Math Centre

“One should study mathematics simply because it helps to arrange one’s ideas.”

— M.W. Lomonossow

Since 1992 and in collaboration with the UBC Math Department, the Math Centre has been offering non-credit classes to students who wish to prepare for university-level math and calculus courses. While these courses are intended primarily for UBC students who need to refresh their basic math skills, non-UBC students who are in Grade 12 or who are over 18 years of age are also welcome.

Courses take place on the UBC Vancouver campus in Point Grey.

“The mission of the Math Centre is to help students who may be intimidated by pre-calculus and calculus to gain confidence in their math skills and enable them to use those skills for academic and professional growth and success.”

— Ramona Montagnes, Director

Programs, courses and services include:

  • Math 001 and Math 002 – pre-calculus courses designed to meet the challenge of first-year mathematics.
  • Math 003 and Math 004 – calculus courses for those who have passed Principles of Math 12 or Math 002 with a C+ or B. Check Math Study Topic to see which courses are currently offered.

Professional Staff

Ramona Montagnes Director


Our instructors have many years of experience teaching university-level mathematics courses and are familiar with the anxieties, frustrations and expectations of their students. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, they create a learning atmosphere that is positive and constructive.