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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 K12/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142733Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M10/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142752Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M11/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142776Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K11/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142786Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K12/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142790Applications Utility MathONL4Stetson B15/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142796Applications Utility MathONL4Stetson B19/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143003Applications Utility MathMC4Krishnan V3/24/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-04:26 PM LA100
 111143008Applications Utility MathMC4Krishnan V2/24/0Open$12.00M W  11:00 AM-01:26 PM BTC170
 111143166Applications Utility MathMC4Sanchez A7/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-08:26 PM LA440
 111147830Applications Utility MathHYBMC4Maddox A6/24/0Open$12.00M  03:00 PM-05:26 PM BTC100
W  03:00 PM-05:26 PM WEBWEB
 111147854Applications Utility MathHYBMC4Maddox A5/24/0Open$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 M6/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142713Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M9/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142751Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M7/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142784Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M12/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143007Applications Utility MathMC4Shields K5/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC160
 111143123Applications Utility MathRMT4Maddox A6/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 111112717Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/2Closed$12.00 
 111112773Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M21/31/0Open$12.00 
 111112774Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K19/31/0Open$12.00 
 111112792Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K28/31/0Open$12.00 
 111112793Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K29/31/0Open$12.00 
 111113041Applications Utility MathMC4Carley D0/24/0Closed$12.00M W  04:00 PM-06:26 PM BTC160

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 111112711Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/1Closed$12.00 
 111112722Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111112723Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M15/31/0Open$12.00 
 111112772Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K8/31/0Open$12.00 
 111113018Applications Utility MathMC4Krishnan V0/24/10Closed$12.00M W  09:00 AM-10:54 AM BTC170
 111113038Applications Utility MathMC4Carley D16/24/0Open$12.00M W  01:00 PM-02:54 PM BTC320
 111113040Applications Utility MathMC4Shields K19/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM BTC100
 111113042Applications Utility MathMC4Shields K20/24/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM LA260
 111113115Applications Utility MathMC4Joshi R0/24/4Closed$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA440
 111113120Applications Utility MathMC4Staff22/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM BTC350

Key: Day of the Week

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