Math placement in the event of campus closure, remote operations or closure of proctored testing.
Students needing math placement will schedule a virtual or phone appointment with an advisor. The advisor will facilitate the math placement process following the steps below:
- Student math placement should follow the existing procedures on the college website with the following change (#2) when taking the math placement test is the appropriate step.
- Students with no other viable placement method may determine their own placement using the existing high school transcript placement grid on the website. The grid should be used as a guide for the individual to reflect on their last math course taken, grade earned, and length of time since taking the class. Course descriptions and outcomes may also help students choose their best starting math course.
- The advisor will assist the student with registering for the selected math course and waive any applicable prerequisites.
- The advisor will make a note in StarFish indicating the student’s math course choice.
(i.e. high school courses must have been taken within the past two years)
Existing rules still apply. However, if a student is outside the 2 year window, they would typically take Aleks for placement. If Aleks isn’t available we would use the contingency option outlined in #2.
Students who have already attempted or completed a math course at WCC or who have a placement score in SMS are not able to use this temporary informed placement option.
Yes, placement fee rules still apply.
Math 94, Basic Mathematics
- Evaluate arithmetic expressions using the order of operations
- Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and order fractions
- Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and order signed numbers
- Solve for unknowns in proportion and percent problems
- Solve application problems involving fractions, percentages, rates, proportions, and signed numbers
Math 97, Elementary Algebra I
- Solve linear equations and inequalities of one variable
- Analyze relationships between linear equations and their graphs
- Use a variety of methods to solve systems of linear equations, including substitution, elimination, and graphical methods.
- Solve application problems involving linear equations and linear systems.
- Add, subtract, and multiply polynomial expressions.
Math 98, Elementary Algebra II
- Factor polynomials
- Simplify expressions using exponent rules including negative and rational exponents.
- Simplify radical expressions.
- Solve radical equations.
- Solve quadratic equations.
- Analyze relationships between quadratic equations and their graphs
Math 99, Intermediate Algebra
- Solve quadratic equations with real or complex solutions
- Simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations.
- Determine the domain and range of a function represented either graphically, numerically, or symbolically.
- Evaluate functions and their sums, differences, products, quotients, and compositions.
- Analyze the effects of parameter changes on the graphs of functions
- Graph and solve simple exponential and logarithmic equations
- Solve systems of equations with up to 3 variables (including linear and non-linear systems using graphs, substitution, and elimination).
Math 107, Math in Society
- Compute experimental and theoretical probabilities including: odds, complements, compound, conditional, and expected value.
- Analyze and summarize data displayed in tabular and graphical form.
- Compute measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of position, and areas under the Standard Normal Curve.
- Compute the regression line for bivariate linear data.
- Solve application problems using growth/decay models including: linear, exponential, and logarithmic models.
- Compute future and present value, simple and compound interest, credit card debt, annuities, and financial loans.
- Interpret, analyze, and summarize models and sets of data using appropriate mathematical terminology.
Math 141, Precalculus I
- Analyze the graphs of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and piecewise functions.
- Analyze relationships between real and complex zeros, linear factors, and x-intercepts of a polynomial function.
- Solve polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations.
- Perform function composition.
- Analyze the relationships between graphs of conic sections and their standard equations.
Math 145, Algebra Applications for Economics and Business
- Construct regression models (linear, quadratic, cubic, or quartic) representing data, and use them to solve application problems, calculate residuals; state a correlation coefficient and defend the quality of fit.
- Evaluate a linear, quadratic, absolute value, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, piece-wise, or greatest integer function. Determine the domain of at least one of these functions.
- Solve inequalities involving linear, quadratic, absolute value, or rational functions.
- Graph linear inequalities in two variables.
- Solve linear programming problems graphically and apply them to business applications.
- Set up and solve a system of three equations with three unknowns.
- Calculate business application function values. These include simple interest and discount, compound interest, a break-even point, an equilibrium point, an annual percentage yield APY, or amortization values.
- Employ technology to determine the maximum value of the objective function and state where it occurs as an ordered pair.
Math 146, Introduction to Statistics
- Interpret values and draw conclusions from data using appropriate statistical terminology.
- Organize data using tabular and graphical methods.
- Summarize data using numerical measures of center and spread that are appropriate for the data set.
- Compute probabilities, including binomial and Normal probabilities.
- Create confidence intervals for population parameters.
- Conduct hypothesis tests for population parameters.
- Compute the least squares regression line for bivariate linear data.