**Figure 2.14 Student Placement in Math, Fall 2007
(N=2,389)**

**MATH 20, Basic Mathematics,** is a review of the
basic principles and

skills of arithmetic. The general areas of review are: 020A- operations with

whole numbers and fractions ; 020B- operations with decimal fractions and

percentage problems; 020C- elementary descriptive statistics, geometry

and measurement, and the metric system. This is non-degree credit

course.

**MATH 30, Pre-Algebra,** is designed to strengthen the
student’s arithmetic

and informal geometry skills and provide an introduction to the

abstractions of algebra. The course provides practice using fundamental

principles of rational numbers, order of operations, and solving linear

equations. It is designed primarily for students who know the

fundamentals of arithmetic and have had little or no background in

algebra. This is a non-degree credit course.

**MATH 50, Algebra,** is designed for students who have
had no prior

training in algebra or need a review of algebra. Topics include: 050Anumbers

and their properties , operations with integers, exponents, and

first-degree equations; 050B- operations with polynomials , factoring, and

solving quadratic equations ; 050C- linear equations , linear graphs , slopes,

systems of equations, and operations with fractional express-ions;
050Doperations

with radical expressions , quadratic equations and inequalities .

This is divided into four modules.

**MATH 70, In termediate Algebra , **is meant to prepare
students for higher level mathematics courses and several courses in the area of
science, business, and

technology. This course is a study of linear and quadratic equations and
inequalities , systems of linear equations, polynomials, exponents and radicals ,
relations and

functions, graphs, exponential and logarithmic expressions, and the binomial
expansion . Additional topics might include conic sections, sequences and series,
or

determinants and Cramer’s rule.

**MATH 160, College Algebra, **covers linear,
quadratic, polynomial, power , exponential, and logarithmic functions and their
applications. These functions will be

approached from a graphical , numerical, and analytical point of view.