On this website you can learn about what the Math Department has to offer you at Las Positas College. Just click on the links at left to find out about our course offerings, meet our faculty and staff and find out about additional resources available to you. Click here for a Mathematics Department brochure (192 KB pdf)
Math 47 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Department of Mathematics at Las Positas College will be offering a new math course: Math 47 Math for the Liberal Arts. This 3 unit transfer-level course is highly recommended for liberal arts majors needing a transfer level math course. The course is both UC and CSU transferable and will satisfy transfer requirements in mathematics/quantitative reasoning for both IGETC Area 2A and CSU GE Breadth Area B4. Math 47 introduces “practical” math to non-math people; topics covered include: finance, logic, descriptive statistics, and the growth of functions. Contact Ashley McHale for more information about this course. Click here to view the course listing in the fall schedule.
The Mathematics Department just successfully concluded it's first offering of Math Jam. Look for our next Math Jam in August 2015. Click here for more information about Math Jam.
The Mathematics Department Coordinator is Kristy Woods. The Mathematics Department is a part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Public Service Division at Las Positas College. Dr. Lisa Everett, is the Dean of this division.
If you haven't yet selected your math course for the next semester, you might want to visit our Mathematics Courses and Prerequisite Chart page for assistance in selecting the right course for you. There are many courses to choose from Pre-Algebra through Calculus and Differential Equations.
NEW Course Repetition Policy (for replacing a sub-standard grade)
There is a NEW state mandated Repetition Policy for the Chabot-Las Positas District that is retroactive to the date a student first started taking courses within the district (at either Chabot or Las Positas)
What does this mean for students?
Within the district, a student is allowed to attempt a course (or courses equivalent to it) at total of THREE TIMES. If the first attempt is unsuccessful (W, D, F, or NC (No Credit)), a student has two additional attempts to complete the course with a passing grade (C, B, A or Cr (Credit)).
After three attempts to pass a course (or equivalent course), students will be blocked from registering for that course (or its equivalents) again at either Las Positas or Chabot College unless a special circumstance petition is approved, as described in the Administrative Rules and Procedures.
Click here for more information and for a table of mathematics course equivalencies.
Mathematics Degree for Transfer
Las Positas College now offers an Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer. This degree is intended for students transferring to a CSU with a major in mathematics. To learn more about this degree, please consult the Las Positas College 2012-2014 catalog, pages 134-135.
What is your GOAL? Earn a degree? Transfer? Need to pass a math class to achieve your goal? Math Jam is FOR ALL students - to help you achieve your math goals - from preparing for your upcoming math courses to preparing to re-take the math Assessment (Placement) Test. We provide everything you need - including FOOD and supplies - just come ready to learn ... it's FREE. For more information, visit Math Jam at www.laspositascollege.edu/MathJam .
Are you anxious or nervous about passing algebra? We have numerous ways in which you can complete your math requirement and many different resources available to you for FREE to help you succeed in math! We offer algebra courses in a variety of different modes to meet your learning needs!
- For some students, a one-semester class is TOO FAST. Our Algebra A and B courses are half-paced classes which cover an entire algebra course in two semesters, rather than one. The more relaxed pace allows for more time for the math concepts to sink in.
- We also offer self-paced courses where you can work at your own pace to complete half of a course in a semester in our guided, independent learning program called Math X.
Our algebra courses are also offered online, to help those who cannot make it to campus on a regular basis.
As you can see, there are many different ways to complete an algebra course, from self-paced, to half-paced to online.
To see which mode is best for you, look at all of your choices by clicking on: What are A&B, X&Y and HY?
Need additional help to pass your math class?
There are many different resources available to you for FREE to help you succeed in math! Click here for more information.
This website is a work-in-progress. Comments and suggestions are welcome and should be directed to Teri Henson, Mathematics Website Coordinator.