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MATH 123 Intermediate Algebra II

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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

Covers the second half of MATH 120 - a comprehensive review of elementary algebra with certain topics studied in greater depth. Extension of fundamental algebraic concepts and operations; problem solving and applications; linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations; equations in two variables; graphs; systems of equations; complex numbers; review of exponential and logarithmic functions; sequences and series. Math 122 and 123 together are equivalent to Math 120.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 122
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1; Area E2c