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Jeff Wakefield

Jeffrey Wakefield

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1612
(909) 274-4402
jwakefieldAT_mtsac.edu


BSUniversity of California, Los Angeles
MS — California State University, Long Beach


Jeffrey Wakefield

My name is Jeff Wakefield.  I started teaching math in 1996, at Cal State Long Beach.  I also taught a few years at Cypress College prior to arriving at Mt. SAC in 2000.  I earned my bachelor’s degree at UCLA, and my master’s degree at Cal State Long Beach.  I am married, with a daughter and a son.  My activities include baseball, basketball, working on my house, and serving at my church.  I enjoy teaching because I like seeing people learn, as the understanding of mathematics better equips you to solve problems in the real world.


I am so excited that you have decided to take Elementary Algebra or Intermediate Algebra ! 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 51 Spring 2022 (MW)

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display as "Web" in the online class search. It will also show a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time on several lines to indicate an online class that does NOT have regular class meetings, and meets on-campus for exams on 2/23, 3/14, 4/4, 4/20, 5/11, and 6/6.


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        My class is asynchronous, which means we will not meet online. All exams will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. Course materials, including professor's lecture videos, will be provided on Canvas after each exam.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 51: Beginning Algebra, 1st Ed., by Messersmith, is required. Homework (from textbook) and notes will be submitted online every Monday and Wednesday. Some extra credit worksheets will also be assigned. Assignments and due dates will be released after each exam.


        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


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Greatest Common Factors
        Solving Linear Equations
        Operations with Rational Expressions
        FOILing

      • Math 71 Spring 2022 (MW)

        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.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 71/71A/71B: Intermediate Algebra, 8th Ed., by Blitzer, is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of textbook problems, and will be done both at home and in class. There will be daily quizzes in class, and some extra credit assignments will also be given throughout the semester. Homework assignments will generally be due every Monday and Wednesday.


        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)


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Solving Linear Equations
        Solving Quadratic Equations
        Solving Rational Equations
        Solving Linear Inequalities
        Operations with Rational Expressions


      • Math 51 Spring 2022 (TTH)

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display as "Web" in the online class search. It will also show a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time on several lines to indicate an online class that does NOT have regular class meetings, and meets on-campus for exams on 2/22, 3/10, 4/5, 4/21, 5/12, and 6/7.


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        My class is asynchronous, which means we will not meet online. All exams will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. Course materials, including professor's lecture videos, will be provided on Canvas after each exam.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 51: Beginning Algebra, 1st Ed., by Messersmith, is required. Homework (from textbook) and notes will be submitted online every Tuesday and Thursday. Some extra credit worksheets will also be assigned. Assignments and due dates will be released after each exam.


        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


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Greatest Common Factors
        Solving Linear Equations
        Operations with Rational Expressions
        FOILing

      • Math 71 Spring 2022 (TTH)

        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.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 71/71A/71B: Intermediate Algebra, 8th Ed., by Blitzer, is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of textbook problems, and will be done both at home and in class. There will be daily quizzes in class, and some extra credit assignments will also be given throughout the semester. Homework assignments will generally be due every Tuesday and Thursday.


        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)


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Solving Linear Equations
        Solving Quadratic Equations
        Solving Rational Equations
        Solving Linear Inequalities
        Operations with Rational Expressions


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 and via Zoom sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 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.


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
Wakefield, Jeffrey MATH 130 College Algebra 27114 4 MW 08/22/2022 12/11/2022 07:30AM 09:35AM 61 2315
Wakefield, Jeffrey MATH 130 College Algebra 27175 4 TR 08/22/2022 12/11/2022 07:30AM 09:35AM 61 2306
Wakefield, Jeffrey MATH 100 Survey of College Mathematics 27512 3 MW 08/22/2022 12/11/2022 11:30AM 12:55PM 61 2315