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Karla Rivas

Karla Rivas

Professor: Mathematics


krivas18AT_mtsac.edu


BA — Business - Economics, University of California Los Angeles
MA — Mathematics, California State University San Bernadino


Karla Rivas

I received a B.A. in Business - Economics from UCLA in 2000. I started teaching math at Rialto High School about a year later. I then returned to school full-time to earn my M.A. in Mathematics from California State University San Bernardino. I taught part-time at CSUSB and San Bernardino Valley College before joining Mt. SAC. In 2014, I started at Mt. SAC as part-time faculty and I was hired as a full-time professor in 2015. I really love working at Mt. SAC because of the great colleagues and students I am fortunate to have.


Hello Mountie Math Students!
I am so excited that you have decided to take Intermediate Algebra with Support or College 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 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.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 71/71A/71B: Intermediate Algebra, 8th Ed., by Blitzer, is required. Access to MyMathLab is required, and will come with digital access to the ebook. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets, online homework, and textbook problems.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils

        Printer (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        MyMathLab Access

        Scientific Calculator

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone (Strongly Recommended)

        Scanner or Free Scanning App


      • Math 130 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.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 130: College Algebra, 13th Ed., Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, is required. Access to MyMathLab is required, and will come with digital access to the ebook. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets, online homework, and textbook problems.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils

        Printer (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        MyMathLab Access

        Scientific Calculator

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Scanner or Free Scanning App

Our classroom environment will be one that supports your diverse perspectives and honors your identities. Names are very personal and very powerful. The name by which we choose to be called represents who we are. I recognize that calling students by their preferred name is crucial to ensuring that the classroom environment (whether in person or online) is a safe and inclusive space for learning. If you have a preferred first name that you would like me to use, or would like to share your pronouns with me, please feel free to let me know!


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 are TBD via Zoom sessions. 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
Rivas, Karla MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 20095 5 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 10:45AM 01:20PM 61 3411
Rivas, Karla MATH 130 College Algebra 20273 4 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 03:15PM 05:20PM 61 2302
Rivas, Karla MATH 130 College Algebra 20278 4 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 06:45PM 08:50PM 61 2302