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MATD 0421: An Innovative Approach for Developmental Math

Targeted instruction in the math skills you need for College Algebra

Do you enjoy learning with technology? Are you strong in some areas of math, but need help in others? Maybe you simply need a refresher before taking College Algebra, or you’re repeating Elementary or Intermediate Algebra but don’t need to start at the beginning again.

Your solution may be Developmental Math (MATD 0421). Following the personalized curriculum, you can bypass the topics you already know and spend time learning new topics. Likewise, students who have been away from math can spend a single semester reviewing both Elementary and Intermediate Algebra before taking on College Algebra.

MATD 0421 classes are offered primarily in the ACCelerators at select campuses.

Is MATD 0421 the right math course for you?

MATD 0421 is available for students ready to learn or improve their algebra skills. It is designed to prepare you for College Algebra (MATH 1314) and as an alternative to the following traditional lecture courses:

  • Elementary Algebra (MATD 0370)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MATD 0390)

Learn the MATD 0421 way

Attend class during your scheduled times and plan to work outside class to meet the learning progress requirements. You’ll complete most coursework using the ALEKS software on a personal computer, or your mobile device. There are also paper-and-pencil assignments and tests.

How you’ll get started

On the first day, instructors, tutors, and staff will help you log on to ALEKS. You’ll then answer a series of math questions that give you credit for the things that you already know and identify which concepts you need to master. When you finish, ALEKS generates a learning “pie” individualized just for you.

Working through your ALEKS ‘pie’

With help from ALEKS and guidance from your instructor and tutors, you’ll take an active role in your math learning. You are encouraged to work as hard as possible to accomplish as much as you can within the semester. You may even complete your developmental math sooner than you expected, saving both time and money.

Learn more

Speak with an advisor on campus, call the Mathematics Program Specialist (Christie Allen-Johnson 512-223-7350), or email for more information.

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