# Math Pathways

*This chart is for general information only and does not include any required program-specific math courses. Please speak with an Academic Advisor to determine your program-specific courses.*

College Math Courses

Developmental Math Courses

*Only MATH 1050 is required

#Grade “A” in MATH 1010 is required for registration

## FAQ

#### What class should I take?

We highly advise students to speak with an Academic Advisor to review your major's requirements.

#### Are you preparing for College Level Math?

Please see our Math Success Course page.

#### What is the difference between Math 1030 and Math 1035? ** **

Math 1035 – Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (QL) does not have any math pre-requisites as it incorporates necessary algebra concepts into the course content, but it is assumed that foundational math concepts such as using fractions, percentages, decimals, and minimal algebra are understood. Anyone can register for Math 1035. Watch these videos for more information: Math 1030/1035

#### What is the difference between Math 1040 and Math 1045?

Math 1045 does not have any math pre-requisites as it incorporates necessary algebra concepts into the course content, but it is assumed that foundational math concepts such as using fractions, percentages, decimals, and minimal algebra are understood. Anyone can register for this course. Watch this video for information about Math 1040 and Math 1045 for more information: Math 1040/1045.

#### Do I have to take Math 1060 before Math 1210?

Math 1060 covers the trigonometry you will need to know for Calculus. A grade of C or better in Math 1060, or an appropriate score on the Placement, is required for you to take Math 1210. Math 1210 and Math 1220 are intended primarily for students of the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. This Calculus sequence encompasses an introduction to the major ideas of single-variable calculus including limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions and their applications. A solid foundation in College Algebra (Math 1050) and Trigonometry (Math 1060) is necessary for the Calculus I and Calculus II courses.

#### Are there learn-at-your-own pace Math classes or accelerated Math classes?

The Math Department does not offer learn-at-your-own pace classes, but it does offer some accelerated classes. Some of the accelerated classes are 8-week or 12-week courses but they’re not offered for every class, and they’re not offered for every semester. You will have to look at the Class Schedule to determine whether an accelerated class is offered.

#### What are the sequences of Math Classes?

As illustrated in the Pathways poster above, the Math classes do not go in sequential order. Please contact your Academic Advisor for guidance on which Math Pathway you should take for your program of study or degree.

#### Who is the best teacher for my Math course?

We advise that you send an email to the instructor teaching the course you are interested in and ask them about the class and teaching modalities used in the class. Or, better yet, go talk to them either before or after class to get an idea of their teaching style. You may also ask them for a course syllabus to get an idea of the instructor's course policy and expectations. Teaching styles vary, and some may be better suited to your learning style than others. Do you excel in classes where there is more interaction and group activity, a more traditional lecture format, or something in between? Do you like online courses or online homework?