Mathematics

MATH-040: Number Sense, Computation, and Math Study Skills, Credits = 5
Number Sense, Computation and Math Study Skills emphasizes reinforcement of the student's arithmetic background and its application to common mathematical tasks involving integers, fractions, and decimals. There will be dual emphasis on fortification of mental calculation power with minimum reliance on digital calculation and appropriate use of technology in computing. In addition to math skill content, students will be introduced to a variety of strategies designed to reduce math anxiety and improve student success. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or permission of the Mathematics Department.

MATH-071: Pre-Algebra, Credits = 5
MATH 071 exposes students to proportional reasoning and the use of appropriate formulae to model and solve problems. The course emphasizes properties of equality to solve linear equations in one variable and solve a formula for a given variable. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly MATH 070A/072B.

MATH-075: Elementary Algebra, Credits = 5
MATH 075 exposes students to positive integer exponents, operations on polynomial expressions, expressions and equations involving square roots, and linear and quadratic equations. The course focuses on graphing two-variable linear and quadratic equations and on solving problems using linear equations, quadratic equations, and systems of linear equations. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 071 or MATH 72B, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly MATH 074C/076D.

MATH-078: Topics in Intermediate Algebra, Credits = 5
MATH 078 exposes students to the concepts of negative integer exponents, functions, domain, and range, and focuses on exponential and logarithmic functions. The course emphasizes problem solving by introducing Pólya's process. MATH 078 is designed to prepare students for select college-level mathematics courses. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 075 or MATH 76D, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly MATH 078E.

MATH-079: Intermediate Algebra, Credits = 5
MATH 079 exposes students to the concepts of rational exponents, functions, domain, and range, and focuses on exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. The course emphasizes simplifying expressions and solving equations. MATH 079 is designed to prepare students for MATH& 141. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 075 or MATH 76D, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly MATH 078E/080F.

MATH-080: Advanced Topics in Intermediate Algebra, Credits = 3
MATH 080 emphasizes the techniques used to simplify rational and radical expressions and to solve rational and radical equations. MATH 080 is designed to prepare students for MATH& 141. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 078 or MATH 78E, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics Department. Formerly MATH 080F.

MATH-115: Finite Mathematics, Credits = 5
MATH 115 exposes students to mathematical systems encountered in the work of behavioral, managerial, and social science students. Topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, introductory probability, mathematics of finance, and elementary Markov chains. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 078, MATH 078E, or MATH 079, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics Department.

MATH-220: Linear Algebra, Credits = 5
Math 220 designed for students planning to major in mathematics, engineering, computer science, or physics. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, vector spaces, linear transformations, orthogonality and diagonalization. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in MATH& 153, satisfactory placement, or permission of the Math Department.

MATH-238: Differential Equations, Credits = 5
Math 238 is designed for students planning to major in mathematics, engineering, computer science, or physics. Topics include analytic methods of solving ordinary differential equations as well as qualitative and numerical methods for describing their solutions. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in MATH& 153, satisfactory placement, or permission of the Math Department.