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MATH 820 Just-in-Time Support for Intermediate 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 review of the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts for intermediate algebra. Intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 120, Intermediate Algebra, at College of San Mateo. Review topics include: computational skills developed in pre-algebra, the vocabulary of algebra, translation from English to algebra, and evaluation of literal expressions and functions. Topics covered in more depth include: solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, solving and graphing systems of equations in two variables, factoring, algebraic operations on polynomial and rational expressions, solving quadratics using factoring, and rational equations. Recommended for students with little or no recent knowledge of algebra.

Units: 3
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: MATH 120