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Deborah Rivers

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1624
(909) 274-4729
drivers3AT_mtsac.edu


BSCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona
MA — California State University, Fullerton


Deborah Rivers

After completing my general education course work at Mt. SAC, I transferred to Cal Poly Pomona where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics in 1987.  I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton in 1992.

I began my career by teaching part-time at Cal Poly Pomona and Mt. SAC from 1987-1992.  In 1992, I was hired as a full-time professor at Mt. SAC.  While working on my undergraduate degree, I was a grader, a tutor, and math secretary at Cal Poly.  My first experience teaching math was in the 1987 Summer Bridge Program at Cal Poly where I taught an all-female class of first-generation college students.  From there, I went on to become a Teaching Assistant and adjunct professor.   I have always enjoyed math and am so glad I chose this career.  I look forward to meeting a new group of students each semester who all come to class with their unique backgrounds.  To watch students mature mathematically from where they start the course to where they finish is incredibly rewarding.

I was the Department Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department from 1997-2008, but my love for teaching has taken me back into the classroom.


Hello Mountie Math Students!
I am so excited that you have decided to take Intermediate Algebra with Support or Survey of College Mathematics! Your success is important to me, so to help prepare you for the next part of your educational journey, I would like to share some information with you about my courses and classroom environments.


Click on one of my classes below to explore the structure and goals of each class.


      • Math 71 + Math 7 FALL 2021

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        This is a corequisite class, which means there is an extra 2 unit portion designed to give extra support in various aspects of the class. We will only be using Canvas for Math 71.
        My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-campus traditional exams.


        Access to the textbook , MATH 71/71A/71B: Intermediate Algebra, 8th Ed., by Blitzer, is strongly recommended. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), and groupwork. Homework assignments will generally be due on Fridays and Sundays.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils

        Printer (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        Webcam

        Scientific Calculator

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Built-in or External Microphone

        Scanner or Free Scanning App


      • Math 100 FALL 2021

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-campus traditional exams and PDF uploads.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 100: Mathematical Ideas, 14th Ed., by Miller, is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets, textbook problems, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), and groupwork. Homework assignments will generally be due on Fridays and Sundays.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils

        Printer (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        Webcam (Strongly Recommended)

        Scientific Calculator

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Built-in or External Microphone (Strongly Recommended)

        Scanner or Free Scanning App

Please make sure to log in to your Canvas courses daily to keep up with all announcements, materials, and due dates. Canvas can be accessed through your Mt. SAC portal or at https://mtsac.instructure.com.


My office hours will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays via Zoom sessions and Canvas chat. I am looking forward to meeting you the first day of class. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.


The Math and Computer Science Department is committed to helping our students achieve their math educational goals. We want you to succeed and excel in transfer-level mathematics. We recognize your potential and are here to support you! Whether you are here to obtain a degree, complete transfer requirements, or simply expand your knowledge, we will strive to provide resources that you may need along your journey. Explore the resources below for more information on how our campus can help you achieve your educational goals.


** This information is subject to change, before the start of the term. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Current Class Schedule:
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Rivers, Deborah MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 20080 5 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 07:00AM 09:35AM 61 3414
Rivers, Deborah MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 20089 5 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 09:45AM 12:20PM 61 3414
Rivers, Deborah MATH 100 Survey of College Math 20135 3 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 01:15PM 02:40PM 61 3414