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
An examination of important concepts of mathematics and of mathematics as a tool for
decision making. Topics and applications may include aspects of the history of mathematics,
problem solving, counting methods, elementary number theory, sets, Euclidean and non-Euclidean
geometry, Platonic solids, topology and logic.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 123 or appropriate score on the College Placement Test.
Recommended: READ 400 or an equivalent level of reading proficiency.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1, C3; Area E2c
(CSU GE Area B4), UC (IGETC Area 2A)