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# MATH 120 Finite Mathematics

*What is MATH 120?*

*Which schools does MATH 120 transfer to?*

*Who typically* takes MATH 120?*

*What can I do to be successful in MATH 120?*- Plan to study outside of class at least 6 hours each week, or more if it has been a while since you have taken a math class.
- Study actively by doing practice problems, making note cards, and making study guides.
- Attend professor's student hours (office hours) and math support centers regularly.
- Form study groups with other students in class and try to explain problems as you do them.

*Where can I get help if I am struggling with MATH 120 topics?*

*"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein*Finite Math consists of an umbrella of math topics that incorporates mathematical modeling with application to business, economics, and social sciences.

*Math concepts frequently used in MATH 120*

*?*- Basic arithmetic
- Converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages
- Order of Operations
- Expressing and solving linear equations and inequalities
- Equations of lines
- Evaluating functions
- Systems of equations
- Properties of exponents
- Graphing inequalities

*Where can I brush up on math concepts frequently used in MATH 120?*- Join the MATH 120 Math Jumpstart Canvas page, created by Mt. SAC math faculty, with topic-based modules that include under-5-minute refresher videos and practice problems to review at your own pace.
- Enroll in a free faculty-led noncredit math prep class through AIME (Academic Instruction for Math and English) in Mt. SAC’s School of Continuing Education.

- MATH 100 Survey of College Math [3 units] or MATH 100+10A Survey of College Math w/ Support [5 units]
- MATH 105 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers [4 units]
- MATH 110 Elementary Statistics [3 units] or MATH 110+11 Elementary Statistics w/ Support [5 units]
- MATH 130 College Algebra [4 units] or MATH 130+13 College Algebra w/ Support [6 units]

Note that course numbering does not indicate difficulty of course content. If you have further questions about which course is right for you, please speak to a counselor.

**Anyone can learn finite math! It is not a skill set that one is either born with or
not. YOU are capable not only of learning finite math, but also of excelling in finite
math!**

For additional finite mathematics help, please visit the Math Activities Resource Centers (MARCS) or the Academic Support and Achievement Center (ASAC).