Course Description

The student will extend his or her understanding of mathematical structures and patterns by studying selected topics chosen from problem solving, sets, logic, numeration systems, geometry, probability and statistics, and consumer mathematics. For each topic studied, the student will be able to explain the basic concepts and apply them to the solution of specific problems.


MATH 021, [MATH 96D] - Introductory Algebra, or MATH 022 - Algebra Skills, or MATH 025 - Elementary Algebra or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

MATH 035 - Geometry, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.


A Survey of Mathematics with Applications by Angel, Porter, ©2001. Addison - Wesley Educational Publishers Inc.

Course Outline

There are eight units in the course. At the beginning of the semester, your instructor will select from these eight a minimum of four units that will comprise the particular course of study for the semester. With this course syllabus, your instructor will include a written document outlining the particular units he/she will include in the course. The units are:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Sets
  3. Logic
  4. Numeration
  5. Geometry
  6. Probability
  7. Statistics
  8. Consumer Mathematics


  1. Attend every class.
  2. Read the sections of the textbook corresponding to the material covered in class, preferably before the class.
  3. Do all homework problems assigned.
  4. Ask questions if you experience difficulty.
  5. Seek assistance in the Math Lab if you need extra help.
  6. Consider forming study groups with your classmates.

If you have a documented disability and would like to request accommodations and/or academic adjustments, contact the Disability Services Office (formerly Adaptive Services) at (732) 224-2730 or TTY (732) 842-4211.


You will be evaluated in each of the units covered. The method of evaluation will be primarily in-class testing using three unit tests and will also include quizzes, labs, projects and/or homework assignments. Your instructor will give a written handout outlining the specifics for your class on the first day of the semester and/or at the beginning of each unit. Tests will be given in class and there are NO makeups on these tests. Students who miss a test are assigned a grade of zero for that test.

For each unit, weights will be assigned as follows:

Labs, Projects and/or homework assignments20%

Final Grade

Your final grade will be an average of the three unit grades.

If your average is:The final grade is:
90 - 100A
80 - 89B
70 - 79C
60 - 69D
Below 60F


INC is only given at the discretion of the instructor. This may occur in documented cases of hardship or emergency. In this case, the student must meet with the instructor to discuss the work that must be completed to earn a grade in the course.


A student may withdraw from the course, without penalty, up to a date specified by the college. The instructor will make the students aware of the deadline. If a student does not withdraw from the course but stops attending, the grade at the end of the semester will be F.

NOTE: As of January 1999, all courses taken and grades earned will be reported on a student's transcript.

Core Competencies

The following objectives of Brookdale Core Competencies (CC) are included in this course. Students will:

The course tests, quizzes, labs and other assignments are used to assess student attainment of these competency objectives within the context of the course curriculum.