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MATH 110 Elementary Algebra

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(Also see Business 115)

Math Course Sequence Chart

The Transfer Math Sequence you choose will depend on your major and your transfer destination. See a counselor for more information.

Multiple measures, including high school transcripts, are now being used to help determine proper placement of students into Mathematics courses. The Math Placement Test is recommended but not required of all entering freshmen to assist with placement. Students transferring to College of San Mateo with credit in college Mathematics can use their transcripts to assist with placement, bypassing the need for placement testing.

Prerequisites are listed in the descriptions of Mathematics courses in the catalog and the web schedule.  Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites may be met by showing proof of satisfactory completion of an equivalent course at a post-secondary institution.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

A study of elementary algebra including introduction to: signed number operations, order of operations, linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, systems of linear equations, exponents, polynomial operations, factoring, rational expressions and equations, roots, radicals and radical equations, and quadratic equations.

Units: 5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: Appropriate score on the College Placement Test or MATH 811 or MATH 802
Corequisites: None