MTH 28.5 - College Algebra and Elementary Trigonometry (Corequisite)6 hours 3 creditsFundamentals of elementary, intermediate and college algebra essential for the study of pre-calculus and calculus. Topics include linear equations, polynomials, factoring, roots and radicals, rational expressions, quadratic equations, the function concept, and the trigonometric ratios.

This course is equivalent to MTH 28 in academic content and for the purposes of transfer and grade replacement.

Syllabus: MTH 28.5 syllabus (pdf), MTH 28.5 syllabus (docx)

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Prerequisites:None. Students with Math Proficiency Index less than 40 are strongly encouraged to enroll in Math Start or CUNY Start, before taking college-level mathematics courses. This course is open to students who do not meet criteria for MTH 28.

That is, MTH 28.5 is for

- students who are not CUNY Math Proficient
students who are CUNY Math Proficient but do not meet the higher qualifications needed for MTH 28. For example, a student could be CUNY Math proficient, but if the student has not met any of criteria #1 or 2 or 3 for MTH 28, then the student should take MTH 28.5.

- Mathematics high school GPA of at least 70 and successful completion of a course beyond Algebra 1;
- New York State Regents Trigonometry Score of at least 65;
New York State Regents Common Core Algebra 2 Score of at least 65.

Page last updated 2/19/2024

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