Mathematics

Phone:
707-467-1053

 


Placement Info  |

2020-2021 Placement Information

What Math Class Should I Enroll In?

Mendocino College Math Class Choices

Mendocino College uses a multiple measures placement process to help you choose the math class that is best for you based on both your experience and your degree pathway.

 

Last Math Class Completed
with a C or better

STEM, Business Administrative,
&  Health Majors

Statistics & Liberal Arts Majors

Level 1 courses:
Last class ≥10 years ago or 
no Algebra

With a multiple-measures assessment, you may be able to opt-out of corequisite requirements.

Any GPA
MTH 80 + corequisite support

Any GPA
Math 79 or
MTH 178 + Math Lab

Level 2 courses:
Any Algebra, Geometry, or 
Integrated Math I and/or II

With a multiple-measures assessment, you may be able to opt-out of corequisite requirements.

Any GPA
MTH 80 + corequisite support

A/B in either College-prep Alg. I, Geometry, or Integrated Math II 
Math 80

Any GPA
MTH 79 or
MTH 178 + Math Lab

GPA ≥ 2.8
MTH 178 or
MTH 220 + corequisite support 

Level 3 courses: 
Algebra II
Integrated Math III

GPA ≥ 3.2 or 
A/B in last math course completed

MTH 121 (STEM)
MTH 220 or 230 (Business)

GPA < 3.2
MTH 80* (STEM) or MTH 220* 
*corequisite support recommended

GPA ≥ 3.2 or A/B in course
MTH 178 or MTH 220

GPA < 3.2
MTH 178 or
MTH 220*
*corequisite support or 
math lab recommended 

Level 4 courses:
Trigonometry
Precalculus or higher

If you passed a higher level math course with an A/B or an AP exam with a score ≥ 3, you may be eligible for higher STEM placement with a multiple-measures assessment.

GPA ≥ 3.0 or 
A/B in last math course completed

MTH 200 (STEM)
MTH 220 or 230 (Business)

GPA < 3.0
MTH 121 (STEM)
MTH 220 or 230 (Business)

Any GPA
MTH 178 
or 
MTH 220

Students who wish to place higher than the default placement may take an additional multiple measures assessment.  It is recommended that students majoring in Business Administration for Transfer take MTH 220 before taking MTH 230.

Corequisite / Math Lab Courses

  • The corequisite support for Math 80 is Math 31/531. 
  • The corequisite support for Math 220 is Math 32/532.
  • Math lab = Math 40A, 40B, 40C, 40D, or 540.       
  • Note: 531, 532, 540 are 0 credit courses.

Notices Regarding Placement:

  • If you have any questions about which classes to take you are encouraged to meet with a Counselor. Call 468-3048 to get an appointment.
  • All students may be able to place out of a required co-requisite by completing a Multiple Measures Assessment with a counselor.  Call 468-3048 to get an appointment. 
  • Students may also challenge the prerequisite for the class they want to take.  The prerequisite challenge form is available HERE.

If you have been out of high school for more than ten years...

  • You can meet with a counselor to discuss appropriate classes for your educational and career goals.  Call  468-3048 to schedule an appointment
  • If you have taken any college math here or at another institution, bring your transcripts to Admission and Records to determine which classes you can take.
  • Enroll in one of the open access courses:  MTH 79, MTH 80 with a corequisite, or MTH 178 with math lab. Co-requisites/labs may be waived by taking a multiple measures assessment with a Counselor.
  • You may challenge the prerequisite for the class you want to take. See link above.

Pathway Information   |

2020-2021 Math Pathway Information

For all Math pathways, there are foundational and standard coursework options. The foundational courses are MTH 46 Pre-College Mathematics and MTH 60 Elementary Algebra, which are open to all students.

Standard coursework depends upon the course of study, and is formalized into the following math pathways:

  • B-STEM & Health Math Pathway: For students who are majoring in or seeking to transfer in a STEM-related discipline, including Nursing and other health fields, Computer Science and Business Administration. This pathway provides a rigorous sequence that includes extended STEM applications that will prepare students for transfer to a CSU or UC.

  • Statistics & Liberal Arts Pathway: For students who do not require B-STEM coursework.  This pathway satisfies the institutional requirement for an Associate Degree and provides students with the flexibility of choosing a mathematical literacy course that best suits the requirements of their degree, certificate, or program for transfer with coursework that is CSU and/or UC transferable.

Pathways offer an overview of the coursework available.  Students should meet with a counselor to develop a plan that will meet the requirements of their educational goals.  Coursework in the pathways is as follows:

B-STEM & Health Math Pathway

The entry point for a student pursuing this pathway will be determined by placement or prerequisite. MTH 80 Intermediate Algebra for STEM is the base course for all students in this pathway. Once the Intermediate Algebra requirement is satisfied, there are three options within the pathway that are dependent on degree requirements.

The standard STEM pathway, in order taken, includes: MTH 121 Trigonometry; MTH 200 Precalculus; MTH 210 Calculus 1; and MTH 211 Calculus 2, after which MTH 212 Calculus 3 and MTH 214 Linear Algebra can be taken in any order.  The sequence is completed with MTH 215 Differential Equations.

The standard Health field and Business pathway consists of MTH 220 Statistics.  For some students, a co-requisite support course may be required.

Students seeking a Business Administration Associate Degree for Transfer will take MTH 230 Business Calculus.  If the student will also need MTH 220 Statistics for their program, it is suggested that this course is taken before MTH 230 Business Calculus.

Statistics & Liberal Arts Pathway (for those not requiring B-STEM transfer coursework)

This pathway offers 3 courses in quantitative reasoning that are designed to meet the requirements for a variety of majors that do not require an extensive B-STEM background.

Those who are seeking a degree or certificate but do not wish to transfer will likely find that MTH 79 Mathematics for Technical Fields will meet their program requirements.  This course was designed with the needs of CTE students in mind but is suitable for those in non-CTE disciplines as well.  MTH 79 is an open entry course for students with any level of mathematical background.

Those who are seeking an Associate degree and plan to transfer to a CSU may find that MTH 178 Applied Math will meet their degree and transfer requirements.  This course offers an overview of mathematical topics that focuses on useful applications and mathematical reasoning in society.  MTH 178 is an open entry course that may require a co-requisite Math Lab for some students.

Those who are seeking an Associate degree and plan to transfer to a UC or CSU and/or are in a major that requires a course in statistics should take MTH 220 Statistics.  For some students, a co-requisite support course may be required.  Those who do not qualify for statistics through the placement process can first enroll in either MTH 79, MTH 178, or MTH 80 to meet prerequisite requirements.

 

Faculty  |

Contact Info, Office Hours, and Biographies

Professor Roger Ahders

  • Office: 9182
  • Phone: 707-468-3136
  • Email: rahders@mendocino.edu
  • Fall 2020 office hours (see Canvas for access information):
    • Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-5:15pm via Zoom

Roger grew up in Cloverdale and attended Santa Rosa Junior College, graduating with an AA from SRJC. He went on to earn his BS in Mathematics from Sonoma State University and his MS in Mathematics from Oregon State University. Roger joined the faculty at Mendocino College in 1998. 

Roger says that the best part of his job is that wonderful moment when a student who previously had trouble with math, suddenly “Gets It!” He likes teaching his students “the strategies of the game” so they can successfully solve problems on their own.

When he is not working, Roger enjoys hanging out with family, hiking, fishing, and other “outdoor stuff.” He is married and has two children.

 

Professor Leslie Banta

  • Office:  9174
  • Phone: 707-467-1053
  • Email: lbanta@mendocino.edu
  • Fall 2020 office hours (see Canvas for access information):
    • ​Mondays & Wednesdays: 2pm-3pm
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10am-11:30am

Leslie was raised in Ukiah and attended Mendocino College, graduating with an AA in Liberal Arts with highest honors. She went on to earn her BA in Mathematics from Sonoma State University, graduating with honors and distinction, and her Master of Science Degree from Dominican University of California.  Leslie joined the faculty of Mendocino College in 2010.   Prior to teaching at Mendocino College, she taught high school math, most recently at Redwood Academy of Ukiah. 

Leslie is a recipient of the Leila and Simon Peskoff Award, a national award that recognizes contributions to the education profession in the area of mathematics taught during the first two years of college. Her professional interests include math history, writing in math class, student equity, mentoring and professional development.

Leslie is the campus rep for both the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges (CMC3), where she serves as Treasurer, and the American Mathematical Association of Two Year College (AMATYC), where she is a Project ACCCESS Fellow (Cohort 9). 

Leslie is married and has two children, both of whom attended Mendocino College.  Some of her personal interests are spending time with her family (including her dog), reading, scrapbooking, and wine tasting. She thinks there are few things better than time spent with grandchildren. 

Herself a recipient of Mendocino College Foundation scholarships when she was a student, Leslie, along with her mother, established the Les Gregg Family Scholarship, a perpetual scholarship that honors her late father.

 

Professor Chantal Cimmiyotti 

  • Office: 9177
  • Phone:  707-467-1021
  • Email: ccimmiyotti@mendocino.edu
  • Fall 2020 office hours (See Canvas for access info.):
    • Tuesdays: 10am-11:30am
    • Wednesdays: 3pm-4pm
    • Thursdays: 6pm-7pm 
    • Friday 10am-11:30am
    • And by appointment

Chantal Cimmiyotti was raised on the Mendocino Coast and attended UC Santa Barbara for her undergraduate and graduate education.  Chantal has a BA in Mathematics-High School Teaching track, a Master’s in Education, and a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics.  After college she returned to the coast to teach and “give back” to her community. She taught at Fort Bragg High for seven years.  Upon her engagement, she moved to Ukiah and taught full-time at Ukiah High School and part-time at Mendocino College for two years.  She joined the full-time faculty at Mendocino College in Fall 2017.  She looks forward to helping the diverse student population at Mendocino College. She loves seeing the growth of her students, whether it is an increase in content knowledge, in confidence, or in a reduction of anxiety when it comes to math.  Chantal is a board member of California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges (CMC3) and was a fellow in the American Mathematical Association of Two Year College (AMATYC) Project ACCCESS program (Cohort 15). She enjoys traveling, playing board games (especially backgammon), and spending time with her daughter, husband, and cat.

 

Professor Jason Edington

  • Office: 9178
  • Phone: 707-467-1004
  • Email: jedington@mendocino.edu
  • Fall 2020 office hours (see Canvas for access information):
    • ​Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:00pm-5:30pm
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:30am-12:30pm
    • Fridays/other times: by appointment

Jason Edington is originally from Southern California where he worked as a pizza restaurant manager, a mechanic, a vacuum salesperson, and several other odd jobs during his non-traditional path to becoming an educator. After starting a family, he earned his High School Diploma at the age of 23. From there he attended Saddleback Community College where he found a much different experience than high school and a love for education! He earned his AA in Mathematics and went on to earn his BA and MA in Mathematics from CSU Fullerton.

Jason came to Mendocino College in 2004. Since then, he has become very involved in the college and statewide academic matters. In the math department, Jason has designed or co-designed all of the online courses, and continues to work towards expanding the offering of these courses. His educational focus is on learning how to study, with an emphasis on how to read and study a math book.

Jason has served a Co-Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa, the International Community College Honor Society, since his second semester at Mendocino. He is also very active on campus committees, including having served several years on Academic Senate. Jason was a member of Cohort 3 of Project ACCCESS (American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges) and has served as a Network Committee member.

Jason is married and has two children, both of which have attended Mendocino College. In his spare time, he enjoys acting and directing local theatre, and spending time with his wife and children. His mathematical interests lie in Algebra and Number Theory.​

 

Professor Casey Terrill

  • Office: 9180
  • Phone: 707-468-3228
  • Email: cterrill@mendocino.edu
  • Fall 2020 office hours (see Canvas for access information):
    • Mondays: 1pm-2pm
    • Wednesdays: 8am-9am
    • Thursdays: 12pm-2pm
    • Fridays: 8am-9am
    • and by appointment

Casey grew up in Santa Rosa and went to the University of San Francisco for her BS. She then went to Washington State University where she earned her MS.  As a graduate student, her research focus was on Couette flow simulations in molecular dynamics.  She is a new addition to the faculty as of 2015.  She especially looks forward to helping students who have "math-phobia" feel comfortable and successful in math class.

In her downtime, Casey’s favorite thing to do is play with her yellow lab mix, Nala.  She also enjoys spending time with her husband, going to conferences, and looking at dog pictures on the internet.

 

In addition to these full-time math instructors, we have several excellent adjunct (part-time) instructors.

 

Textbooks-Fall 2020  |

The following textbook list is for the Fall 2020 semester.

 

Course

Textbook

Calculator (Some programs can loan you a calculator for the semester)

Other

MTH 30

No textbook required

 

 

MTH 32/532

Covered with textbook for MTH 220

 

 

MTH 40, 41

No textbook required

 

 

MTH 46

XYZ All-Access Pass ISBN# 978-1-936368-56-3

OR

Prealgebra (w/ Access Code), McKeague, XYZ Textbooks

9781936368662

TI-30XIIS  / TI-34

Low Cost Option: XYZ Access Passes are valid for one year and for any book in their collection.

MTH 60

XYZ All-Access Pass ISBN# 978-1-936368-56-3

OR

Elementary Algebra, Turner (w/ Access Code), XYZ Textbooks

9781630980634 

TI-30XIIS  / TI-34

Low Cost Option: XYZ Access Passes are valid for one year and for any book in their collection.

MTH 79

Elementary Technical Mathematics, 12th Edition; Ewen, Dale (Cengage)

9781337630580

Scientific Calculator (TI-30XIIS Recommended)

Architectural Scale Ruler (Triangle Style)

MTH 80

XYZ All-Access Pass ISBN# 978-1-936368-56-3

OR

Intermediate Algebra (w/Access Code), Turner/Mckeague, XYZ Textbooks

9781630980504

TI-89

(TI-83 or TI-84 recommended if not continuing on STEM track, TI-83/84 is better if going on to Statistics than the TI-89) 

Low Cost Option: XYZ Access Passes are valid for one year and for any book in their collection.

MTH 121

Alegebra and Trigonometry (excerpt, Mendocino College Custom), Openstax, Abramson

TI-89

 

MTH 178

Quantitative Literacy: Thinking Between the Lines, 3rd Edition; Crauder, Bruce, et. al., (Freeman),

9781319050726

 

 

Course pack will be made available to students. Instructor will contact students.

High students in dual enrollment should check with their school regrading textbooks.

MTH 200

XYZ All-Access Pass ISBN# 978-1-936368-56-3

OR

Precalculus: Building Concepts and Connections (w/ Access Code), 2nd edition; Narasimhan, XYZ Textbooks

978-1-630980-20-7

TI-89

Low Cost Option: XYZ Access Passes are valid for one year and for any book in their collection.

MTH 210

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition- Stewart

9781285741550

TI-89

Optional: 

Solutions Manual for Stewart Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition, 9781305272422

MTH 211

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition- Stewart

9781285741550

TI-89

Note: This is the same textbook as is used in MTH 210

Optional: Solutions Manual for Stewart Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition, 9781305272422 (this is the same as the one for MTH 210)

MTH 212

Multivariable Calculus, 8th Edition, Stewart

9781305266643

TI-89

Optional: Student Solutions Manual, Chapters 10-17 for Stewart's Multivariable Calculus, 8th Edition, 9781305271821

MTH 214

Linear Algebra & Its Applications, Lay, 2015

978-0321982384 

TI-89

 

MTH 215

Not offered in Fall

TI-89

 

MTH 220

Required: Statistics (Knewton Course Access Code)

978-1-63545-107-8 

TI-83 / TI-84

​Optional: Introductory Statistics, OER, Illowsky, 978-1938168208

High students in dual enrollment should check with their school regrading textbooks.

MTH 230

Calculus for Business & Economics, Banta, Fall 20

TI-83 / TI-84

Course pack will be made available to students. Instructor will contact students.

MTH 540

No Textbook Required

None

 

 

 

 

 

Degree Requirements  |

Math Associate in Science for Transfer Degree Requirements 

Mathematics is the language of science and is used to describe the real world as well as abstract concepts. It is the basis for all modern technological advances. The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics or similar major. Priority admission with junior status to the CSU system will be granted. Students completing this degree are exempt from Mendocino College Institutional

Requirements

Required Core Courses

MTH 210 Calculus and Analystic Geometry I 5 units
MTH 211 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5 units
MTH 212 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 5 units

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a minimum of 7 units from below with at least 3 units from Group A.

Group A    
MTH 214 Linear Algebra 4 units
MTH 215 Differential Equations 3 units

 

 

 

 

 

Choose remaining units (if needed) from Group B.

Group B    
MTH 220 Statistics 4 units
PHY 220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 units

 

 

 

 

 

Total Units: 22 - 23

Plus the general education requirements for a total of 60 units.