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Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 14-Jan-24

Summer 2024 | MAT-1030-VO07F - Applied Math Concepts

Flex Class

FLEX courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. FLEX courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Summer 2024 ends on July 5.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-21-2024 to 08-12-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-10-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-08-2024 - 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 is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

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


This is a self-paced asynchronous course which means that students will be starting and progressing at different rates throughout the term. Once you feel like you have a strong handle on the material, and you have completed all of the assignments for the module, you should feel comfortable moving on, regardless of the pace, as long as you complete the course within the semester timeframe. If you are starting at the beginning of the term, you could spend one week on each module to successfully complete the course within the term. If you are starting 7 weeks into the course, you could spend one week covering two modules so that you complete the course successfully within the term.

Suggested progression if you start week 1 of the semester: Complete one module per week.

Suggested progression if you start halfway through the semester: Complete two modules per week.

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

Module 2: Number Theory Part A



QRA Information & Formula Sheet

Module 2 Lecture: Number Theory Part A

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 1.1-1.4


Discussion-Introduce Yourself

Module 1 Assignments - Diagnostic, Level 3, Reflection

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 7: Exam 1 and QRA Practice


Module 6 Lecture: Linear Equations

OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 4.1-4.5


Discussion-Linear Pricing

Module 6 Assignments

Module 7 Assignments

Exam 1

Module 6 Quiz



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 11: Exam 2 and QRA Practice


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 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



Module 14: Final Exam Review




Module 15: Final Exam


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.

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.