Since the 2012 spring semester, College of the Canyons has offered an innovative mathematics course for students who plan on taking transfer-level statistics.
Introducing Math 075, a five unit course for intermediate algebra for statistics is designed as a better and faster prerequisite for Math 140 instead of following the old traditional courses of Math 060 and 070 in order to meet prerequisite requirements.
Math Professor Claudia Reyes is teaching math 075 for the first time this fall semester. “It’s really beneficial for students who are planning to take math 140,” said Reyes.
“Students are doing much better in Math 140 by taking Math 075.”
Since the course is fairly new, the math faculty at COC have been working together to find ways to teach the material by setting up meetings and a weekly support system. As a beginner Reyes hasn’t had much difficulty adjusting to the new course.
“It’s been a smooth transition,” said Reyes. “It’s because of the support system from the math faculty.”
Math 075 meets the mathematics competency requirement for the AA/AS degree and only requires completion of math 058 and 059 or having placed into math 060 to register.
Unfortunately this new class is not for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, nursing or business majors meaning students must complete the sequence of Math 060, 070, 083, 102, 104, and 211.
Students who aren’t majoring in any of the six majors above ideally are better off taking Math 075 to meet mathematics competency requirement of the AA/AS degree a lot faster and plus a free online textbook is provided for the class.