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Mathematics Contact

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Tim Flood

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Contact Person:
Suzanne K Lindsay

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Phone: (620) 235-4400
Fax: (620) 235-4429

Address:
Mathematics Department
224 Yates Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Mathematics Placement Scheme

Find the student's Mathematics ACT and go down that column until you arrive at the row which best describes the student's High School mathematics background. The mathematics courses which would be appropriate for your student are listed by number in that cell. If a student did well in the HS mathematics courses, then you might choose the higher numbered courses, otherwise it would be wise to choose the lower numbered courses.

ACT Scores
High
School
Math
Courses
  Lower than 19 19-21 22-24 25 and above
No Algebra 019 019 019 or 133 019 or 133
Algebra I 019 019 or 133 019, 110, or 133 019, 110, or 133
Algebra I & II 019 or 133 019, 110, or 133 019, 110, or 133 110 or 133

Algebra I & II
Geometry

019 or 133 019, 110, or 133 019, 110, or 133 110, 113, or 133

Algebra 1 & II
Geometry
Trigonometry

019 or 133 019, 110, 113,
or 133
113, 122, 126,
133, or 143
113, 122, 126,
133, 143, or 150

Algebra I & II
Geometry
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus
(also Sr. Math or Analysis)

110 or 133 110, 113, 122,
133, or 143
113, 122, 126,
133, 143, or 150
113, 122, 126,
133, 143, or 150

Algebra I & II
Geometry
Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus
Calculus

113, 122, 126,
133, or 143
113, 122, 126,
133, 143, or 150
113, 122, 126,
133, 143, or 150
113, 122, 126,
133, 143, or 150

 

Target Audience for Courses:

MATH 019 - Intermediate Algebra - intended for those with some algebra background who need more work in algebra before taking Math 110 College Algebra with Review. This is a 4 hour course which meets M-F for 60 days.

MATH 110 - College Algebra with Review - a 5 hour course which meets M-F - intended for those who have a chance of successfully completing College Algebra at a slower pace than is done in MATH 113. Only 3 hours count toward a degree.

MATH 113 - College algebra.

MATH 122 - Plane Trigonometry.

MATH 126 - Pre-Calculus - intended for students who will eventually have to take MATH 150 Calculus I or MATH 153 Introduction to Analytical Processes, and whose algebra/trigonometry skills are pretty good, but not quite good enough for either 150 or 153. This is a good course for those who want to brush up on their trigonometry and do not have a lot of confidence, even though their ACT score and HS work look good.

MATH 133 - Quantitative Reasoning - This course is for students needing a general education course in mathematics. It does NOT prepare students for other math classes and it is NOT intended for students planning to major in a field that requires advanced mathematical skills.

MATH 143 - Elementary Statistics

MATH 150 - Calculus I