MATH 90 and MATH 99 are Extended Studies courses designed to sharpen the basic mathematical skills needed for success in college-level mathematics. Successful completion of MATH 99 satisfies the prerequisite for MATH 1040 (College Algebra). Registration for these course is via the Student Portal. Additional information on registering for MATH 90 and 99 can be found on the relevant Extended Studies page.
Here are descriptions of the two courses.
MATH 90 - Algebra I: Fundamentals of Algebra
Graph and solve first-degree equations and inequalities; convert word problems into first-degree problems; add, multiply, and divide polynomials; use scientific notation; factor and solve word problems involving quadratic expressions; use algebra and coordinate geometry to solve problems involving one or more lines; manipulate algebraic fractions. Administered through the Department of Mathematics. Does not count toward BA or BS degree. Prer., Placement exam. (4 Credits)
MATH 99 - Algebra II: Intermediate Algebra
Equations and inequalities; graphs and functions; systems of equations and inequalities; polynomials and polynomial functions; rational expressions and equations; roots, radicals, and complex numbers; quadratic functions. Administered through the Department of Mathematics. Does not count toward BA or BS degree. Prer., MATH 90 with a grade of “C” or better, or pass the Math Placement Test for MATH 99. (4 Credits)