Foundation Studies Mathematics Courses

 

Course Credits Prerequisites Notes
MAT 019 Rapid Review Math 1

This course provides a rapid review of pre-algebra: integers, fractions and decimals. Placement testing and advising is included at the end of the review to determine the best math placement for the student for the remainder of the semester.

MAT 030 Foundations of Math 4

This course is designed to prepare non-STEM major students for MAT 130, Quantitative Reasoning. Cultivates student skills in interpreting, understanding, and using quantitative information. Develops facility with numeracy, problem solving strategies, proportional and statistical reasoning through a quantitative literacy lens. Fosters skills in reading and writing quantitative information. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts.

MAT 033 Algebra for Statistics 4 MAT 020*

As an alternative pathway toward college-level mathematics, this course introduces fundamental algebra concepts within an underlying framework of statistics and mathematical modeling based on real-world data. Major concepts and themes include: problem solving and experimental design; unit analysis and error in measurement; dimensional analysis and scientific notation; representing data and coordinate graphing; introduction to basic descriptive statistics and probability theorems; basic geometric principles (area, volume, perimeter); arithmetic operations on numbers, ratios, summations,and percents; solution and manipulation of formulas; modeling relationships (linear and exponential regression); solving equations and inequalities; and function arithmetic and graphing. Appropriate technology includes a graphing calculator. The mathematics department recommends that the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the recommendation is that the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

MAT 039 Beginning Algebra 4 MAT 020*

Students will build algebraic skills working with linear, polynomial, expressions and equations. The course particularly emphasizes graphs and equations of lines, factoring techniques, and methods of solving quadratic equations. The mathematics department recommends that the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the recommendation is that the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.