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# Mathematics Support Courses Designed for YOU

Achieve your goals efficiently and successfully with NEW pathways and support options at LPC! Beginning Fall 2019, students are encouraged to enroll directly into a transfer-level course. Students should consider their academic goal, past achievements and experiences, and take advantage of the many resources available to support them at LPC. Many of these courses can be taken tuition-free or for credit depending on your personal needs.

NMAT courses are tuition-free, repeatable, noncredit mathemtics courses.

Concurrent Support | Noncredit Certificate and Support Courses for Math Tutors |

## Math Jam Preparation

Award winning, 1-week before the semester starts, and tuition free! These courses are offered the week before the Fall and Spring semesters. Innovative learning interventions help you prepare for upcoming mathematics courses. Proven to increase student success and retention rates!

Students who attend two NMAT Math Jams can earn a noncredit Certificate of Completion.

NMAT 261 | NMAT 262 | NMAT 263 | NMAT 264 | NMAT 265 | Math 66 |

### NMAT 261 - Math Jam for Prealgebra

Math Jam for Prealgebra is a 1-week support course prior to the start of the semester for students who wish to review foundational prealgebra concepts prior to the start of the semester. This course is designed to prepare students to register for their math courses with confidence, having learned key math concepts and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. NMAT courses are tuition-free, noncredit, and repeatable. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course.

### NMAT 262 - Math Jam for Elementry Algebra

Math Jam for Elementary Algebra is a 1-week support course prior to the start of the semester for students who wish to review foundational elementary algebra concepts prior to the start of the semester. This course is designed to prepare students to register for their math courses with confidence, having learned key math concepts and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. NMAT courses are tuition-free, noncredit, and repeatable. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course.

### NMAT 263 - Math Jam for Intermediate Algebra

Math Jam for Intermediate Algebra is a 1-week support course prior to the start of the semester for students who wish to review foundational intermediate algebra concepts prior to the start of the semester. This course is designed to prepare students to register for their math courses with confidence, having learned key math concepts and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. NMAT courses are tuition-free, noncredit, and repeatable. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course.

### NMAT 264 - Math Jam for SLAM (Statistics, Liberal Arts Math)

Math Jam for SLAM (Statistics, Liberal Arts Math) is a 1-week support course prior to the start of the semester for students who wish to prepare for their upcoming Math 40 or Math 47 transfer-level course prior to the start of the semester. This course is designed to prepare students to register for their transfer-level math courses with confidence, having learned key math concepts and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. NMAT courses are tuition-free, noncredit, and repeatable. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course.

### NMAT 265 - Math Jam for BSTEM (Business Calculus, College Algebra, and Trigonometry)

Math Jam for BSTEM (Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a 1-week support course prior to the start of the semester for students who wish to prepare for their upcoming Math 30, Math 39 or Math 34 transfer-level course prior to the start of the semester. This course is designed to prepare students to register for their transfer-level math courses with confidence, having learned key math concepts and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. NMAT courses are tuition-free, noncredit, and repeatable. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course.

### Math 66 - Math Jam for Calculus (Calculus I, II, and III). Offered for credit only. 1 unit

Math Jam for Calculus I, II and III is a 1-week support course prior to the start of the semester for students who wish to prepare for their upcoming Calculus I, II or III course prior to the start of the semester. This course is designed to prepare students to register for the calculus sequence with confidence, having learned key math concepts and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course.

## Concurrent Support

New! Jam all semester long with RECOMMENDED support during the semester. Offered for credit or tuition-free (noncredit). Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while taking your math class.

Math 66C | NMAT 200C or MATH 100C | NMAT 201C or MATH 101C |

NMAT 202C | NMAT 210C or MATH 110C | NMAT 255C or MATH 55C |

### MATH 66C - Concurrent support for Calculus I, II, and III. Offered for credit only. 1 unit

Math 66C is a RECOMMENDED support course for students currently enrolled in Math 1, Math 2 or Math 3. This 1 unit-lab is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the Calculus math sequence and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while you are taking your math course.

### NMAT 200C or MATH 100C - Concurrent support for SLAM (Statistics, Liberal Arts Math)

NMAT 200C (noncredit) or MATH 100C (1 lab unit) is a STRONGLY RECOMMENDED support course for students currently enrolled in Math 40, Math 47 or Math 33. This course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the SLAM (Statistics, Liberal Arts Math) transfer-level courses and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while you are taking your math course. This class is offered for credit (MATH 100C) or for tuition-free noncredit (NMAT 200C). NMAT courses are repeatable.

### NMAT 201C or MATH 101C - Concurrent support for BSTEM (Business Calculus, College Algebra, and Trigonometry)

NMAT 201C (noncredit) or MATH 101C (1 lab unit) is a STRONGLY RECOMMENDED support course for students currently enrolled in Math 30, Math 39 or Math 34. This course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the BSTEM (Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) transfer-level courses and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while you are taking your math course. This class is offered for credit (MATH 101C) or for tuition-free noncredit (NMAT 201C). NMAT courses are repeatable.

### NMAT 202C

NMAT 202C (noncredit) provides just-in-time math and learning support for students enrolled in a math course. The support course is noncredit, open entry/open exit. The content will prepare students for the rigor the transfer math course by teaching learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses as well as review of relevant basic and secondary education prerequisite algebraic and geometric concepts, and more in-depth investigation of core concepts to their concurrent math course. The course design is to meet the needs of a variety of students, such as students who desire formal, regular ongoing learning supports, students wishing self-place into transfer-level mathematics courses as defined by AB 705, and students who are repeating the course for the second or third time. The support course includes a review of basic and secondary level math relevant to their college-level course, provides study strategies to promote understanding and improve performance, and more in-depth investigation of core concepts that are difficult for students to master and learning skills such as growth mindset, brain research, time management, study skills, test taking, math anxiety and more.

### NMAT 210C or MATH 110C - Concurrent support for Elementry Algebra

NMAT 210C (noncredit) or MATH 110C (1 lab unit) is a STRONGLY RECOMMENDED support course for students currently enrolled in an Elementary Algebra course (Math 110 or NMAT 210). This course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the elementary algebra course and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while you are taking your math course. This class is offered for credit (MATH 110C) or for tuition-free noncredit (NMAT 210C). NMAT courses are repeatable.

### NMAT 255C or MATH 55C - Concurrent support for Intermediate Algebra

NMAT 255C (noncredit) or MATH 55C (1 lab unit) is a STRONGLY RECOMMENDED support course for students currently enrolled in an Intermediate Algebra course (Math 50, NMAT 250, Math 55 or NMAT 255). This course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the intermediate algebra course and learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses. Aligned with your math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while you are taking your math course. This class is offered for credit (MATH 55C) or for tuition-free noncredit (NMAT 255C). NMAT courses are repeatable.

## Foundational and Associate's Degree Level Mathematics Courses

Solidify you math understanding prior to Intermediate Algebra or transfer level math courses. We offer credit and tuition-free (noncredit) foundational and associate degree level math courses to meet your learning needs.

NMAT 250 or MATH 55 | NMAT 250 or MATH 50 | NMAT 210 or MATH 110 | NMAT 207 or MATH 107 |

### NMAT 250 or MATH 55 - Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM (Business and STEM fields)

NMAT 250 (noncredit) or MATH 55 (5 units). Intermediate Algebra concepts, in the service of Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (BSTEM), will be explored in this course including: an introduction to functions; linear and absolute value functions; absolute value equations and inequalities; compound linear inequalities; rational expressions, functions and equations; radical expressions, functions and equations; rational exponents; complex numbers; quadratic functions and equations; inverse of a function; exponential and logarithmic functions; properties of logarithms; exponential and logarithmic equations; conic sections; and systems of equations and inequalities. Multiple representations, applications and modeling with functions are emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: Math 110 or 110B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Mathematics assessment process. May not receive credit if Mathematics 55B or 55Y have been completed. 5 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour. GE: LPC AA/AS

NMAT 250/255 students can petition to get credit by examination.

### NMAT 250 or MATH 50 - Intermediate Algebra for SLAM (Statistics, Liberal Arts Math)

NMAT 250 (noncredit) or MATH 50 (4 units). Core concepts of intermediate algebra are explored within the context of the function. Function concepts covered include: distinction between functions and relations, domain and range, function notation, multiple representation of functions, behavior of functions, operations with functions (including composition), and one-to-one and invertible functions. Types of functions considered: linear, absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions. The course includes an introduction to probability, counting and quantitative data. Standards for mathematical practice, applications of functions, and modeling with functions are emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: Mathematics 110, 110B, or equivalent (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. GE: LPC AA/AS

NMAT 250/255 students can petition to get credit by examination.

### NMAT 210 or MATH 110 - Elementary Algebra

NMAT 210 (noncredit) or MATH 110 (4 units). Elementary algebra concepts, including: real numbers and their properties; algebraic expressions; integer exponents; operations with polynomial expressions; linear and quadratic equations; linear inequalities and set notation; graphs of linear equations and inequalities; slope; systems of linear equations and inequalities; and, an introduction to rational expressions and modeling with linear and quadratic equations. Prerequisite: Mathematics 106 or 107 or 107Y (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Mathematics assessment process. May not receive credit if Mathematics 110B has been completed. 4 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour. GE: LPC AA/AS

### NMAT 207 or MATH 107 - Prealgebra

NMAT 207 (noncredit) or MATH 107 (4 units). This course is intended to serve as a bridge between arithmetic and Elementary Algebra. It includes a review of arithmetic, operations involving signed integers, fractions and decimals, variables and variable expressions, simple linear equations and their graphs, percent and proportion, introduction to statistics, geometry and measurement, and application problems. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

## Noncredit Certificate and Support Courses for Math Tutors

Students who complete NMAT 260A and 260B can earn a noncredit Certificate of Completion. NMAT courses are tuition-free, noncredit, and repeatable.

NMAT 260A | NMAT 260B |

**NMAT 260A**

Math Jam Tutor Training course is designed to train tutors prior to Math Jam in strategies for effectively engaging students in learning difficult math concepts and should be taken with NMAT 260B. Tutors will learn about intelligent practices for mastering material and how to navigate in the online course environment participants will be using during Math Jam. This is an excellent first course for students who are interested in becoming a paid mathematics tutor at Las Positas College or in any educational capacity.

**NMAT 260B**

This Math Jam Tutor Training course supports tutors during Math Jam to apply strategies for effectively engaging students in learning difficult math concepts with participants and should be taken with 260A. Tutors apply knowledge around intelligent practices for mastering material as they tutor participants during Math Jam. This is an excellent second course for students who are interested in becoming a paid mathematics tutor at Las Positas College or in any educational capacity.