Textbooks, School Supplies, & Summer Homework

The information here is current for 2018.

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

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

Supplies for GMP I

Summer Homework

No homework.

  • Sturdy plastic 3– pronged folder. Bring this to orientation.
  • 1.5–2 inch binder with dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Graph paper
  • Pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Highlighter
  • Spiral notebook
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Protractor
  • Small stapler (optional)
  • 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 $23.50 (as of summer 2018). 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 Chromebook or laptop. We recommend that you purchase a protective case or bag for it as well. Most Chromebooks and laptops will be sufficient. The only products to avoid would be ones that are excessively low priced. Although high end features are certainly not necessary, machines that are extremely low priced can break or stop working easily and often cause more frustration than they are worth. In response to parent requests for suggested Chromebooks or laptops, we can suggest this Chromebook and this laptop. The second semester tuition reduction formPDF document can be submitted with your spring bill if you purchase a Chromebook or laptop for a GMP I student.
  • Please, join us for GMP I orientation on September 7th. Details can be found on the orientation schedule


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

  • Sturdy plastic 3– pronged folder
  • 1.5–2 inch binder with dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Graph paper
  • Pencils
  • Small stapler (optional)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Graph paper with ¼ inch squares
  • Pencils
  • Small stapler (optional)
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • 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.

  • 1.5–2 inch binder with dividers
  • Lined paper
  • Graph paper
  • Pencils
  • Small stapler (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.
  • Students will be required to purchasethe Art of Problem Solving, Volume 2: and Beyond by Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky. The book is available at the Art of Problem Solving website, www.artofproblemsolving.com, for $45. Other 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
  • Pens and pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • Small stapler (optional)
  • 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: http://www.cengagebrain.com/course/1555069

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
  • Graph paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Colored pencils (optional)
  • Small pencil sharpener (optional, no sharpeners are in the rooms)
  • Small assignment pad (optional)
  • Small ruler
  • Small stapler (optional)
  • 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: http://www.cengagebrain.com/course/1555078
  • 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.
  • In the second semester, students will be taking MTH 309 - Linear Algebra. MTH 309 at UB has a computer programming component which requires the download and use of Python (free) on a laptop or home computer. If your student does not have access to a computer for coursework please contact the office. Information on downloading Python will be discussed in the spring semester.

Information for New Students in GMP II-VI

In addition to the items listed in your class level above, please attend to the following:

  • All new students will need a 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 $23.50 (as of summer 2018). Please note that this is for ID purposes and does not carry the same privileges as a college student. We suggest that you contact the GMP office before coming to make sure that your registration is complete and your UB card is available. More info on how to get UB ID card when registration is complete.PDF document
  • We will provide new students with instructions for setting up their UBIT account. This is an important task, as it will give you access to UB Learns for grades and assignments, UB mail, and HUB student center for transcripts and college credit bills.
  • New students will receive a lanyard, GMP bag, and instructions for setting up the UBIT account on the first night of class. If you would like to obtain these items earlier, you may be able to arrange to do so by calling the office. Textbooks may also be available early for new students.