Math Courses

The information for each of the general studies courses provided below will assist students in understanding the course components; these include course descriptions, example syllabi, exam review problems, and additional information that will assist students in preparing for the course.

MAT 117 | MAT 142 | MAT 170 | MAT 171 | MAT 210 | MAT 211 | MAT 242 | MAT 243 | MAT 251 | MAT 265 | MAT 266 | MAT 267 | MAT 270 | MAT 271 | MAT 272 | MAT 275 | MTE 301 | STP 226 | STP 231

Looking for additional help? Go to Math Central or access Course Videos online.

Attendance Policies

It is important to attend all your math classes and access your online course materials for ASU Online and iCourse sections to ensure you do not miss any course assignments or supplemental instruction. Failure to attend class (or access your online course) at the start of the term could result in an instructor-initiated drop for non-attendance.

Your course syllabus should contain a class attendance policy, if it does not please contact your instructor for attendance expectations and consequences. If you have excessive absences, as defined by your syllabus, you may fail the course due to non-attendance which will record on your transcript as a failing grade of E.

Should you have questions about your course's attendance policies please contact your instructor or our department at or 480-965-7195.

Proctoring for ASU Online and iCourse Classes

If you are enrolled in an ASU Online or iCourse section of a math or statistics course, your course exams will most-likely be proctored using an online service through RPNow. Your instructor will provide further details in the course syllabus. If you have any questions, speak with your course instructor.

Math Placement Assessment

Prior to enrolling in classes, incoming students will complete the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment. 
This includes:

  • Incoming first-year students who have already received AP math credit. 
  • Students transferring from another college or university.
    • If you have taken a math course at your prior institution and earned a grade of C or better, please check to review course transferability.

ASU will use your ALEKS assessment score and your major math requirements to identify the appropriate math course for your math skills and academic goals. If you have any questions, connect with your advisor.
This placement assessment is adaptive. Your first attempt will be used to provide a measure of your current mathematical knowledge. The system will then construct modules that will assist in developing your skills with the hope of improving your score in future attempts if you wish to retake the test.
Once you've begun the Math Placement Assessment, you have two hours to complete it. You cannot save your place and come back to the assessment. Allow 24-48 hours for your score to appear on My ASU.