Math 1090 Pre-Algebra

Math 1090 in the Developmental Math Program in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University is a mastery-based course designed to sharpen computational skills involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, geometric figures and word problems.

Math 1090 is a remedial class that does not provide credits towards graduation.



  1. Friday, Jan. 26; 25 minutes
  2. FridayFeb. 9; 25 minutes
  3. Wednesday, Feb. 28; 50 minutes
  4. Wednesday, March 28; 25 minutes
  5. Wednesday, April 11; 50 minutes

If you are unable to attend class on any exam day you must notify Dr. Eisenhart (269) 387-4117 or (269) 873-8194 before the exam or a make-up may be denied.


  1. Problem solving worksheet (Polya method), whole numbers and E-Learning Demo
  2. Whole number properties and  meanings of operators 
  3. Order of operations, variable sense, combining like terms and Exam 1 
  4.  Area verses perimeter and evaluate verses solve
  5. Using variables for problem solving (Polya method), Fraction meaning and Exam 2
  6. Equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and ratios and proportions 
  7. Adding fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions and revisit number properties and variable sense with fractions 
  8. Comparing fraction additions and multiplications and Exam 3 
  9. Spring break
  10. Signed number meaning, comparing signed numbers and adding signed numbers  
  11. Subtracting signed numbers, absolute value and multiplying signed numbers, 
  12. Dividing signed numbers, revisit number properties and variable sense with signed numbers, Exam 4,  meaning of mixed numbers and adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  13. Multiplying mixed numbers, partial products, multiplying polynomials, revisit number properties and variable sense with signed numbers, decimal meaning and comparing decimals
  14. Using estimation and mixed number sense to understand operations with decimals, Exam 5, more proportions 
  15. Solving proportion problems using variables, unit conversions, area verses perimeter and Pythagorean

Monday, March 19 is the last day a student can process an official withdrawal from a class to avoid a failing grade.