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# Noncredit Mathematics

The Mathematics Department at Las Positas College offers a wide range of tuition-free, noncredit courses and programs designed to help students be successful in mathematics, from student learning support to being a math tutor. Course offerings include sections from our award-winning Math Jam program, foundational math classes in Prealgebra and Algebra, and our new concurrent support courses. Students interested in developing their tutoring skills can take training courses in our Math Jam mode. Most classes are mirrored in the math department and can be taken for noncredit or credit.

## Certificates of Competency:

- College Mathematics Pathway
- College Mathematics Support
- Foundational Mathematics Pathway
- Foundational Mathematics Support
- Math Jam for College Mathematics
- Math Jam for Foundational Mathematics

## Certificates of Completion:

## Noncredit Mathematics Courses

### NMAT 200C - Concurrent Support for SLAM Mathematics

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Concurrent Support for SLAM Math is for students interested in disciplines that require Statistics and Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) courses. This course offers structured support to students who are concurrently enrolled in a first-level transfer course, such as Statistics and Mathematics for Liberal Arts, and Finite Mathematics. The support course includes material to prepare students for the rigor of the transfer math course by teaching learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses as well as review of relevant prerequisite algebraic and geometric concepts, and more in-depth investigation of core concepts in their concurrent math course. Corequisite: MATH 40 or MATH 47 or MATH 33. 54 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 200H - Drop-in Mathematics Tutoring for High School Students

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This course offers individualized support tailored to high school students seeking assistance with their mathematics coursework. Trained tutors and instructors will provide tutoring in basic skills mathematics subjects. Students will also develop the study skills needed to succeed in their math classes. 1-54 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP/SP

### NMAT 201C - Concurrent Support for BSTEM Mathematics

**0 units**

Concurrent Support for BSTEM Mathematics is for students interested in Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical fields. This course offers structured support to students who are concurrently enrolled in a first-level transfer course, such as College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Business Calculus. The support course includes material to prepare students for the rigor of the transfer math course by teaching learning skills necessary to succeed in college courses as well as review of relevant prerequisite algebraic and geometric concepts, and more in-depth investigation of core concepts in their concurrent math course. Corequisite: MATH 30 or MATH 39 or MATH 34. 54 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 202C - Just in Time Concurrent Support for Mathematics

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This course is just-in-time concurrent support for students enrolled in a first-level transfer course, such as Statistics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus, Mathematics for Liberal Arts, and Finite Mathematics. 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. Corequisite: MATH 30 or MATH 33 or MATH 34 or MATH 39 or MATH 40 or MATH 47. 1-54 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 207 - Pre-Algebra

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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. Students can petition to get credit for the credit Math 107 course by examination. 108 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: OP

### NMAT 210 - Elementary Algebra

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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 modeling with linear and quadratic equations. Students can petition to get credit for the Math 110 Elementary Algebra course by examination. Strongly Recommended: MATH 107 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 107B with a minimum grade of C or NMAT 207 with a minimum grade of C. 72 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: OP

### NMAT 210C - Concurrent Support for Elementary Algebra

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This course is concurrent support for Elementary Algebra. The course is designed to provide additional, formal support to students who are currently taking an Elementary Algebra. It includes a review of arithmetic, algebraic and geometric concepts that are relevant to their Elementary Algebra course, study strategies that promote understanding and improve performance, and more in-depth investigation of core concepts that are difficult for students to master. Embedded are learning skills such as growth mindset, brain research, time management, study skills, test taking, math anxiety and more. Corequisite: MATH 110 or NMAT 210. 54 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Credit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 250 - Intermediate Algebra for SLAM

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This is an Intermediate Algebra course for students interested in fields of study that require Statistics or Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM). Intermediate algebra concepts will be explored in 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), one-to-one functions, and invertible functions. Types of functions considered: 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. Strongly Recommended: MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 110B with a minimum grade of C or NMAT 210 with a minimum grade of C. 108 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: OP

### NMAT 255 - Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM

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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. Students can petition to get credit for the MATH 55 Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM course by examination. Strongly Recommended: MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 110B with a minimum grade of C or NMAT 210 with a minimum grade of C. 90 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: OP

### NMAT 255C - Concurrent Support for Intermediate Algebra

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This course is concurrent support for Intermediate Algebra. The course is designed to provide additional, formal support to students who are currently taking an Intermediate Algebra. It includes a review of arithmetic, algebraic and geometric concepts that are relevant to their Intermediate Algebra course, study strategies that promote understanding and improve performance, and more indepth investigation of core concepts that are difficult for students to master. Embedded are learning skills such as growth mindset, brain research, time management, study skills, test taking, math anxiety and more. Corequisite: MATH 55 or NMAT 255 or MATH 50 or NMAT 250. 54 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 256 - Geometry

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Topics include congruence, similarity, right triangles, trigonometry, circles, expressing geometric properties with equations, geometric measurement and dimension, modeling with geometry, conditional probability and the rules of probability, and using probability to make decisions. Prerequisite: MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C or NMAT 210 with a minimum grade of C. 81 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 260A - Math Jam Introduction to Tutoring

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Math Jam is designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math class. This 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. 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 designed for students who are interested in becoming a paid mathematics tutor at Las Positas College or in any educational capacity. 4 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 260B - Math Jam for Tutors

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Math Jam is designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math class. 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. 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. 5 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 261 - Math Jam for Prealgebra Preparation

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Math Jam is a noncredit program designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math class at a community college. Embedded are essential study and life skills to develop each student holistically, including learning skills and career development. Students will be learning arithmetic and Prealgebra material with the goal of preparing them to be successful in their upcoming class. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in a community college math course. 30-60 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 262 - Math Jam for Elementary Algebra Preparation

**0 units**

Math Jam is a noncredit program designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math class at a community college. Embedded are essential study and life skills to develop each student holistically, including learning skills and career development. Students will be learning prealgebra material with the goal of preparing them to be successful in their upcoming class. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be eligible for and enrolled in a community college math course. 30-60 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 263 - Math Jam for Intermediate Algebra Preparation

**0 units**

Math Jam is a noncredit program designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math class at a community college. Embedded are essential study and life skills to develop each student holistically, including career development. Students will be learning elementary algebra material with the goal of preparing them to be successful in their upcoming class. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course are enrolled in a community college math course. 30-60 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 264 - Math Jam for SLAM Preparation

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Math Jam for SLAM Prep is for students preparing for math courses in Statistics and Probability or Mathematics for Liberal Arts. Math Jam is a FREE noncredit program designed to help students prepare for their upcoming math class at a community college. Embedded are essential study and life skills to develop each student holistically, including career development. Students will be learning prerequisite algebraic and basic probability material with the goal of preparing them to be successful in their upcoming first-level transfer course of Statistics or Math for Liberal Arts class. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course be enrolled in Math 40: Statistics and Probability or Math 47: Mathematics for Liberal Arts at Las Positas College. 30-60 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP

### NMAT 265 - Math Jam for BSTEM Preparation

**0 units**

Math Jam for BSTEM Prep is for students preparing for math courses in College Algebra, Trigonometry, Business Calculus and review prior to Calculus I. Math Jam is a noncredit program designed to help students prepare for their upcoming STEM focused math class at a community college. Embedded are essential study and life skills to develop each student holistically, including career development. Students will be learning pre-transfer level material with the goal of preparing them to be successful in their upcoming class. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course are enrolled in a community college math course. 30-60 hours.

- Non-Degree Applicable, Noncredit
- Grading Option: P/NP