MATH 117–118, MATH 130, MATH 133 and MATH 135

**MATH 117 - MATH 118 College
Algebra in Context I & II (each one
credit)**

**Prerequisite**: Satisfactory performance on the CSU Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam.

**MATH 117 is prerequisite for MATH 118 so this pair of courses must be
completed in order.**

The prerequisite for MATH 117 is enforced through RAMweb.

**Description**: College Algebra in Context emphasizes investigating,
interpreting, applying, and communicating concepts and skills traditionally
identified with college algebra. Topics
include the idea of a mathematical model, linear functions, quadratic functions
and equations, polynomials and polynomial equations, rational functions,
inverse functions, and power functions.
A Texas Instruments TI-83® or
TI-84® graphics calculator is required.

All exams are given on a walk-in basis in the PACe Testing Center (Weber 138).

**MATH 130 Mathematics in the Social Sciences (3 credits)**

**Prerequisites:** Satisfactory performance on the CSU Math
Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam.

Prerequisite is enforced through RAMweb.

**Description**: MATH 130 is
intended to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of the importance
and usefulness of mathematics by showing how discrete mathematics can be used
in planning and decision making. Topics
include voting theory, fair division, optimization, and probability.
MATH 130 is conducted in large
classes using teaching strategies that emphasize cooperative group learning and
active participation. Required
homework/practice problems are completed online. Proctored quizzes are given
outside of class in the PAC*e* Testing Center (Weber 138).

MATH 130 satisfies the mathematics requirement of the All-University Core Curriculum but does not satisfy the prerequisites for any courses that use mathematics (such as economics, physical sciences, and statistics).

**MATH 133 Financial Mathematics (3 credits)**

**Prerequisites:** Satisfactory performance on the CSU Math
Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam.

Prerequisite is enforced through RAMweb.

**Description:** MATH 133 aims to help students acquire vocabulary, conceptual
understanding, and computational skills that will enable them to make informed
financial decisions. Topics include
pricing, taxes, insurance, interest, annuities, amortization, and investments. Financial calculators and spreadsheets are
essential tools in MATH 133.

MATH 133 is conducted in lecture-discussion format. Students solve problems collaboratively in class. After several scheduled sessions in a computer lab, students complete spreadsheet exercises outside of class.

MATH 133 satisfies the mathematics requirement of the All-University Core Curriculum, but does not satisfy the prerequisites for any courses that use mathematics (such as economics, physical sciences, and statistics).

**MATH 135 Patterns of Phenomena I (3 credits)**

**Prerequisites:** Satisfactory performance
on the CSU Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, or ELM Exam.

Prerequisite is enforced through RAMweb.

**Description**: MATH 135 aims
to engage liberal arts students in the exploration of mathematical ideas and
modes of thought and their application in the arts and humanities. Representative topics include symmetry,
levels of infinity, the fourth dimension, contortions of space, chaos and
fractals. (Prior knowledge of these
topics is not assumed.)

MATH 135 satisfies the mathematics requirement of the All-University Core Curriculum but does not satisfy the prerequisites for any courses that use mathematics (such as economics, physical sciences, and statistics).

*For additional information about MATH 117–118 , MATH 130, MATH 133, or MATH
135 *contact

Mathematics Department Office Staff 491-6327

Prof. Paul Kennedy, MATH 117-118 Course Coordinator 491-2497

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Last updated on: April 11, 2014
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