Math Specialists and graduate students teach sections of MATB, MATD, and workload Precalculus. These courses each carry 3 workload units which to not count toward graduation, but do count toward full-time status and minimum progress.
MATB - offered Fall only
Topics covered include: properties of numbers, exponents and radicals, graphing coordinates, linear equations and inequalities, graphing lines, properties of polynomials, factoring polynomials. A skills assessment in given on the first day of class to determine areas for focus.
MATD - offered Fall and Winter if sufficient enrollment
Topics covered include: polynomials, systems of linear and nonlinear equations, exponent rules, rational exponents, radical equations, factoring, rational expressions, linear and non-linear inequalities, absolute values, the coordinate plane, graphing lines and parabolas, and a brief introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions (exponentials and logarithmic functions are covered more in-depth in precalculus).
WLD910 (workload precalculus) - offered Fall, Winter, and Spring if sufficient enrollment
Topics covered include: graphing lines, parabolas, and circles; optimization; exponents, radicals, logarithms, and log laws; simple and compound interest; exponential growth and decay; graphing absolute value, logarithmic, and exponential functions; piecewise functions; graphing polynomials and rational functions; composition of functions and inverses; difference quotients; domain and range; and trigonometry, including right triangle applications, the unit circle, radian and degree measures, trig graphs, trig identities, and simple trig equations.
There are no set cutoffs for placement into MATB, MATD, and WLD910. Instead, we have developed a flowchart (pdf) to help get students in the right part of their path toward success in Calculus.
MATB and MATD are searchable in Schedule Builder. For other Schedules and CRNs please see Pre and Co classes table. For questions, contact Sara Hawkes.