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Foundational Studies courses at Brookdale are courses specifically developed to prepare adult learners for college level course work. The foundational studies math courses are pre-requisites for math, science, business, culinary, automotive, and other college level courses. Math skills, as well as technical and critical thinking and writing skills, are addressed in our math foundational studies courses.


The Accuplacer is the placement tool that all New Jersey Community Colleges use to determine if students require remediation in Math, Reading or Writing.

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There are two areas of mathematics tested by Accuplacer: Computation (Arithmetic) and Algebra.

Students with SAT math scores of at least 530 are waived from taking Accuplacer and can take appropriate college level math.

Foundational Studies Math Courses

MATH 011 – Prealgebra, Part 1

MATH 012 – Prealgebra, Part 2

MATH 015 – Prealgebra
Students have 3 options of delivery for Prealgebra. The Prealgebra course is offered:

MATH 021 – Introductory Algebra

The textbook for MATH 021 is now available as an Open Educational Resource – downloadable free of charge. Click HERE to download.

MATH 025 – Elementary Algebra
Students have 3 options of delivery for Elementary Algebra. Elementary Algebra is offered as MATH 025: