# Description of Mathematics

MATH 111 92 Pre-Algebra
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
3 credit hours (4 credit hours starting Fall 2003)
Prerequisite: Placement by exam
Develops the arithmetic of real numbers ; uses ratios, proportions, and percents to solve real -life problems;
reviews measurement and practical geometry emphasizing applications to perimeter, area and volume of
common geometric figures; integrates the use of graphing calculator technology. A graphing calculator is
required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics Department for recommended
models.
For information, contact Randy Gallaher: 618-468-4848;

MATH 112 92 Elementary Algebra
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 111 or placement by exam
Presents basic operations on algebraic expressions ; integer exponents and scientific notation; solution of linear
equations and inequalities in one variable with applications; linear equations in two variables; graphs of linear
equations; forms of the equation of a straight line; systems of linear equations in two variables with
applications. A graphing calculator is required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the
Mathematics Department for recommended models.
For information, contact Kevin Bodden: 618-468-4849;

MATH 116 92 Intermediate Algebra
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 112 or placement by exam
Presents operations on polynomials ; laws of exponents and integer exponents; binomial products; factoring
polynomials; solution of equations by factoring; operations on rational algebraic expressions; solution of
equations involving rational algebraic expressions ; rational exponents, roots , and radicals ; solution of quadratic
equations by completing the square and the quadratic formula ; applications of quadratic equations. A graphing
calculator is required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics Department for
recommended models.
For information, contact Kevin Bodden: 618-468-4849;

MATH 129 92
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 111 or placement by exam
Explores mathematical topics as they bear upon accounting, economics, finance, measurement, and
merchandising. Designed for students in business and related disciplines.
For information, contact Carol Kender: 618-468-4615;

MATH 131 92 College Algebra
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 116 or placement by exam
Presents algebraic and graphical solutions of linear and non -linear equations and inequalities and their
applications; functions and graphs; ratio, proportion, and variation; theory of equations; algebraic functions;
logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of linear and non-linear equations; matrices and determinants
and their applications. Integrates graphing calculator technology into the learning process. A graphing
calculator is required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics Department for
recommended models.
For information, contact Kevin Bodden: 618-468-4849;

MATH 137 92 Elementary Mathematical Models
Offered: Fall
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 116 or placement by exam and C or better in MATH 113 or high school
geometry.
Provides the opportunity for students to be active participants in the solution of important, interesting and
challenging problems. The emphasis on learning mathematics by doing mathematics will allow students to build
their own knowledge base of algebraic and geometric models. The course will also help students to acquire the
mathematical "habits of mind" necessary to use mathematics and mathematical principles in their subsequent
course work, their jobs, and their personal lives. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics
Department for recommended models.
For information, contact Kevin Bodden: 618-468-4849;

MATH 145 92 General Education Statistics
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 116 or placement by exam, and MATH 113 or high school geometry
Examines the collection, organization and interpretation of both univariate and bivariate quantitative data using
graphical and numerical descriptive methods ; develops necessary sampling distribution theory through
computer simulation and actual experimentation; provides the opportunity to design and carry out real
experiments to estimate unknown population parameters and to test hypotheses about those parameters.
Emphasizes the use of microcomputers and calculators to perform analyses throughout the course. A graphing
calculator is required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics Department for
recommended models.
For information, contact Randy Gallaher: 618-468-4848;

MATH 165 92 Elementary Mathematical Models
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 131 and either MATH 113 or high school geometry. A
graphing calculator is required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics
Department for recommended models.
Introduces calculus as it is applied to business, economics, the behavioral sciences, the social sciences, biology
and medicine. For students planning to major in these areas rather than in mathematics, engineering, physics or
chemistry.
For information, contact Kevin Bodden: 618-468-4849;

MATH 235 92 Statistics
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
4 credit hours
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 131 or either MATH 113 or high school geometry
Examines basic concepts of statistical analysis used in decision making in business, social and life sciences,
including probability and how uncertainty is dealt with in real life . Includes assembly and summarization of
data
, measures of central tendency and variability, probability theory, discrete and continuous probability
distributions, estimation, one- and two-sample hypothesis testing for means and proportions, correlation
regression analysis, multiple regression , chi-square, and one-way analysis of variance. Integrates graphing
calculator technology and statistical computer software in the learning process. A graphing calculator is
required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics Department for recommended
models.
For information, contact Randy Gallaher: 618-468-4848;

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