### The Math Question Center

The Math Question Center (MQC) is a community where students in Math M, 1a, 1b, 21a, and 21b come together to work on their problem sets (or PSETs). The center is staffed by undergraduate course assistants (CAs) who are there to help you productively approach your PSETS. The goal of the MQC is for you to not only complete your homework correctly, but also synthesize the main ideas from the PSETS so you can apply them more broadly.The MQC is open Sundays - Thursdays (excluding holidays) from 7:30pm to 11pm, and is staffed by CAs from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. As a general rule, if no class takes place the following day, then the MQC is closed. Please refer to the schedule below for the exact location of the MQC for each course this semester:

- Math Mb: SC 229 Sunday-Thursday
- Math 1a: SC 105 Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
- Math 1b: SC 110 Sunday-Thursday
- Math 21a: SC B10 Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (SC 309a on Tuesdays)
- Math 21b: 309 Sunday - Thursday

### Getting the Most Out of the MQC

In past semesters, the MQC has been used by many students. We are delighted that it has been so popular! However, this means that MQC staffers are often able to spend only a few minutes helping any one student. Here are some tips to help you make use of this time effectively:- Before you visit the MQC, work on your homework, and try each problem carefully. Only ask for help on problems you've thought through on your own first.
- At the MQC, discuss your questions with other students in addition to asking for help from a staffer. Use the MQC as a place to find other students with whom to work on your homework. Your classmates can be your best resource!
- Keep in mind that the MQC staffers are not there to do your homework for you; their job is to guide you to understanding the material well enough so that you can do the homework yourself. Try to work in your group as autonomously as possible, but do ask for help when your group gets stuck.
- Remember that the MQC is not the only available source for help! Each course has problem sessions, which can better prepare you for the homework, as well as office hours, which may be more suitable for one-on-one assistance.