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# MATH 150 Trigonometry

*What is MATH 150?*

*Which schools does MATH 150 transfer to?*

*Who typically* takes MATH 150?*

*What can I do to be successful in MATH 150?*- Plan to study outside of class at least 6 hours each week, or more if it has been a while since you have taken a math class.
- Study actively by doing practice problems, making note cards, and making study guides.
- Attend professor's student hours (office hours) and math support centers regularly.
- Form study groups with other students in class and try to explain problems as you do them.

*Where can I get help if I am struggling with MATH 150 topics?*

*"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein*Trigonometry plays an integral role in calculus and has a wide range of applications in architecture, surveying, astronomy, physics, engineering, construction, marine biology, navigation, and crime scene investigation.

*Math concepts frequently used in MATH 150*

*?*- Basic arithmetic, including fractions
- Basic algebra, including simplifying expressions, factoring, and solving equations
- Pythagorean theorem and similar triangles
- Graphing using transformations
- Inverse functions

*Where can I brush up on math concepts frequently used in MATH 150?*- Join the MATH 150 Math Jumpstart Canvas page, created by Mt. SAC math faculty, with topic-based modules that include under 5-minute refresher videos and practice problems to review at your own pace.
- Enroll in a free faculty-led noncredit math prep class through AIME (Academic Instruction for Math and English) in Mt. SAC’s School of Continuing Education.

- MATH 150+15 Trigonometry w/ Support [5 units]
- MATH 160 Precalculus Mathematics [4 units]
- MATH 180 Calculus I [4 units] or MATH 180+18A Calculus I w/ Support [6 units]

Note that course numbering does not indicate difficulty of course content. If you have further questions about which course is right for you, please speak to a counselor.

**Anyone can learn trigonometry! It is not a skill set that one is either born with
or not. YOU are capable not only of learning trigonometry, but also of excelling in
trigonometry!**

For additional trigonometry help, please visit the Math Activities Resource Centers (MARCS) or the Academic Support and Achievement Center (ASAC).