Math Offerings

Lead Instructor:
J.B. Meeuwenberg
jon.meeuwenberg@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0486

Paraprofessional:
Marcia Truxton-Frye
marcia.truxton@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0259

If you need a review of your basic math skills or are a bit apprehensive about enrolling in a 100-level math course, the College Success Center offers several options for you.

Option 1: Free, Self-paced Review
We use a program called ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) to help determine students’ readiness for college mathematics courses. Participations in this program is free and includes guided support to help students refresh their foundational math skills. It is not required, but it is recommended if any of the following apply:

  • It has been 10 years or more since you took any math class.
  • You finished high school with a GPA below 2.2, or you don’t remember your GPA.
  • You generally earned C’s or lower in high school math classes.
  • You feel unsure about your ability to complete a college-level math course successfully without a refresher.
  • Your ACCUPLACER NEXTGEN score was between 200–250.

Click here to find out more: ALEKS PPL, or contact marcia.truxton@muskegoncc.edu


Option 2: Prerequisite Math Courses

We offer several courses that help you prepare for whichever 100-level course you may need.

FOR PRE-NURSING STUDENTS:

MATH 035F: Metrics (0.5 credit hours)
Students will learn how to perform metric conversions as well as convert between the U.S. and metric systems of measurement. This course lasts 6–7 weeks, is taught in an asynchronous online format, and is offered twice each fall and winter semester and once each summer.

NOTE: This course is only required when assigned by a placement test. Visit the MCC Testing Center or the Nursing Department for more information.


FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED ONE OF THESE COURSES:

  • MATH 105 (MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS)
  • MATH 107A (MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS)
  • MATH 115A (PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS)

MATH 097 – Math Literacy (4 credit hours)
This course is designed for students pursuing a field of study outside of mathematics, science, and engineering. The course integrates numeracy, algebraic reasoning, data literacy, functions, equations, and modeling. Topics include a review of operations with integers and rational numbers, ratios and proportions, percent, conversion of various units, pattern recognition, reading and writing algebraic expressions, use of calculators, application of formulas, solutions of linear and quadratic equations, graphs of linear and exponential functions, linear and exponential models, introduction to data, introduction to displays of data, measures of central tendency, and weighted averages.

NOTE: This course is designed for students pursuing a degree/career that does not require significant high-level work in mathematics or physical sciences. This is not required for students prior to taking MATH 105, MATH 107A, or MATH 115A, but it is strongly recommended for students who:

  • Finished high school with a GPA below 2.2.
  • Generally earned C’s or lower in high school math classes.
  • Feel unsure about their ability to complete a college-level math course successfully without a significant refresher.

MATH 098 is also an acceptable prerequisite for MATH 105 and MATH 107A.

MATH 099 is also an acceptable prerequisite for MATH 115A.


FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED ONE OF THESE COURSES:

  • ASTR 105A (COSMOLOGY)
  • CHEM 100A/LEC (FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY)
  • CHEM 109A/LEC (CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE)
  • ECON 101A (PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS)
  • ECON 102A (PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS)
  • MATH 105 (MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS)
  • MATH 107A (MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS)
  • MATH 109A (COLLEGE ALGEBRA)
  • MATH 115A (PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS)
  • MATH 141 (PRECALCULUS)
  • PHSC 101A (INTRODUCTORY PHYSICAL SCIENCE)

MATH 098 – Fundamentals of Algebra (4 credit hours)
This is a course focusing on algebra as the language of mathematics and science. The goals of the course are to develop correct algebraic thinking, writing, and manipulations skills in students. Topics include: solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing and finding linear equations for given data, solving systems of linear equations, integer exponents, polynomial operations (factoring and factorable equations), operations with rational expressions, compound inequalities and absolute values, fractional exponents and radicals, graphing parabolas, solving quadratic equations, and applications.

NOTE: This course is designed for students pursuing a degree/career that does require significant high-level work in mathematics and/or physical sciences. It is an intense, one-semester review of essential topics from introductory and intermediate algebra.

It is not required for students prior to taking ECON 101A, ECON 102A, MATH 109A, MATH 115A, or PHSC 101A, but it is strongly recommended for students who are not extremely fluent in algebra.

This course (or MATH 099) may be required prior to taking CHEM 100A or CHEM 109A.

This course may be required prior to taking MATH 141 or ASTR 105A.


For more information about course placement, and to help you decide which math course is right for you, visit https://www.muskegoncc.edu/course-placement/.


Academic support from the math paraprofessional is available for any of the College Success Center math courses listed above.