Math 1 - Precalculus

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

December 2014
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: three years of high school mathematics. Requisite: successful completion of Mathematics Diagnostic Test at UCLA. Function concept. Linear and polynomial functions and their graphs, applications to optimization. Inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions. P/NP or letter grading. The purpose of Math 1 is to give students a strong preparation for taking calculus. Students completing Math 1 are expected to continue in Math 3A or Math 31A. Math 1 does not satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement for the College of Letters and Science. Math 1 covers material that is ordinarily addressed in the high school curriculum. However, this material is not required for admission to the University of California, and for this reason the course is offered for credit at UCLA. In order to enroll in Math 1, students should have a good background in intermediate algebra. Before enrolling in Math 1, students must take and pass the Mathematics Diagnostic Test at the specified minimum performance level. Students who obtain the grade of C- or better at UCLA in Math 1 may enroll directly in Math 3A or Math 31A without taking the Mathematics Diagnostic Test.

Course Type

Lower Division