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Math Programs

In consultation with the UBC Department of Mathematics, UBC Extended Learning offers non-credit courses in precalculus and calculus to help UBC students who need to refresh their basic math skills and/or prepare for credit courses at UBC. Classes are small, offer individual attention, and are taught by UBC Extended Learning instructors.

MATH 001 (Algebra): Topics include numbers and their properties; exponents, radicals, absolute value, inequalities; functions and their graphs; factoring; solving polynomial, rational, and exponential equations; and the sine and cosine law. MATH 001 is intended for all students who have not studied math recently and who need to establish a solid foundation of skills before continuing with MATH 002 or first year math courses. Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites, but completion of Principles of Mathematics 11 is recommended.

MATH 002 (Precalculus): Topics include composite, inverse, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; sequences and series; and analytic geometry. MATH 002 is intended primarily for regular UBC students who need to refresh their basic math skills or prepare for the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test. This course can also be used as a prerequisite for a UBC calculus course. Students who complete MATH 002 with a final mark of 80% can register in Math 180 or 184. Students who complete MATH 002 with a final mark between 65% and 80% can register in Math 110 without passing the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test. Students with a final mark between 50% and 65% are encouraged to write the Basic Skills Test as they may qualify for MATH 110 that way. Students with a lower mark than 50% should repeat Math 002 before registering for a credit course. Prerequisite: MATH 001 or a minimum of a B in Principles of Mathematics 11, or 90% or higher on our Self-Placement Test.

Registration

For more information, telephone 604.822.9564 or visit UBC Extended Learning.

Page last updated: July 20, 2017

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