- Full-Time Faculty
- Adjunct Faculty
- Mathematics Program
- Student Resources
- Math Assessment/Placement Info
- Math Faculty Resources
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 (current as of Spring 2017).
Click below to learn more about your educational goals.
Degree Goal of Transfer
Non-STEM Discipline Goal of Transfer
STEM Discipline Goal of Technical
The Mathematics Department Coordinator is Ashley McHale (925.424.1351).
Our department is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Division (S.T.E.M.).
Dr. Nan Ho is the Dean of this Division.
Linda Cross is our senior administrative assistant (925.424.1183).
What Courses Should I Take?
Please visit the Mathematics Courses and Prerequisite Chart Page for assistance in selecting the right course for you.
A.S.T. Mathematics Degree (for Transfer)
The Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer is a degree intended for students transfering to the CSU system with a major in mathematics. To learn more about this degree, please consult the Las Positas College 2018-2019 Catalog, pages 177-183.
New and Upcoming Course Offerings
Math 30 College Algebra for STEM (Starting Fall 2018)
College algebra core concepts relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) fields are explored,
such as: polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, absolute value, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; theory
of polynomial equations; and analytic geometry. Multiple representations, applications and modeling with functions are
emphasized throughout. May not receive credit if Mathematics 20 or 45 have been completed. Prerequisite: Mathematics 55, or 55B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Mathematics assessment process. 4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.
Math 110 Elementary Algebra (Starting Fall 2018)
This course, formerly known as Math 65, will cover the same content.
Math 110C Elementary Algebra Co-Requisite Support (Starting Fall 2018)
Students eligible for Math 107 (PreAlgebra) can enroll in Elementary Algebra Math 110 & 110C and skip Math 107. The content in Math 110C will prepare students for the rigor of the math and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. 4 units + 2 units. SAVES 1 semester AND 2 units!
Math 55C Intermediate Algebra for STEM Co-Requisite Support (Starting Fall 2018)
Students eligible for Math 110 (Elementary Algebra) can enroll in Intermediate Algebra for STEM* Math 55 & 55C and skip Math 110. The content in Math 55C will prepare students for the rigor of the STEM and Business pathways and the learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. 4 units + 2 units. SAVES 1 semester AND 2 units!
Do you struggle with math?
Click here for more information about Math Jam.
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 http://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!
- Traditional lecture mode where an instructor will guide you through the material..
- We also offer self-accelerated courses where you can work at your own pace to complete a course in a semester in our guided, independent learning program called the Math Emporium.
Our algebra courses are also offered online as hybrid classes, to help those who cannot make it to campus on a regular basis.
To see which mode is best for you, look at all of your choices by clicking on: Modes of Instruction.
Course Repetition Policy (for replacing a sub-standard grade)
There is a 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.
Please direct comments and suggestions about the Mathematics Department Website to David Powers.