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Position Statement of the American Mathematical Association of Two-year Colleges:

The Appropriate Use of Intermediate Algebra as a Prerequisite Course

WHEREAS, The prerequisites of a mathematics course should be those appropriate to providing a foundation for student success in that course;

WHEREAS, The course description and learning outcomes of a mathematics course determine the level of mathematical literacy, skills, and knowledge necessary for successful completion of the course;

WHEREAS, The equivalent content in intermediate algebra courses is generally required to master the content of algebra-based courses that lead to calculus;

WHEREAS, The equivalent content in intermediate algebra courses is not required to master the content for most college-level mathematics courses that do not lead to calculus;

NOW, THEREFORE, It is the position of AMATYC that:

Prerequisite courses other than intermediate algebra can adequately prepare students for courses of study that do not lead to calculus.

  

Approved at the Delegate Assembly

November 15, 2014

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