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Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 26-Oct-23

Spring 2024 | MAT-1030-VO03 - Applied Math Concepts

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-23-2024 to 05-06-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-24-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration


Jennifer McNeil
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Julie Dalley

General Education Requirements

This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Mathematics
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course develops students’ ability to think quantitatively and use mathematics as a problem-solving tool in their professional and personal lives. Mathematical applications are selected from a range of business, human services, health, and political topics. Concepts include: set theory, visual representation of data, operations in the real number system, geometry, linear and nonlinear equations, linear systems, personal finance, probability, and statistics. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite: Math & Algebra for College or equivalent skills.

Essential Objectives

1. Apply basic concepts of set theory and use Venn diagrams to solve problems related to surveys and probabilities.
2. Utilize real number system operations (fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, and unit conversions) in the interpretation and analysis of problems from a variety of fields.
3. Analyze and interpret linear and nonlinear relationships using graphs and equations and apply algebraic techniques and models to a variety of problems.
4. Apply geometric concepts including angles, areas, volumes, and the Pythagorean Theorem.
5. Examine and apply the concepts of probabilities using a variety of methods including counting techniques, frequency tables, probability distributions, pie charts, written summaries, and graphs.
6. Apply basic statistics, using sampling, tables, charts, graphs, means, standard deviation and normal distribution, to interpret and draw conclusions from data.
7. Compute and analyze the impacts of simple and compound interest, and analyze finance applications related to savings, taxes, discounts, loans, and purchases.
8. Select and perform appropriate procedures to solve mathematical problems arising in various disciplines and demonstrate proficiency in interpreting, evaluating, and presenting quantitative data and information.
9. Demonstrate proficiency on the quantitative reasoning graduation assessment.
10. Apply quantitative reasoning to analyze social justice problems in a variety of different contexts and consider whether these approaches are just and equitable.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


This course develops students’ ability to think quantitatively and use mathematics as a problem-solving tool in their professional and personal lives. Mathematical applications are selected from a range of business, human services, health and political topics. Concepts include: set theory, visual representation of data, operations in the real number system, geometry, linear and nonlinear equations, linear systems, personal finance, probability and statistics. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite:Math & Algebra for College or equivalent skills.

During this course, there will be review exercises, problems, quizzes, and exams to assess your learning. You will also complete practice QRA quizzes in order to prepare for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment towards the end of the course.

Demonstrate Your Learning forums are a part of every learning module and are post-first discussions, which means that you will post your reply before seeing the replies of others. Discussions will be graded based on the following rubric:

Meets Expectations Approaching Expectations Does Not Meet Expectations Points
Analysis Discussion posting shows significant evidenceorunderstandingof the assigned topic or mathematical problem. (4 points) Discussion posting shows minimal evidence orunderstandingof the assigned topic or mathematical problem.(2 points) Discussion posting shows no evidence orunderstandingof the assigned topic or mathematical problem.(0 points) 4 points
Connections Discussion postdemonstrates connections to other mathematical content or to day-to-day life.
(4 points)
The discussion postinghas minimalconnections by the student.
(2 points)
There are noconnectionstatements
(0 points)
4 points
Professional Communication The discussion post is clear and demonstrates knowledge and evidence of the assigned topic. There are no grammatical errors.
(2 points)
The discussion post contains few grammatical errors and gives some evidence of the assigned topic.
(1 point)
The discussion post contains grammatical errors and does not effectively give evidence of the assigned topic.
(0 points)
2 points
Total Points: 10 points


Rubrics are attached to each of your discussions and assignments. It’s important to review the grading rubrics before starting your work so that you will know exactly how your work will be assessed. Please review the instructions forviewing assignment rubricsand forviewing discussion rubrics.


It is important to review feedback for your assignments and discussions to see where you are meeting expectations and where additional work may be needed. You canreview rubric resultsfrom the instructor for your assignments and discussions. Your instructor may also leavegeneral commentsorannotation feedbackwithin the assignment link.

Evaluation Criteria

Your final grade will be based on the following assessments:

Assignment Category Grade Weight Percentage
Demonstrate Your Learning Forums 20%
Module Assignments 20%
Quizzes 30%
Exams 30%

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


Module 1: Introduction and Review of the QRA



QRA Information

QRA Formula Sheet


Discussion-Introduce Yourself

Module 1 Assignments - Diagnostic, Level 3, Reflection



Module 2: Number Theory Part A


Module 2 Lecture: Number Theory Part A

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 1.1-1.4


Discussion-Number Theory

Module 2 Assignments

Module 2 Quiz



Module 3: Number Theory Part B


Module 3 Lecture: Number Theory Part B

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 1.5-1.10


Discussion-Home Renovation

Module 3 Assignments

Module 3 Quiz



Module 4: Linear and Non-Linear Problem-Solving


Module 4 Lecture: Linear and Non-Linear Problem-Solving

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 2.1-2.7


Discussion-Linear Pricing

Module 4 Assignments

Module 4 Quiz



Module 5: Number Theory and Geometry


Module 5 Lecture: Number Theory and Geometry

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 3.1-3.4



Module 5 Assignments

Module 5 Quiz



Module 6: Linear and Non-Linear Problem Solving continued


Module 6 Lecture: Linear Equations

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 4.1-4.5


Discussion-Linear Pricing

Module 6 Assignments

Module 6 Quiz



Module 7: Exam 1 and QRA Practice


Module 7 Assignments

Exam 1



Module 8: Statistics


Module 8 Lecture: Statistics

OpenStax Intro Stats: Sections 2.1-2.5


Discussion-Careers in Statistics

Module 8 Assignments

Module 8 Quiz



Module 9: Probability


Module 9 Lecture: Probability

OpenStax Intro Stats: Sections 3.1-3.3, 3.5


Discussions-Casinos and Cards

Module 9 Assignments

Module 9 Quiz



Module 10: Probability and Statistics Application Problems


Module 10 Lecture: Review of Probability and Statistics Problems

OpenStax Intro Stats: Review Sections 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.3, 3.5


Discussion-Probability & Stats

Module 10 Assignments

Module 10 Quiz



Module 11: Exam 2 and QRA Practice


Module 11 Assignments

Exam 2



Module 12: Consumer Math


Module 12 Lecture: Consumer Math

Math in Society: pages 197-221


Discussion-Buying a Home

Module 12 Assignments

Module 12 Quiz



Module 13: Set Theory


Module 13 Lecture: Set Theory

Math in Society: pages 319-329


Discussion-Set Theory Applications

Module 13 Assignments

Module 13 Quiz



Module 14-Final Exam Review / QRA


Module 14-Final Exam Review



Module 15 - Final Exam


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

Students' participation is required each week in the discussion forum prompt. In addition each week, respond to two other students for full credit on your discussion board post.

Missing & Late Work Policy

  • Assignments are due by the deadline.
  • The course week is posted on Tuesdays with due dates on Fridays and Mondays.
  • For those times when you may have an extenuating circumstance for completion of assignments, I will drop one homework and one quiz grade at the end of the semester.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.