Math Placement
Upon admission to San Diego Mesa College, students are given a placement level based on their high school performance. In your placement email, you should have received a math (M##) score with a level of 30, 40, or 50.
Please use this page to determine the best course for you.
math Courses
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Your major and future goals will determine the math class you should take. Decide which path you think you want and click on the name:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Majors
- Social and Behavioral Science and Liberal Arts Majors
- Business or Biology Majors
- Elementary Teacher Education (City/Mesa Only)
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are Mathematics 104 and Mathematics 15D. For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 104 - Trigonometry
This course is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 104 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
MATH 104 is a study of the numerical, analytical, and geometric properties of right and oblique triangles, of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and their applications. The course content includes right angle trigonometry, radian measure, circular functions, graphs of circular functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, equations involving trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, an introduction of the complex plane, vectors and their operations, and the trigonometric form of complex numbers. This course is designed as a preparation for calculus and it is intended for the transfer student planning to major in mathematics, engineering, economics, or disciplines included in the physical or life sciences.
The following problems illustrate concepts that a student entering Math 104 should already be familiar with. Read through each of the problems and then decide if this level seems appropriate for you. Note: All problems are intended to be done without any resources, except for pencil and paper.
MATH 15D - Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in geometric shapes such as triangles, circles, and quadrilaterals; unit conversions; and calculations of perimeter, area, and volume. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
MATH 15C - Int. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to intermediate algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their intermediate algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 121 (Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I) and MATH 15F (Algebra Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 121
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
MATH 15F - College Algebra Refresher
This course is a review of college algebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions; non-linear inequalities; matrices; systems of equations; and linear programming. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their college algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 150 (Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry) and MATH 15E (Trigonometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 150 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
This course is an introduction to university-level calculus requiring a strong background in algebra and trigonometry. The topics of study include analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Emphasis is placed on calculus applications involving motion, optimization, graphing, and applications in the physical and life sciences. This course incorporates the use of technology. Analytical reading and problem solving are strongly emphasized in this course. This course is intended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or economics.
MATH 15E - Trigonometry Refresher
This course is a review of trigonometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in angle concepts; trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; vectors; complex numbers; and application problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their trigonometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
MATH 15C - Int. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to intermediate algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their intermediate algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two course, Mathematics 118 and Mathematics 15B to provide additional academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. For a full description of each course refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 118 - Math for the Liberal Arts Student
Math 118 is a general education mathematics course designed for students majoring in the liberal arts. This course covers a selection of topics from logical reasoning, quantitative literacy, the history of mathematics, statistics, probability, number theory, problem-solving techniques, and applications of mathematics to the liberal arts curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of an understanding and lifelong appreciation for critical thinking and mathematical problem solving.
Math 15B - Elem. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of elementary algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to elementary algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their elementary algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
MATH 119 - Elementary Statistics
Math 119X is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 119 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
MATH 15A - Prealgebra Refresher
This course is a review of prealgebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to prealgebra-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their pre-algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 121 - Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
MATH 15F - College Algebra Refresher
This course is a review of college algebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions; non-linear inequalities; matrices; systems of equations; and linear programming. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their college algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
MATH 15C - Int. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to intermediate algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their intermediate algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 119 (Elementary Statistics) and MATH 15A (Prealgebra Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 119 - Elementary Statistics
Math 119X is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 119 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
MATH 15A - Prealgebra Refresher
This course is a review of prealgebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to prealgebra-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their pre-algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 121 - Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
MATH 15F - College Algebra Refresher
This course is a review of college algebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions; non-linear inequalities; matrices; systems of equations; and linear programming. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their college algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 150 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
This course is an introduction to university-level calculus requiring a strong background in algebra and trigonometry. The topics of study include analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Emphasis is placed on calculus applications involving motion, optimization, graphing, and applications in the physical and life sciences. This course incorporates the use of technology. Analytical reading and problem solving are strongly emphasized in this course. This course is intended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or economics.
MATH 15E - Trigonometry Refresher
This course is a review of trigonometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in angle concepts; trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; vectors; complex numbers; and application problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their trigonometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
MATH 210A - Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I
This course is a study of the mathematical concepts needed for teaching elementary school mathematics with emphasis on number and function. This course promotes an appreciation of the importance of logical thinking and applications of mathematics in problem solving and critical thinking. It studies the basic computational skills, but also requires the understanding and explanation of the basic mathematical concepts and the connections between them. This course includes content relevant to national and state curriculum standards for elementary school mathematics. It is designed for students preparing for credentials in elementary education.
MATH 15B - Elem. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of elementary algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to elementary algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their elementary algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
Your major and future goals will determine the math class you should take. Decide which path you think you want and click on the name:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Majors
- Social and Behavioral Science and Liberal Arts Majors
- Business or Biology Majors
- Elementary Teacher Education (City/Mesa Only)
MATH 104 - Trigonometry
This course is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 104 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
MATH 104 is a study of the numerical, analytical, and geometric properties of right and oblique triangles, of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and their applications. The course content includes right angle trigonometry, radian measure, circular functions, graphs of circular functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, equations involving trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, an introduction of the complex plane, vectors and their operations, and the trigonometric form of complex numbers. This course is designed as a preparation for calculus and it is intended for the transfer student planning to major in mathematics, engineering, economics, or disciplines included in the physical or life sciences.
The following problems illustrate concepts that a student entering Math 104 should already be familiar with. Read through each of the problems and then decide if this level seems appropriate for you. Note: All problems are intended to be done without any resources, except for pencil and paper.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are Mathematics 104 and Mathematics 15D. For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 104 - Trigonometry
This course is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 104 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
MATH 104 is a study of the numerical, analytical, and geometric properties of right and oblique triangles, of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and their applications. The course content includes right angle trigonometry, radian measure, circular functions, graphs of circular functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, equations involving trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, an introduction of the complex plane, vectors and their operations, and the trigonometric form of complex numbers. This course is designed as a preparation for calculus and it is intended for the transfer student planning to major in mathematics, engineering, economics, or disciplines included in the physical or life sciences.
The following problems illustrate concepts that a student entering Math 104 should already be familiar with. Read through each of the problems and then decide if this level seems appropriate for you. Note: All problems are intended to be done without any resources, except for pencil and paper.
MATH 15D - Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in geometric shapes such as triangles, circles, and quadrilaterals; unit conversions; and calculations of perimeter, area, and volume. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
MATH 15C - Int. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to intermediate algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their intermediate algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 121 - Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
MATH 15F - College Algebra Refresher
This course is a review of college algebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions; non-linear inequalities; matrices; systems of equations; and linear programming. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their college algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
MATH 150 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
This course is an introduction to university-level calculus requiring a strong background in algebra and trigonometry. The topics of study include analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Emphasis is placed on calculus applications involving motion, optimization, graphing, and applications in the physical and life sciences. This course incorporates the use of technology. Analytical reading and problem solving are strongly emphasized in this course. This course is intended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or economics.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 150 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
This course is an introduction to university-level calculus requiring a strong background in algebra and trigonometry. The topics of study include analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Emphasis is placed on calculus applications involving motion, optimization, graphing, and applications in the physical and life sciences. This course incorporates the use of technology. Analytical reading and problem solving are strongly emphasized in this course. This course is intended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or economics.
MATH 15E - Trigonometry Refresher
This course is a review of trigonometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in angle concepts; trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; vectors; complex numbers; and application problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their trigonometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
Math 118 is a general education mathematics course designed for students majoring in the liberal arts. This course covers a selection of topics from logical reasoning, quantitative literacy, the history of mathematics, statistics, probability, number theory, problem-solving techniques, and applications of mathematics to the liberal arts curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of an understanding and lifelong appreciation for critical thinking and mathematical problem solving.
MATH 118 - Math for the Liberal Arts Student
Math 118 is a general education mathematics course designed for students majoring in the liberal arts. This course covers a selection of topics from logical reasoning, quantitative literacy, the history of mathematics, statistics, probability, number theory, problem-solving techniques, and applications of mathematics to the liberal arts curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of an understanding and lifelong appreciation for critical thinking and mathematical problem solving.
MATH 15B - Elementary Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of elementary algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to elementary algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their elementary algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
The following problems illustrate concepts that a student entering Math 119 should already be familiar with. Read through each of the problems and then decide if this level seems appropriate for you. Note: All problems are intended to be done without any resources, except for pencil and paper.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 119 (Elementary Statistics) and MATH 15A (Prealgebra Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 119 - Elementary Statistics
Math 119X is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 119 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
MATH 15A - Prealgebra Refresher
This course is a review of prealgebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to prealgebra-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their pre-algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 121 - Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
MATH 15F - College Algebra Refresher
This course is a review of college algebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions; non-linear inequalities; matrices; systems of equations; and linear programming. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their college algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
MATH 15C - Int. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of intermediate algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to intermediate algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their intermediate algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
MATH 119 - Elementary Statistics
Math 119X is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 119 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
MATH 15A - Prealgebra Refresher
This course is a review of prealgebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to prealgebra-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their pre-algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
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This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
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This Learning Community links two courses to offer extra academic support, convenient scheduling, and a sense of community. The two linked courses are MATH 116 (College and Matrix Algebra) and MATH 15C (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry Refresher). For a full description of each course, refer to the catalog course descriptions.
MATH 121 - Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
MATH 15F - College Algebra Refresher
This course is a review of college algebra skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions; non-linear inequalities; matrices; systems of equations; and linear programming. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their college algebra skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
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This course is a study of the mathematical concepts needed for teaching elementary school mathematics with emphasis on number and function. This course promotes an appreciation of the importance of logical thinking and applications of mathematics in problem solving and critical thinking. It studies the basic computational skills, but also requires the understanding and explanation of the basic mathematical concepts and the connections between them. This course includes content relevant to national and state curriculum standards for elementary school mathematics. It is designed for students preparing for credentials in elementary education.
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MATH 210A - Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I
This course is a study of the mathematical concepts needed for teaching elementary school mathematics with emphasis on number and function. This course promotes an appreciation of the importance of logical thinking and applications of mathematics in problem solving and critical thinking. It studies the basic computational skills, but also requires the understanding and explanation of the basic mathematical concepts and the connections between them. This course includes content relevant to national and state curriculum standards for elementary school mathematics. It is designed for students preparing for credentials in elementary education.
MATH 15B - Elem. Algebra and Geometry Refresher
This course is a review of elementary algebra and geometry skills needed for success in subsequent mathematics courses. Students receive instruction and academic support in mathematics concepts, arithmetic operations, algebraic expressions, mathematical properties, and their application to elementary algebra- and geometry-specific mathematical problems. This course is designed for students who need to refresh their elementary algebra and geometry skills or need additional support in subsequent mathematics courses.
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- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Majors
- Social and Behavioral Science and Liberal Arts Majors
- Business or Biology Majors
- Elementary Teacher Education (City/Mesa Only)
MATH 104 - Trigonometry
This course is intended for students who need more support than is offered by a traditional Math 104 course. The same material is covered but no prior knowledge is assumed.
MATH 104 is a study of the numerical, analytical, and geometric properties of right and oblique triangles, of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and their applications. The course content includes right angle trigonometry, radian measure, circular functions, graphs of circular functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, equations involving trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, an introduction of the complex plane, vectors and their operations, and the trigonometric form of complex numbers. This course is designed as a preparation for calculus and it is intended for the transfer student planning to major in mathematics, engineering, economics, or disciplines included in the physical or life sciences.
MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
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This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
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MATH 150 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
This course is an introduction to university-level calculus requiring a strong background in algebra and trigonometry. The topics of study include analytic geometry, limits, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, and applications of derivatives and integrals. Emphasis is placed on calculus applications involving motion, optimization, graphing, and applications in the physical and life sciences. This course incorporates the use of technology. Analytical reading and problem solving are strongly emphasized in this course. This course is intended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or economics.
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MATH 116 - College and Matrix Algebra
This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of students seeking Business or Natural Science degrees who are required to take an applied calculus course. Topics in the course include the theory of functions; graphing functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving equations involving algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; modeling; and applications problems. Analytical reading and problem solving skills are required for success in this course.
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Math 118 is a general education mathematics course designed for students majoring in the liberal arts. This course covers a selection of topics from logical reasoning, quantitative literacy, the history of mathematics, statistics, probability, number theory, problem-solving techniques, and applications of mathematics to the liberal arts curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of an understanding and lifelong appreciation for critical thinking and mathematical problem solving.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive portion analyzes data through graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion. The inferential statistics portion covers statistical rules to compute basic probability, including binomial, normal, Chi-squares, and T-distributions. This course also covers estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation and ANOVA. Emphasis is placed on applications of technology, using software packages, for statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical values based on data from disciplines including business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science and education. This course is intended for transfer students interested in statistical analysis.
This course examines the study of calculus using numerical, graphical, and analytical methods to analyze calculus problems encountered in real-world applications in business, natural/life sciences, and social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, optimization, and areas under and between curves and partial derivatives and optimization of multivariable functions. This is the first course in a sequence of mathematics courses for students intending to major in business, economics, or natural and social sciences.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.
This course is a study of the mathematical concepts needed for teaching elementary school mathematics with emphasis on number and function. This course promotes an appreciation of the importance of logical thinking and applications of mathematics in problem solving and critical thinking. It studies the basic computational skills, but also requires the understanding and explanation of the basic mathematical concepts and the connections between them. This course includes content relevant to national and state curriculum standards for elementary school mathematics. It is designed for students preparing for credentials in elementary education.
If you need more assistance in determining the right level of math, please contact Counseling for further assistance.