MATH 002 is designed to help students meet the challenge of first-year Math courses. Classes are small and offer individual attention to each student. This non-credit course is intended primarily for UBC students who need to refresh their basic Math skills. However, non-UBC students who have completed high school or who are over 18 years of age are also welcome.
MATH 002 is a precalculus course that prepares students for the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test and can be used as a prerequisite for a UBC calculus course (MATH 110, 180 or 184). There are no prerequisites, but MATH 001 or a minimum of a “B” in Math 11 or a score of 90% on our MATH 002 Self-Placement Test is recommended.
Topics include composite, inverse, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; sequences and series; and analytic geometry. 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 002 only covers the precalculus part of the high school Grade 12 curriculum. MATH 002 does not cover probability and statistics and the course is not equivalent to high school Math 12.
Students who complete MATH 002 with a final mark of 80% can register in Math 180 or 184. Students who complete MATH 002 with a final mark between 65% and 80% can register in Math 110 without passing the UBC Mathematics Basic Skills Test. Students with a final mark between 50% and 65% are encouraged to write the Basic Skills Test as they may qualify for MATH 110 that way. Students with a lower mark than 50% should repeat Math 002 before registering for a credit course.
Problem sets are an integral part of each course and are assigned from this textbook:
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.