Freshman students are initially placed into mathematics courses by their MATH ACT scores, or the results of the NEIU Mathematics Placement Test, or by an appropriate score on the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. Course work indicated by these standards is required.

Transfer students with a grade of “C” or higher from another college or university in a developmental course in “Intermediate Algebra” should contact the Mathematics Department as to whether this course would be recognized as a prerequisite for a college mathematics course at Northeastern.

Steve Ranney, M.S., Coordinator
Lidia Filus, Ph.D., Professor, Chair

MATH-090. Elementary Algebra. 3 Hours.

This course develops the foundations of algebra, beginning with the real number system and its operations. Topics include: variable expressions, linear equations, exponents and polynomials, applications of proportion, percent, and the use of formulas to develop problem solving skills. Freshman students are initially placed into mathematics courses by their MATH ACT scores, their NEIU Mathematics Placement Test scores, or by an appropriate score on the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. (This course does not count toward graduation or GPA.).

MATH-091. Intermediate Algebra I. 3 Hours.

This course develops the foundations of algebra, beginning with the real number system and its operations. Topics include: variable expressions, linear equations and systems of equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring trinomials, and solving equations by factoring. Freshman students are initially placed into mathematics courses by their MATH ACT scores, their NEIU Mathematics Placement Test scores, or by an appropriate score on the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. (This course does not count toward graduation of GPA.).

MATH-092. Intermediate Algebra II. 3 Hours.

This course further develops the concepts and structures of intermediate algebra. A review of linear equations, polynomials, and factoring, prepares students for the study of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations and functions. Additional topics to prepare students for college algebra include: rational expressions and equations, complex numbers, rational exponents, graphing and applications of quadratic functions, and properties of logarithms. Freshman students are initially placed into mathematics courses by MATH ACT scores, NEIU Mathematics Placement Test scores, or by an appropriate score on the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. (This course does not count toward graduation or GPA.).

MATH-101A. Basic Mathematical Reasoning 1. 2 Hours.

This first part of a two-semester stretch course (equivalent to Math 113) provides a foundation for students to become confident and critical users of quantitative information of all kinds: numerical, graphical and verbal. Students analyze data and ideas from a variety of fields, such as psychology, economics, finance, sociology and political science. The course is taught in a computer laboratory environment, where students are introduced to tools for data analysis and presentation. Active learning and reasoning are emphasized. By completing Math 101A and 101B, students needing one credit math course will have completed their math requirement.

MATH-101B. Basic Mathematical Reasoning 2. 2 Hours.

This second part of a two-semester stretch course (equivalent to Math 113) provides a foundation for students to become confident and critical users of quantitative information of all kinds: numerical, graphical and verbal. Students analyze data and ideas from a variety of fields, such as psychology, economics, finance, sociology and political science. The course is taught in a computer laboratory environment, where students are introduced to tools for data analysis and presentation. Active learning and reasoning are emphasized. By completing Math 101A and 101B, students needing one credit math course will have completed their math requirement.
Prerequisite: MATH-101A minimum grade of C.