What is a Math Co-Requisite (Co-Req)?
- A math co-requisite (“co-req”) course is paired with a college-level math course allowing students to complete a college-level math course in their first year of college.
- The co-req course complements the college-level course, providing support to strengthen foundational skills in mathematics, review material, boost student confidence and increase student success.
Why Co-Req Math?
- Math co-reqs allow students to “skip” one semester of developmental math and finish college-level math in one year (in many cases, in one semester).
- Linking a co-req and a college-level course allows students to meet with the same instructor and classmates all semester, creating a learning community and a support structure for success. The use of co-req courses has shown that beginning-level math students can succeed in college-level courses with extra support.
- Students move into their major courses or programs more quickly.
Co-Req Math Courses
- MATH 0930 (Essential Skills for Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning) is paired with MATH 1190 (Algebraic and Quantitative Literacy) to provide supplemental learning activities that support each unit in the college-level class and build a learning community for students to master the material and succeed in MATH 1190.
- MATH 0940 (Essential Skills for Contemporary Mathematics) is paired with MATH 1240 (Contemporary Math) to offer timely discussions, examples and demonstrations to help engage students and empower them to succeed in MATH 1240.