories and concepts and interested in completing a Mathematics Specialist or Major.  

Eligibility 

  • First-year students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who have been admitted to the Physical and Mathematical Sciences admission category on the St. George campus. 
  • Students living off campus are encouraged to apply to be part of the Mathematics FLCs. 

As a student admitted into Physical and Mathematical Sciences, you will be able to choose from three different Mathematics FLCs depending on whether you take the core Mathematics course MAT157Y1 or MAT137Y1. 

MAT157Y1 is the core analysis course in the Mathematics Specialist Program. It is the most challenging and conceptual of the first-year calculus courses. It is a theoretical course emphasizing proofs, techniques and estimates, and geometric and physical understanding. 

Apply to MAT157 FLC 

  • FLC Applications are currently closed for the 2022-2023 year. You can join a waitlist for the program by completing the following application form.  Please note: You will only be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Join the Waitlist

FLC Course Overview

Students in the Mathematics FLC will meet at a welcome session during the first week of classes and then every other week starting September 19, 2022. 

In addition to your FLC sessions, you can also connect with your FLC peers in your core first-year courses. You will be automatically enrolled into three of the same first-year courses (and accompanying tutorials) as the other students in your FLC. You will have the option to choose additional courses to complete your first-year course schedule. These courses include: 

  • MAT157Y1Y – Analysis 1 
  • MAT240H1F – Algebra 1 
  • MAT247H1-S – Algebra 2 

*Please note that you are responsible for enrolling in your tutorial sections for MAT240 and MAT247 during course enrolment. 

  • MAT157 FLC MAT099Y1-Y LEC0401, Thursdays 4:00–5:30 pm
  • MAT157Y1-Y Lecture 0101: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00–11:00 am 
  • MAT240H1-F Lecture 0101: Tuesdays 11:00 am–1:00 pm, Thursdays 12:00–1:00 pm 
  • MAT157 FLC MAT099Y1-Y LEC0401, Thursdays 4:00–5:30 pm
  • MAT157Y1-Y Lecture 0101: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00–11:00am
  • MAT247H1-S Lecture 0101: Tuesdays 11:00 am–1:00 pm, Thursdays 12:00–1:00 pm 

Your FLC Team

Photo of FLC peer mentor Rishibh

Rishibh, Peer Mentor

Year: Three

Program: Mathematics Specialist and Computer Science Major

College: Innis College

Hometown: Delhi, India

Studies: I love studying math. Despite what most people think, math is a delightfully playful subject. I mean where else would you be asked to prove that a sphere and a donut are different (yes, really! If you are interested, they're different because a donut has a hole while a sphere doesn't).

Why peer mentorship? Transitioning to university is a challenge at every level, academically, and socially, not to mention the additional challenge of moving to a new country for international students. So I hope to be a point of support to help relieve at least some of the stress that new students feel.

Advice to first-year students: Don't be shy about approaching your professors and TAs! They are wonderful people who are keen to help you in any way they can :)


MAT137  

MAT137Y1 is an option for the Mathematics Major and many of the physical and information science programs. Though not as challenging as MAT157Y1 on a conceptual level, it is a stimulating calculus course designed to provide a strong background in analysis with a view towards applications. 

Apply to MAT137 FLC 

  • Application deadline: Monday, July 11 at 9 am ET 
  • All successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance into the FLC program and receive further details by July 15, 2022

Apply here

FLC Course Overview 

Students in the Mathematics FLC will meet at a welcome session during the first week of classes and then every other week starting September 19, 2022.  

In addition to your FLC sessions, you can also connect with your FLC peers in your core first-year courses. You will be automatically enrolled into three of the same first-year courses (and accompanying tutorials) as the other students in your FLC. You will have the option to choose additional courses to complete your first-year course schedule. These courses include: 

  • MAT137Y1-Y – Analysis 1 
  • MAT223H1-F – Linear Algebra 1 
  • MAT224H1-S – Linear Algebra 2 
  • MAT137 FLC MAT099Y1-Y LEC0201, Tuesdays 4:00–5:30 pm
  • MAT137Y1-Y Lecture 0301: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00–11:00 am 
  • MAT223H1-F Lecture 0201: Tuesdays 11 am–1:00 pm, Thursdays 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Please note that you are responsible for enrolling in your tutorial sections for MAT137, MAT223 and MAT224 during course enrolment. 

  • MAT137 FLC MAT099Y1-Y Lecture 0201, Tuesdays 4:00–5:30 pm
  • MAT137Y1-Y Lecture 0301: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00–11:00 a.m. 
  • MAT224H1-S Lecture 0401: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00–2:00 pm

Please note that you are responsible for enrolling in your tutorial sections for MAT137, MAT223 and MAT224 during course enrolment. 

Your FLC Team

Mathematics FLC assistant peer mentor Amanda seated indoors

Amanda, Assistant Peer Mentor 

Year: Two

Program: Mathematics and Statistics

College: St. Michael's College

Hometown: Hong Kong

Studies: I am a second year student, double majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. I will be participating in the Research Opportunity Program this year and working as a student common assistant as well.

Why peer mentorship? I am interested in being a peer mentor because I want to share my experiences with others. I understand that it may be hard to adopt to a new environment at first and I am more than happy to share how I coped with the difficulties when I was a first year.

Advice to first-year students: Join a couple of study groups to explore different opportunities and widen your social circle!