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Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1638
(909) 274-6398
hgriffithAT_mtsac.edu


BAUniversity of California, Berkeley
MSCalifornia State University, Los Angeles


Hugh Griffith

I obtained a B.A. degree in 1989 from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.S. degree in 1996 from Cal State LA, both in pure mathematics. I started my teaching career in 1990 at the high school level, working for Los Angeles Unified School District. Then in 1998 I found my true home at Mt. SAC. I truly enjoy teaching mathematics at all levels, from basic math through calculus. I enjoy meeting students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and who learn in so many different ways. I believe that Mt. SAC is the best place in the world to teach and learn mathematics!


I am so excited that you have decided to take Calculus and Analytic Geometry ! 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 180 Spring 2023

        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: Math 135 and Math 150, or Math 160, or Appropriate Placement


        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.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 180/181: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by Stewart, is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets and textbook problems, and will not be collected.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection (Strongly Recommended)

        Writing Utensils

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        Scientific Calculator


        Helpful Foundational Skills:
        Factoring
        Rationalizing with Conjugates
        Trigonometric Quantities
        Trigonometric Identities
        Graphing Basic Functions
        Properties of Logarithms
        Properties of Exponents


      • Math 181 Spring 2023

        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: Math 180


        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.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 180/181: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by Stewart, is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets and textbook problems, and will not be collected.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection (Strongly Recommended)

        Writing Utensils

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        Scientific Calculator

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone (Strongly Recommended)


        Helpful Foundational Skills:
        Evaluating Limits
        Differentiating Functions
        Basic Integration Techniques


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-campus on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability. I look forward to working with everyone, and please feel free to email 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.