Textbooks, School Supplies, & Summer Homework


The information here is current for 2017.

Please label textbooks, notebooks, calculators, and bags with student's name.

On this page:
↓  GMP I
↓  GMP II
↓  GMP III
↓  GMP IV
↓  GMP V
↓  GMP VI

Supplies for GMP I

Summer Homework

No homework.

  • 1.5–2 inch binder with dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Spiral notebook
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Protractor
  • Scientific calculator – Students are required to bring a scientific calculator to the 7th and 8th grade assessments taken at their home schools. They will also use the calculator in class and for homework. We recommend TI-30XS which can be purchased for under $20.
  • UB ID card – Students are required to have UB ID with them on campus at all times. We will provide a lanyard for this. The card costs $20 (as of summer 2014). Please note that this is for ID purposes and does not carry the same privileges as a college student. You will receive an email from the GMP office when registration of students is complete and UB cards are available. More info on how to get UB ID card when registration is complete.PDF document
  • Students will carry books and supplies in a GMP bag which we will provide at orientation.
  • Textbooks will be provided.
  • A class set of iPad Minis will be used frequently. You do NOT need to purchase an iPad, but students who already have their own tablets may use them for the class activities. Teachers will suggest apps to purchase or download.

Supplies for GMP II

Summer Homework

Summer homework is due on the first night of class. Plan ahead and pace yourself.
GMP I into II summer HW

  • 1.5–2 inch binder with dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Graph paper
  • Pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • TI-84 graphing calculator. Graphing calculators are required for the Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II Regents Exams and will be used for the next 3 years of GMP.
  • Continue to have UB ID card with you on campus.
  • Keep your yellow book from GMP I where you can find it. It will continue to be used this year. Other textbooks will be provided.

Supplies for GMP III

Summer Homework

Summer homework is due on the first night of class.
GMP II into III summer HW

  • 1.5–2 inch binder with dividers
  • Sturdy pocket folder
  • Lined paper
  • Pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • Graph paper with ¼ inch squares
  • Graphing calculator from previous years
  • Continue to have UB ID card with you on campus
  • Textbooks will be provided.

Supplies for GMP IV

Summer Homework

Summer Homework is due on the first night of class. Complete all problems of the Algebra I Common Core Regents Exam that was given in January 2015.

  • 2 binders with 2 sets of dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • Small ruler
  • A working graphing calculator
  • Geogebra software. This can be downloaded for free to your home computer or you can purchase an app for use on an ipad or other device from www.geogebra.org.
  • Continue to have UB ID card with you on campus.
  • Textbooks will be provided.

Supplies for GMP V

Summer Homework

Summer homework is due on the first night of class. It involves review AND learning new topics.
GMP IV into V summer HW

  • Spiral notebook or binder for notes
  • Sturdy pocket folder
  • Lined Paper
  • Graph Paper (optional)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • Graph paper
  • Graphing calculator
  • Continue to have UB ID card with you on campus
  • To avoid standing in long lines and possible insufficient inventory, students should purchase the custom textbook package Calculus: Early Transcendentals by J. Stewart before UB classes start. Note that GMP V and VI textbooks have the same title, but this one will say, "MTH 141,142" on the cover. The UB bookstore will stock the correct edition before classes start and may have them currently. The cost will run about $100 for the 2-semester package. Alternatively, the book can be purchased from the publisher’s website: www.cengagebrain.com/course/site.html?id=1212245

Supplies for GMP VI

Summer Homework

Summer homework is due on the first night of class. Plan ahead and pace yourself.
GMP V into VI summer HW

  • Spiral notebook or binder for notes
  • Sturdy pocket folder
  • Lined paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Colored pencils (optional)
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • Small ruler
  • Graphing calculator
  • Continue to have UB ID card with you on campus.
  • To avoid standing in long lines and possible insufficient inventory, students should purchase the custom textbook package Calculus: Early Transcendentals by J. Stewart before UB classes start. Note that GMP V and VI textbooks have the same title, but this one will say "MTH 241" on the front cover. The UB bookstore will stock the correct edition before classes start and may have them currently. The cost will run about $100. Alternatively, the book can be purchased from the publisher’s website: www.cengagebrain.com/course/site.html?id=1212260
  • A textbook for the second semester should be purchased near the end of the fall semester. (Be aware if you buy earlier that the edition could change from the fall to spring semester.) The custom textbook is Linear Algebra & Its Applications by David C. Lay.