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FAQ to succeed in MAT098 – PREALGEBRA



What will I learn in MAT098?

What materials will I need for MAT098?

What websites can I use to prepare for MAT098?

What if I have more questions?



What will I learn in MAT098?

This course reviews fundamental mathematical skills in preparation for introductory college algebra. Course topics include set theory; the study of real numbers including integers, fractions and decimals; algebraic expressions; linear equations and an introduction to graphing on the coordinate plane. 
Students must earn a CN or better to pass the course. Near the end of the course, students will complete a comprehensive, departmental final exam to assess their preparedness to move on to MAT100 Introductory Algebra.

Prerequisite: MAT096, equivalent or placement.

What materials will I need for MAT098?

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

Pre-Algebra/P.O.W.E.R. Learning w/Connect Plus Math by Aleks; Messersmith.  McGraw-Hill
PKG. ISBN #0078128838

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

A scientific calculator, with a square root function, will be required during the second half of the semester.

What websites can I use to prepare for MAT098?

The Math Department at CCC recommends that you review the following prerequisite topics to be successful in MAT098:

  1. Basic Arithmetic Facts: adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing
  2. Place Values: whole numbers
  3. Word Problems: including perimeter and area of a rectangle

You can do this from home by selecting any of the aforementioned topics on the math-tutorial websites listed below; there you will find mini-lectures, worked problems, practice problems and helpful tips.

Review of these topics will prepare you to be successful in the first four weeks when you are getting situated and accustomed to your new environment.


What if I have more questions?

Feel free to contact a member of the Math Department in person, by phone or via email. A list of department member can be found on the CCC website at:

http://www.clinton.edu/MathDepartment/content-staff/gid/85/default.cml

For more details on MAT098 course objectives visit: MAT098 Course Information Sheet