# 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** Business Mathematics

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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