Mathematics Contact
Default: Contact Person:
Suzanne K Lindsay
Phone: (620) 2354400
Fax: (620) 2354429
224 Yates Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762
Mathematics Placement Scheme
Find the student's Mathematics ACT and go down that column until you arrive at the row which best describes the student's High School mathematics background. The mathematics courses which would be appropriate for your student are listed by number in that cell. If a student did well in the HS mathematics courses, then you might choose the higher numbered courses, otherwise it would be wise to choose the lower numbered courses.
ACT Scores  
High School Math Courses 
Lower than 19  1921  2224  25 and above  
No Algebra  019  019  019 or 133  019 or 133  
Algebra I  019  019 or 133  019, 110, or 133  019, 110, or 133  
Algebra I & II  019 or 133  019, 110, or 133  019, 110, or 133  110 or 133  
Algebra I & II 
019 or 133  019, 110, or 133  019, 110, or 133  110, 113, or 133  
Algebra 1 & II 
019 or 133  019, 110, 113, or 133 
113, 122, 126, 133, or 143 
113, 122, 126, 133, 143, or 150 

Algebra I & II 
110 or 133  110, 113, 122, 133, or 143 
113, 122, 126, 133, 143, or 150 
113, 122, 126, 133, 143, or 150 

Algebra I & II 
113, 122, 126, 133, or 143 
113, 122, 126, 133, 143, or 150 
113, 122, 126, 133, 143, or 150 
113, 122, 126, 133, 143, or 150 
Target Audience for Courses:
MATH 019  Intermediate Algebra  intended for those with some algebra background who need more work in algebra before taking Math 110 College Algebra with Review. This is a 4 hour course which meets MF for 60 days.
MATH 110  College Algebra with Review  a 5 hour course which meets MF  intended for those who have a chance of successfully completing College Algebra at a slower pace than is done in MATH 113. Only 3 hours count toward a degree.
MATH 113  College algebra.
MATH 122  Plane Trigonometry.
MATH 126  PreCalculus  intended for students who will eventually have to take MATH 150 Calculus I or MATH 153 Introduction to Analytical Processes, and whose algebra/trigonometry skills are pretty good, but not quite good enough for either 150 or 153. This is a good course for those who want to brush up on their trigonometry and do not have a lot of confidence, even though their ACT score and HS work look good.
MATH 133  Quantitative Reasoning  This course is for students needing a general education course in mathematics. It does NOT prepare students for other math classes and it is NOT intended for students planning to major in a field that requires advanced mathematical skills.
MATH 143  Elementary Statistics
MATH 150  Calculus I