The Math department offers a wide array of courses to meet your academic needs. Click on a course below to find out more about the course.
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    Elementary Algebra

    4 - 5 units

    Description:

    Real numbers and their properties, first degree equations and inequalities, graphs of linear equations in two variables, systems of linear equations in two variables, properties of integer exponents, polynomial operations, basic factoring, rational expressions, radical expressions, quadratic equations, and applied problems and problem solving.

    Prerequisite:
    None
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    Plane Geometry

    4 units

    Description:

    Study of points, lines, angles, polygons, triangles, similarity, congruence, geometric proofs, area, volume, perimeter, the circle, right triangle trigonometry.

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    Intermediate Algebra

    4 - 5 units

    Description:

    Exponents, radicals, complex numbers, factoring, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; graphing, and systems of equations.

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    Practical Mathematics

    6 units

    Description:

    Practical Mathematics is a one semester course for non-math, non-science majors covering the topics of numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, trigonometric reasoning, data analysis and critical thinking through real world applications. Students develop the skills needed to apply mathematical and technological skills and procedures to analyze and interpret mathematical data. Algebraic, geometric and trigonometric topics covered include: real numbers and their properties; proportions; measurement of lengths, areas and volumes; first degree equations and inequalities; functional analysis; graphs of linear, quadratic, and exponential equations; systems of equations in two variables; quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations; and basic right triangle trigonometry. <b>Not intended for students on the calculus track.</b>

    Prerequisite:
    None
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    B-STEM Intermediate Algebra

    5 units

    Description:

    B-STEM Intermediate Algebra is a one semester course for business, science, technology, engineering and math majors covering the topics of linear equations and applications, absolute value equations and inequalities, factoring, operations on rational and radical expressions, functions including composition and inverses, quadratic functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic expressions and equations, and systems of equations. Computational techniques developed in beginning algebra are prerequisite skills for this course. This course is appropriate for students on a business or STEM pathway and have some knowledge of beginning algebra or who have had at least two years of high school algebra but have not used it for several years.

    Prerequisite:
    None
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    Support for Math G

    3 units

    Description:

    Just in time support option covering the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts for Intermediate Algebra. Intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in MATH G - B-STEM Intermediate Algebra. Topics include: numeracy, computational skills, the vocabulary of algebra, evaluation of expressions and functions, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, solving and graphing systems of equations in two variables, factoring, algebraic operations on polynomial and rational expressions. Recommended for students taking Math G – B-STEM Intermediate Algebra with little or no recent algebra knowledge.

    Co-requisite:
    Concurrent enrollment in Math G
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    Problem Solving

    4 units

    Who should take this course:

    Everyone! Training your brain to solve problems will help prepare you for challenges you face in your classes, but also challenges you face in your job and in life.

    Description:

    Individual and small-group problem solving geared toward real life situations and nontraditional problems. Problem solving strategies include: draw a diagram, eliminate possibilities, make a systematic list, look for a pattern, guess and check, solve an easier related problem, subproblems, use manipulatives, work backward, act it out, unit analysis, use algebra, finite differences, and many others. Divergent thinking and technical communication skills of writing and oral presentation are enhanced. Designed to teach students to think more effectively and vastly increase their problem solving ability.

    Prerequisite:
    Two years of high school algebra or MATH D with grade of "C" or better, or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    College Algebra

    4 units

    Description:

    Study of algebra topics beyond MATH D; including functions, graphs, logarithms, systems of equations, matrices, analytic geometry sequences, mathematical induction, and introduction to counting techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of MATH D with grade of "C" or better, or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Elementary Statistics

    4 units

    Description:

    Introduction to the basic concepts of statistics. Emphasis on statistical reasoning and application of statistical methods. Areas included: graphical and numerical methods of descriptive statistics; basic elements of probability and sampling; binomial, normal, and Student's t distributions; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one and two population means and proportions; chi-square tests for goodness-of-fit and independence; linear regression and correlation; and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA).

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of MATH D or E with grade of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process or equivalent
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    Discrete Mathematics

    4 units

    Description:

    Study of set theory, relations and functions, logic, combinatorics and probability, algorithms, computability, matrix algebra, graph theory, recurrence relations, number theory including modular arithmetic. Various forms of mathematical proof are developed: proof by induction, proof by contradiction.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 30 with grade of "C" or better
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    Calculus Social/Life Sciences

    4 units

    Description:

    Review of functions, limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic functions, calculus for exponential and logarithmic functions, applications of calculus in social and life sciences. This course is not intended for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, physics, or chemistry.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 12 with grade of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Calculus Social/Life Sciences

    4 units

    Description:

    Differentiation and integration of trigonometric functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, double integrals, introduction to differential equations, sequences and series, applications of calculus in the social and life sciences.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of MATH 16A or 30 with grade of "C" or better
    Advisory:
    Completion of MATH 27 with grade of "C" or better
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    Concepts of Mathematics

    3 units

    Description:

    Exploration of mathematical patterns and relations, formulation of conjectures based on the explorations, proving (or disproving) the conjectures. Includes different problem solving techniques, number theory, probability, statistics, sequences and series, and geometry. Intended for students interested in elementary education.

    Prerequisite:
    Three years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra and one year of geometry; or Math D and B with grades of "C" or better; or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    The Nature of Mathematics

    3 units

    Description:

    Introduces students to the art and application of mathematics in the world around them. Topics include mathematical modeling, voting and apportionment, and mathematical reasoning with applications chosen from a variety of disciplines. Not recommended for students entering elementary school teaching or business.

    Prerequisite:
    Two years of high school algebra or Math D with grade of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Math Concepts for Elementary School Teachers

    Description:

    This course focuses on the development of quantitative reasoning skills through in-depth, integrated explorations of topics in mathematics, including the real number system and its subsystems. The emphasis is on comprehension and analysis of mathematical concepts and applications of logical systems.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of two years of high school algebra or Math D with grade(s) of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Modern Business Mathematics

    3 units

    Description:

    Applications of mathematics in economics and business contexts. Topics include tables and graphs, functions, finance (interest and exponential models), rates of change including applications and optimization, and linear programming.

    Prerequisite:
    Two years of high school algebra or Math D with grade(s) of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Trigonometry

    4 units

    Description:

    Fundamentals of trigonometry. Topics include review of algebraic functions, definitions of trigonometric and circular functions, graphs, identities and applications. Other material includes solving trigonometric equations, solving triangles using the Laws of Sines and Cosines, vectors, polar coordinates and graphs, polar representations of complex numbers and conic sections. (Formerly Math 8)

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math D with grade of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Independent Study

    1 units

    Description:

    Designed for students interested in furthering their knowledge at an independent study level in an area where no specific curriculum offering is currently available. Independent study might include, but is not limited to, research papers, special subject area projects, and research projects. See Independent Study page in catalog.

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    Pre-Calculus Mathematics

    4 units

    Description:

    Preparation for calculus. Study of polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, rectangular and polar coordinates, conic sections, complex number systems, mathematical induction, binomial theorem, and sequences. Recommended for students who plan to take MATH 30.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 27 with grade of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Analytical Geometry/Calculus I

    4 units

    Description:

    Introduction to differential and integral calculus. Content includes limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, hyperbolic and other transcendental functions; as well as application problems.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 27 and either Math 12 or 29 with grades of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
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    Analytical Geometry/Calculus II

    4 units

    Description:

    Continuation of MATH 30. Content includes techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications of integration, infinite series, parametric equations and polar coordinates.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 30 with grade of "C" or better
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    Analytical Geometry/Calculus III

    4 units

    Description:

    Continuation of Math 31. Vectors and analytic geometry in the plane and space; functions of several variables; partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and application problems; vector functions and their derivatives; motion in space; and surface and line integrals, Stokes' and Green's Theorems, and the Divergence Theorem.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 31 with grade of "C" or better
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    Differential Equations/Linear Algebra

    6 units

    Description:

    First and second order ordinary differential equations, linear differential equations, numerical methods and series solutions, Laplace transforms, modeling and stability theory, systems of linear differential equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, orthogonality, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math 31 with grade of "C" or better
    Advisory:
    Completion of Math 32 with grade of "C" or better strongly recommended
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    Business Calculus

    4 units

    Description:

    Introduction to differential and integral calculus, with particular emphasis on applications in the fields of business, economics, and social sciences. Includes: concepts of a function, limits, derivatives, integrals of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, optimization problems, and calculus of functions of more than one variable. <b>Not recommended for students with credit for Math 30.</b>

    Prerequisite:
    Completion of Math D with grade of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process
    Advisory:
    Completion of Math 12 strongly recommended, especially for students who have not recently taken Math D
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    Math Success -Overcome Anxiety

    1 units

    Description:

    Designed to assist students to recognize common fears and misconceptions of mathematics and develop personal strategies to overcome math and test anxiety. Specific study skills and strategies are discussed. Individual math learning styles are analyzed. (not degree applicable)

    Prerequisite:
    None