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# MATH 160 Precalculus Mathematics

*What is MATH 160?*

*Which schools does MATH 160 transfer to?*

*Who typically* takes MATH 160?*

*What can I do to be successful in MATH 160?*- Plan to study outside of class at least 8 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 160 topics?*

*"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein*Precalculus lays a foundation for the many mathematical concepts, problems, techniques, and applications that appear in the calculus sequence. It covers a wide array of topics that involve computation, memorization, and critical thinking.

*Math concepts frequently used in MATH 160*

*?*- Basic arithmetic, including fractions
- Basic algebra, including simplifying expressions, factoring, and solving equations
- Rules of exponents
- Graphs of functions
- Trigonometry
- Solving systems of linear equations

*Where can I brush up on math concepts frequently used in MATH 160?*- Join the MATH 160 Math Jumpstart Canvas page, created by Mt. SAC math faculty, with topic-based modules that include 5-10 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 180 Calculus I [4 units] or MATH 180+18A Calculus I w/ Support [6 units]
- MATH 150 Trigonometry [3 units] or MATH 150+15 Trigonometry w/Support [5 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 precalculus! It is not a skill set that one is either born with or
not. YOU are capable not only of learning precalculus, but also of excelling in precalculus!**

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