Description of Mathematics
A student registering for his/her first mathematics class
at Rio Hondo
College must meet the course prerequisites listed with a college course
OR must take a placement test. (See the assessment test schedule
on page 7 or contact the Assessment Office.) Students should review
math before taking the math placement test. Once placed in the proper
mathematics course, students advance in the sequence according to
Rio Hondo College class prerequisites. If several semesters have
elapsed since a student qualified for a course, it is recommended that
the student see his/her counselor for a recommendation.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS
REGISTERING FOR MATHEMATICS CLASSES
Students registering for any math class, except MATH 020,
should be aware that if they have not met the prerequisite they
will be informed via touchtone or online registration that they are
blocked from registering in these courses. Students who may register
using touchtone or online include the following:
• Students who are currently enrolled in the prerequisite
course will be allowed to enroll pending final grade of “C”
or better.
• Students who have placed into their math class through
the assessment process at Rio Hondo College within the
last two years.
• Students who have completed the prerequisite course with
a “C” or better at Rio Hondo.
The following students should bring assessment results,
grade reports, and/or transcripts with them to their counselor.
• Students who have completed the equivalent prerequisite
course at another college or university with a “C” or better.
• Students who have taken the MDTP assessment test at
another college.
Students wishing to appeal their Rio Hondo assessment placement
or challenge the math prerequisite should contact Elaine
Hemenway at (562) 4637571 or in Room S300 the Math Science
Center (MSC). Students with questions about the assessment placement
process should contact the Counseling Department (A119),
the Math Science Center (S300), or the Division Dean (S233).
COURSE FORMATS
The Mathematics Department offers courses in four
different formats:
LECTUREDISCUSSION  All required course material is presented in
a lecture/discussion format in the classroom.
HYBRID LECTURE/ONLINE  Some of the required course material is
presented in the classroom and some material is presented online.
ONLINE  All of the required course material is presented Online.
INDEPENDENTTUTORIAL  Selfpaced courses are offered in the
Math Science Center (S300). It is recommended that students sign
up for only one unit at a time because this is an open entry class.
For this reason you may sign up only for the “A” unit by phone. If a
student needs more than one unit, they need to come to the MSC
for a signature. All students signing up for courses in the MSC must
attend an ORIENTATION SESSION or read the rules and regulations
themselves. Orientations (given in S300) will be on Monday, June 8
every hour starting at 9:00AM until 4:00PM. All new students will take
an orientation quiz based on the orientation information. The Math
Science Center (MSC) is open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00AM to
5:00PM during June 818; 9:00AM to 9:00PM during June 22July 30;
and 9:00AM to 5:00PM during August 414.
MATH 020
BASIC MATHEMATICS
3 Units or 1 Unit each/Advisory: READ 021 or appropriate assessment and
ENGL 030 or ESL 036 or appropriate assessment. Individual modules to
be taken in sequence.
This course is designed for students who need a review of the basic principles
and skills of arithmetic. The general areas of review are: Operations
with whole numbers and fractions; operations with decimals and proportional
thinking; percent problems and applications to percents. Students
may enroll in MATH 20 in a lecture section for three units of credit or in
individual oneunit modules: MATH 20A, 20B, and 20C in the Math Science
Center (MSC). Instruction in the MSC is given on an independent tutorial,
openentry basis which must be taken sequentially in the MSC over a maximum
period of 24 months. This is a nondegree credit course.
LECTURE/DISCUSSION COURSES 

0221  MTWTh  8:0010:25 AM  GRAHAM L  Rm S303 
EVENING SESSION: 6WEEKS (JUNE 22 – JULY 31, 2009) 

0555  MTWTh  6:008:10 PM  MARTINEZ J  Rm S209 
SECOND SESSION (DAY): 5WEEKS (JULY 13 – AUGUST 14, 2009) 

0201  MTWTh  8:0010:25 AM  TOWHIDLOW M  Rm S303 
MATH 020 INDEPENDENTTUTORIAL COURSES
SESSION: 10WEEKS
(JUNE 8 – AUGUST 14, 2009)
MATH 020A 1 Unit/Coursework includes: Operations with whole numbers and fractions. 

0223  Wkly hrs by arrangement  HEMENWAY E  Rm S300 
MATH 020B 1 Unit/Coursework includes: Operations with decimals, ratios and proportions. 

0224  Wkly hrs by arrangement  HEMENWAY E  Rm S300 
MATH 020C 1 Unit/Coursework includes: Percents and applications for business and consumers. 

0225  Wkly hrs by arrangement  HEMENWAY E  Rm S300 
YOU make the choice!
COURSE FORMATS HYBRID LECTURE/ONLINE  Some of the required ONLINE  All of the required course material is
