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
This accelerated course prepares students for transfer-level Statistics. It covers
core concepts from elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and descriptive statistics.
Topics include ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning; arithmetic reasoning using
fractions, decimals and percents; evaluating expressions, solving equations, analyzing
algebraic forms to understand statistical measures; use of linear, quadratic, absolute
value, exponential, and logarithmic functions to model bivariate data; graphical and
numerical descriptive statistics for quantitative and categorical data. This course
is designed for students who intend to take transfer level statistics and no other
transfer level mathematics, physics or chemistry. Note: This course is NOT intended
for students who plan to take courses in science, computer information science, engineering,
math, as well as business and other non-STEM majors. Please see your counselor.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 96-108
Homework hours/semester: 192-216
Prerequisites: MATH 811 or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures