MATH 150 Trigonometry
- 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.
Trigonometry plays an integral role in calculus and has a wide range of applications in architecture, surveying, astronomy, physics, engineering, construction, marine biology, navigation, and crime scene investigation.
- Basic arithmetic, including fractions
- Basic algebra, including simplifying expressions, factoring, and solving equations
- Pythagorean theorem and similar triangles
- Graphing using transformations
- Inverse functions
- Join the MATH 150 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 150+15 Trigonometry w/ Support [5 units]
- MATH 160 Precalculus Mathematics [4 units]
- MATH 180 Calculus I [4 units] or MATH 180+18A Calculus I 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 trigonometry! It is not a skill set that one is either born with
or not. YOU are capable not only of learning trigonometry, but also of excelling in
For additional trigonometry help, please visit the Math Activities Resource Centers (MARCS) or the Academic Support and Achievement Center (ASAC).