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Course Description

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Mathematics - MATH 111

Applications - Utility of Math

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

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 a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 75 CPT-Arithmetic, 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra, 260 NGA-Arithmetic or 230 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 111142714Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K20/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142752Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M24/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142776Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142786Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K27/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143008Applications Utility MathMC4Krishnan V0/16/3Closed$12.00M W  11:00 AM-01:26 PM BTC170
 111147830Applications Utility MathHYBMC4Maddox A1/16/0Open$12.00M  03:00 PM-05:26 PM BTC100
W  03:00 PM-05:26 PM WEBWEB
 111147854Applications Utility MathHYBMC4Maddox A10/16/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:26 PM BTC100
W  06:00 PM-08:26 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 111142711Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M1/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142713Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M19/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142751Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M26/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142784Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143123Applications Utility MathRMT4Maddox A4/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB

Spring; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/10/2021

 111122411Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M12/31/0Open$12.00 
 111122414Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M17/31/0Open$12.00 
 111122419Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M16/31/0Open$12.00 
 111123012Applications Utility MathRMT4Maheshwari N9/24/0Open$12.00T R  04:00 PM-08:13 PM WEBWEB

Spring; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 05/10/2021

 111122428Applications Utility MathONL4DiDonato J13/31/0Open$12.00 
 111122442Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K10/31/0Open$12.00 

Summer; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2021

 111132410Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M1/31/1Closed$12.00 
 111132411Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111132412Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111132414Applications Utility MathONL4Stetson B2/31/0Open$12.00 
 111133004Applications Utility MathMC4Maheshwari N0/16/1Closed$12.00T R  04:00 PM-08:13 PM BTC300

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday