Academic Foundations Mathematics

Students enrolled in academic foundations math courses can develop their Math and study skills by participating in a variety of learning activities. The Math Center is equipped with computers, iPads, and other technology to assist students in building their math and study skills. In addition, it is staffed with trained Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders who provide group study and individual SI sessions.

Mission

The Mission of the Academic Foundations Mathematics Department is to provide a learning environment that addresses the needs of our diverse student population. Our goal is to assist students in completing the College's developmental math curriculum and gain the necessary skills to be successful in college-level mathematics courses.

Academic Foundations Mathematics Courses:

The courses we offer can be taken remotely, online, or in-person, and are offered during the day, evening, and weekend for maximum flexibility. 

This workshop is required for all students taking MAT 073, Basic Algebra I. The workshop emphasizes problem-solving.

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This course reviews basic computational skills and problem-solving using these skills. Topics include whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, measurement, and geometry. Placement is determined during the enrollment process by the College Placement Test, Multiple Measures, or Directed Self-Placement.

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Topics in this elementary algebra course include signed numbers, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, quadratic equations, simultaneous equations, and the coordinate system. Placement is determined during the enrollment process by the College Placement Test, Multiple Measures, or Directed Self-Placement.

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This is an accelerated path for students to enroll in both Basic Mathematics (MAT 071) and Basic Algebra (MAT 073) in the same semester. This class meets 2 times per week. There is a mandatory coaching session required for this class which meets weekly for 1 hour. The first half of the semester focuses on the Basic Mathematics concepts followed by the Basic Algebra concepts for the second half of the semester.

This is an accelerated path for students with the option to take a hybrid class, with an online and in-person/remote instructor's support. Hybrid courses last for 7 weeks, students can complete their Academic Foundation path in one semester.

This is an accelerated path for students to enroll in both Basic Algebra and College Algebra in the same semester. This class meets 2 times per week. There is a mandatory Supplemental Instruction (SI) session required for this class which meets weekly for 1 hour following the MAT-100 ALP class.

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Academic Foundations Math Chart

 

Course Catalog PDF Academic Foundations Mathematics Faculty/Staff 

Math Center Location

Free tutoring, Supplemental Instruction sessions, and access to computers available at the center Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Journal Square Campus

Academic Foundations Math Center
263 Academy Street, Room 514
Jersey City, NJ, 07306
(201) 360–5356
afmathcenter@hccc.edu

Academic Support Services Center

The ADJ Academic Support Services Centers (ASSC) offer in-person and online free one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, and workshops to supplement what students are learning in their classes, and reinforce course material, develop confidence, and foster independence throughout the academic year. We invite you to visit the Academic Support Services Center for more information.