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Course Description

Mathematics - MATH 111

Applications - Utility of Math (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is intended for students who do not wish to pursue the study of mathematics by following the standard sequence of courses, but who need to develop some competency in mathematics for an Associate of Arts degree. This course includes the practical application of mathematics. Topics covered in the course include geometry, managing money, interest, installment buying, credit cards, loans, probability, statistics and graphing.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 47 with grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math or 75 CPT-Arithmetic.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving simple or compound interest.
  • Solve consumer problems involving installment buying, credit cards or mortgages.
  • Use annuity formulas in problems involving retirement planning or college savings.
  • Use combinations or permutations to count the number of ways an event could occur.
  • Solve problems using basic principles of probability.
  • Use frequency distributions or histograms to display data sets.
  • Analyze a data set using measures of central tendency and variation.
  • Draw conclusions about a normal distribution.
  • Solve systems of linear equations graphically or algebraically.
  • Solve optimization problems using linear programming.
  • Calculate perimeter, area and volume of geometric shapes and solids.
  • Solve problems involving similar triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem or right triangle trigonometric ratios.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x- and y-intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write linear equations and inequalities in two variables to represent a practical application.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Spring; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/7/2018

 111122411Applications Utility MathOnline4McCoy M$12.0031/31/0Open 
 111123006Applications Utility Math 4Boysen T$12.0031/31/0OpenM T W R  09:00 AM-11:07 AM BTC160
 111123053Applications Utility Math 4Maheshwari N$12.0031/31/0OpenT R  05:30 PM-09:43 PM BTC320

Summer; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/2/2018

 111132411Applications Utility MathOnline4McCoy M$12.0031/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 111112717Applications Utility MathOnline4McCoy M$12.007/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 111112711Applications Utility MathOnline4McCoy M$12.004/31/0Open 
 111112722Applications Utility MathOnline4McCoy M$12.002/31/0Open 
 111113010Applications: Utility of Math 4Halaberda S$12.002/28/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM LA110
 111113018Applications: Utility of Math 4Balayeva O$12.0012/31/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-10:54 AM BTC170
 111113059Applications: Utility of Math 4Balayeva O$12.009/31/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM BTC160
 111113115Applications Utility Math 4Halaberda S$12.000/31/0ClosedT R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA440
 111113120Applications Utility Math 4Smith D$12.000/31/0ClosedT R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM BTC350
 111216221Applications: Utility of Math 4Balayeva O$12.0014/30/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:54 PM RC480