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Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1638
(909) 274-6398
hgriffithAT_mtsac.edu


BAUniversity of California, Berkeley
MSCalifornia State University, Los Angeles


Hugh Griffith

I obtained a B.A. degree in 1989 from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.S. degree in 1996 from Cal State LA, both in pure mathematics. I started my teaching career in 1990 at the high school level, working for Los Angeles Unified School District. Then in 1998 I found my true home at Mt. SAC. I truly enjoy teaching mathematics at all levels, from basic math through calculus. I enjoy meeting students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and who learn in so many different ways. I believe that Mt. SAC is the best place in the world to teach and learn mathematics!


I am so excited that you have decided to take Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ! Your success is important to me, so to help prepare you for the next part of your educational journey, I would like to share some information with you about my courses and classroom environments.


Click on one of my classes below to explore the structure and goals of each class.

    • Math 180 Fall 2024

      Online Class Search:
      ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


      Prerequisites: Math 135 and Math 150, or Math 160, or Appropriate Placement


      Class Structure:
      My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-Campus traditional exams.


      A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 180/181: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by Stewart, is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets and textbook problems, and will not be collected.


      Required Materials:

      Writing Utensils

      Scientific Calculator


      Helpful Foundational Skills:
      Factoring
      Rationalizing with Conjugates
      Trigonometric Quantities
      Trigonometric Identities
      Graphing Basic Functions
      Properties of Logarithms
      Properties of Exponents


Please make sure to log in to your Canvas courses daily to keep up with all announcements, materials, and due dates. Canvas can be accessed through your Mt. SAC portal or at https://mtsac.instructure.com.


My office hours will be held on-campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I look forward to working with everyone, and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


The Math and Computer Science Department is committed to helping our students achieve their math educational goals. We want you to succeed and excel in transfer-level mathematics. We recognize your potential and are here to support you! Whether you are here to obtain a degree, complete transfer requirements, or simply expand your knowledge, we will strive to provide resources that you may need along your journey. Explore the resources below for more information on how our campus can help you achieve your educational goals.


** This information is subject to change, before the start of the term. Please contact me if you have any questions.