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Please note:

  • Compton College  is closed through June 12, 2020. Only essential personnel are allowed on campus, as scheduled.
  • Alternative academic instruction will continue through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.
  • Visit the Compton College COVID-19 webpage for more information.


Directed Learning Activities (DLAs) are self-paced activities for students to review and practice common Math concepts and topics.  DLAs help support classroom instruction and tutoring, as they function as supplemental tools for basic arithmetic review, as well as math 73 and 80 classes.  The DLA begins with a 10-15 minute video on a particular topic.  After viewing the video, the student will immediately complete a worksheet related to the topic, so they can check for understanding and mastery.  Once the worksheet is completed, the student receives a secondary review with a live tutor to work on DLA concepts that are still challenging.  DLAs take approximately 1 hour to complete and are available in the Library-Student Success Center starting Fall 2017. 



  1. Visit the SSC Computer Lab to access the DLA link from the Library-Student Success Center webpage
  2. Select the DLA topic/subtopic and watch the entire video
  3. Go to the SSC front desk to acquire the corresponding DLA worksheet
  4. Complete the worksheet on your own
  5. Go to the Math/Science Tutoring Center and ask a tutor to review your worksheet
  6. Complete the DLA Evaluation Form and submit the form to the SSC front desk staff




Whole Numbers

  • Division of Whole Numbers
  • Multiplication and Exponents of Whole Numbers
  • Order of Operations on Whole Numbers
  • Rounding, Estimating, Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers


  • Intro to Fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • Operations on Mixed Numbers
  • Order of Operations with Fractions
  • Prime Factorization and GCF
  • Simplifying Fractions


  • Adding and Subtracting Integers
  • Multiplication and Division of Integers
  • Order of Operations on Integers


  • Converting Decimals to Fractions
  • Intro, Comparing, Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
  • Order of Operations with Decimals

Rates, Ratios, and Proportions

  • Proportions
  • Rates
  • Ratios


  • Converting Decimals to Percents
  • Converting Fractions to Percents
  • Intro to Percents
  • Word Problems Involving Percents (Part 1)
  • Word Problems Involving Percents (Part 2)

Unit Conversion

  • Unit Conversion Metric

Linear Equations

  • Intro to Variables and Combining Like Terms
  • Intro to Linear Equations
  • Solving Equations Using the Addition Rule
  • Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Rule
  • Solving Two Step Equations


  • Graphing Linear Equations
  • Solutions to Linear Equations
  • The Rectangular Coordinate System


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