Developmental Mathematics

Modular Math Classes

Modular math classes are offered in an interactive, computerized format in which students meet face-to-face with an instructor during a designated class period. Students complete only those modules in which they cannot show mastery.

This approach allows students to move faster through the material with the possibility of completing more than one course within the semester.

Self-motivated students are most successful in this format. Students are expected to attend each class period and complete assignments. Before registering for classes, students should review the course listing in WebAdvisor to select a class with their preferred format.

Developmental Math Lecture Classes

In this traditional format, an instructor presents material to the entire class during the scheduled class period.  Students are expected to attend every class session and complete homework assignments, quizzes and exams.  Before registering for classes, students should review the course listing in WebAdvisor to select a class with their preferred format.


BASIC ARITHMETIC (MATH 0303)

A study of the four fundamental operations of mathematics performed with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions. Additional topics include conversions of fractions and decimals. Prerequisite: COM Math Placement Test. Additional prerequisite for lab format: CPT Reading score of 49 or greater on concurrent enrollment in READ 0300. This course does not transfer.

PRE-ALGEBRA (MATH 0305)

This course is designed to develop skills and understanding in introductory algebra concepts.

Topics covered include fractions, percentages, data analysis, geometry, the real number system and solving linear equations. Prerequisite: MATH 0303 with a grade C or better, the COM Math Placement Test or passing the departmental pretest for MATH 0303 with a grade of at least 73 and registering for MATH 0305 within the same semester. Additional prerequisite for lab format: CPT Reading score of 49 or greater or concurrent enrollment in READ 0300. This course does not transfer.

ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA ( MATH 0310)

This course is designed to develop skills and understanding in basic algebra concepts. Topics include equations, graphing, exponents, polynomials factoring, radicals and systems of linear equations. Prerequisite: MATH 0305 with a grade C or better, COM Math Placement Test or passing the departmental pretest for Math 0305 with a grade of at least 73 and registering for MATH 0310 within the same semester. Additional prerequisite for lab format: CPT Reading score of 49 or greater or concurrent enrollment in READ 0300. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300. This course does not transfer.

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (MATH 0320)

This course is designed to develop skills and understanding in the following areas: polynomials; rational expressions; factoring; solutions of linear, rational and quadratic equations; relations and functions; complex numbers; solutions of linear, quadratic and absolute value inequalities; systems of linear equations; and graphing. Prerequisite: MATH 0310 with a grade C or better, COM Math Placement Test, score of 230 or higher on the Math portion of the THEA, score 2200 or higher on the math portion of the 11th grade TAKS exit test (scores cannot be over three years old) or passing the developmental pretest for MATH 0310 with a grade of at least 73 and registering for MATH 0320 within the same semester.