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Math Essentials Lab

Portsmouth Campus


Room: A-109

Phone Number: (757) 822-2709

Struggling in math? Maybe it’s time for you to add a visit to the Portsmouth Campus MTE Lab to your schedule.



The goal of the MTE Lab is to offer students a quiet place to do their computer based math work and to help increase students’ understanding of course material.

  • Sign-in/sign-out of the lab at each visit (Student ID Number required)
  • Computers are for math purposes only; no web surfing
  • Cell phones must be turned off or put on silent and put away; phones and other electronic devices may not be used as calculators
  • Calculator policy – when permitted, model TI 30x IIs is accepted and may be checked out from the lab staff
    • MTE 1 – no calculator permitted
    • MTE 2 and MTE 3 – calculator permitted for Quiz 3 and Final Test, along with metric handout (MTE 2) and geometry handout (MTE 3)
    • MTE 4-9 – calculator permitted
  • Students must have passed Quiz 2 before instructional Day 6 of the session to use the
    lab for the rest of the session
  • For students to receive additional attempts on a quiz they must get 100% on the quiz review
  • Students who are caught cheating will be asked to leave the lab and their instructor will be notified
  • No food or drink allowed in the lab
  • No children or guests allowed in the lab
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum




Date Open Close
Monday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM 1:00 PM


*** Check in one hour before closing to take a quiz, two hours for final test ***

Lab will be closed on the following dates between sessions:

Friday, February 6– Sunday, February 8

Thursday, March 5– Sunday, March 15

Thursday, April 9– Sunday, April 12

Thursday, May 7– Monday, May 25


  • Student must have “signed in” to the lab
  • Proctor must ensure desk is clear of all materials except pencil, provided paper, and calculator.
  • Student must show a picture ID to be signed in for quizzes and tests
  • Student must adhere to lab dos and don’ts (bulleted in Sec. I.  above)

****The schedule is also posted in My Math Lab and outside of the MTE Lab****