Math 89/90/91/0920/0930 Exit Exams

Textbook: You can also study for the Math 89/90/91/0920/0930 exit exams by practicing homework problems from the course textbook. (Actually, any book on Beginning and Intermediate Algebra should contain most or all of these topics. The campus library has many books on Beginning and Intermediate Algebra.)


For Math 89, the textbook is Beginning Algebra, Second Custom Edition for CSULA, ISBN-10: 1-256-67969-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-256-67969-1. This custom edition was created by taking chapters from the book Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0321785126, ISBN-13: 978-0321785121) as well as from the book Geometry: Fundamental Concepts and Applications by Alan Bass (ISBN-10: 0321473310, ISBN-13: 978-0321473318). The custom edition we use for Math 90 and Math 91 was also created with pages from Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0321785126, ISBN-13: 978-0321785121). The topics to study are symbols and sets of numbers, fractions, variable expressions and equations, operations on and properties of real numbers, simplifying algebraic expressions, addition and multiplication properties of equality, solving linear equations. The sections to study are Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8, Geometry Section 7, Geometry Section 8 (skip the section on Sectors and Arc Length), Geometry Section 9.

For Math 90, the textbook is Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Third Custom Edition for CSULA, ISBN-10: 1-256-65863-4. This custom edition was created by taking chapters from the book Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0321785126, ISBN-13: 978-0321785121). The topics to study are the rectangular coordinate system, linear equations, slope, functions, systems of equations, exponents, operations on polynomials, special products of polynomials, negative exponents, scientific notation, division of a polynomial by a monomial, factoring, quadratic equations. The sections to study are Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 (only cover dividing by a monomial---skip polynomial long division), 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7.

For Math 91, the textbook is Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Third Custom Edition for CSULA, ISBN-10: 1-256-65863-4. This custom edition was created by taking chapters from the book Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0321785126, ISBN-13: 978-0321785121). The topics to study are rational expressions, graphing linear and nonlinear functions, radical expressions, rational exponents, rationalizing denominators, radical equations, complex numbers, quadratic equations, completing the square, quadratic formula, graphs of quadratic functions, parabolas, circles, summation notation, counting methods. The sections to study are Sections 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.7, 8.1, 8.2, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.5, 11.6, 13.1, 14.3, counting methods supplement.


Campus tutorial services: Free tutoring in math is available at the Math Tutorial Center (SH C357) and at the University Tutorial Center.

Old final exams: Old final exams for Math 89, 90, and 91 can also be used for additional practice problems, but not as a comprehensive study of the entire course. 

General exit exam info: More information about exit exams can be found at /academic/math/exitexams.html.

This information is current as of June 2013. For updates or for more information, please contact the Math Department, 323-343-2150, Simpson Tower F206.