School of Mathematical Sciences

Maths Learning Centre

The location of MLC in Library on Glasnevin campus

Welcome to the DCU Maths Learning Centre website.

The Maths Learning Centre's role is to provide free extra informal support in a welcoming environment to all undergraduate DCU students taking a mathematics module as part of their degree programme.

The Centre is located on the ground floor of the Library on the Glasnevin campus. Here you can receive extra one-to-one maths tuition during our drop-in service hours (see timetable below). You can attend during these hours to use the Centre as a maths study space - where you can work at your own pace with a tutor on-hand if you have any questions. Outside of these hours, the Centre is open as a group study space for mathematics during library opening hours.

Why maths counts: Ten ways to make maths add up in college - an article in Irish Independent published on 22nd August 2016.

Below, you will find our drop-in service timetable, some starter-pack maths worksheets and extra online resources.

Drop-in Service Hours During Semesters

Timetable for weeks 1 - 2
Monday11.00 - 15.00
Tuesday11.00 - 15.00
Wednesday11.00 - 15.00
Thursday11.00 - 15.00
Timetable for weeks 3 - 12
Monday11.00 - 17.00
Tuesday11.00 - 19.00
Wednesday11.00 - 17.00
Thursday11.00 - 19.00
Friday11.00 - 13.00

Please note

  • The Centre is open weeks 1 - 12 of each semester, with reduced hours weeks 1-2. There is no need to make an appointment, just drop in!
  • Bring in your lecture notes, tutorial sheets, text books and anything else you can which will help us understand what you are being taught;
  • If you are stuck on a particular question, bring in any attempts to the Centre;
  • If you are having difficulties in general with maths, you should attend the Centre regularly and as early in the academic year as possible;
  • If you come to the Centre with a mathematical question arising from either project work or a non-mathematics module, the Centre will endeavour to provide assistance.

mathtutor website

The Centre recommends using the mathtutor website (click here) for online maths help. This site has a set of interactive learning resources to help bridge the gap between secondary school and university maths content. The website can be used to revise previously learned maths topics or to strengthen your knowledge on new topics.

As mentioned above, you may take in your laptop, tablet, smartphone etc. to view and use this website in the Centre in case our tablets are in use during your visit.

useful links

  • Ask Dr.Math. A question and answer service for students studying maths.
  • Mathworld. A comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia.
  • MathTools. Topics such as calculus, algebra and trigonometry explained through various interactive tools.
  • MathCentre U. K. site which offers many resources, including reference leaflets, teach-yourself booklets, revision booklets, on-line exercises and video tutorials.