MATH 001 is intended to provide an introduction to precalculus and concentrates on the development of the concepts and skills required to succeed in MATH 002. This is a basic Math course suitable for students who have not completed a Math course for several years, or who did not achieve the results they needed in high school and want to improve their understanding of algebra in preparation for pre-calculus. There are no prerequisites, but a minimum of high school Math 11 is recommended.
Topics include numbers and their properties; exponents, radicals, absolute value, inequalities; functions and their graphs; factoring; solving polynomial, rational and exponential equations; and the sine and cosine law. Each concept is introduced with a focus on understanding rather than memorization. A moderate pace allows students to monitor their progress and gain confidence in the subject.
MATH 001 is designed to help students meet the challenge of first-year Math courses. Classes are user-friendly and offer individual attention to each student. These non-credit courses are intended primarily for UBC students who need to refresh their basic Math skills. However, non-UBC students who are in Grade 12 or who are over 18 years of age are also welcome to register.
Problem sets are an integral part of each course and are assigned from these textbooks:
Baratto, Stefan. Beginning Algebra, 8th ed. McGraw-Hill.
Sullivan, Michael. Precalculus, 10th ed. Prentice Hall.
How to Register
- UBC degree program students can register online for this course through the UBC Student Service website.
- All other students can register online by choosing a section below.
The format of this course is in-class.