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MATH 225 Path to Calculus

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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

Equivalent to MATH 130 and 222. This course combines the topics of Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus and is designed to fulfill the requirements of both courses as a prerequisite for MATH 251. Topics include a study of functions, function families, their properties and transformations, compositions, inverses and combinations, complex numbers, and vectors. Function families include linear, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, polynomial, power, and rational. Multiple representations of functions are emphasized.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 96-108
  • Homework hours/semester: 192-216
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or Math 123 or appropriate score on the District math placement test and other measures.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1; Area E2c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B4), UC (IGETC Area 2A)