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Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 01-Jan-23

Spring 2023 | MAT-1030-VO11 - 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: 01-24-2023 to 05-08-2023
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-12-2023 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-26-2023 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration


Joe Casciari
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Julie Dalley

General Education Requirements

This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
  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, 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 mathematical 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.


Textbook / Materials

There is no required textbook for this course. Links to on-line textbook materials that we will refer to for this class will be provided in the Canvas site for the class.

A paper copy of Elementary Algebra, 2nd edition, by L Marecek, A Smith, A H Mathis (ISBN13 9781975076467) can be purchased at the CCV bookstore. This is optional.

Students will need to access the course on Canvas and should also have access to Zoom.

Lecture notes will be provided on Canvas as PDF files, along with practice problems.

Video lectures will be posted as MP4 files on Canvas

Weekly zoom meetings will be available to go over homework problems and course material.

Students should own or have access to a calculator that can add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate square roots.

Course Work


Twelve short quizzes will be posted, one each week there is a new topic introduced. Quizzes are designed to be ½ hour in length and cover the previous week's lecture.

Quizzes are open book and open notes. Quiz due dates will be posted and will typically be due within two weeks of the topic being introduced via (optional) Zoom meeting. If you know ahead of time that you cannot complete a quiz on time, let me know so I can make arrangements with you.

Students can miss three quizzes or drop their two lowest quiz scores. The best nine quiz scores are used in computing each student’s grade.


Homework problems are assigned at the end of each lecture (listed at the end of each week's lecture notes). Homework is optional, is not graded, and does not need to be turned it. It is strictly for student learning and practice. Solutions will be posted for student reference.


Students are required to submit a paper (roughly 3 typewritten pages in length – this is a guideline) on a mathematics topic of their choice. Reports can be submitted online via canvas or can be sent to the instructor via email. They by midnight May 1st.

Midterm and Final Exams:

A midterm exam will be posted partway through the semester, and a final exam will be posted during the last week of class (see syllabus). Each will be open book and open notes. The midterm will be due two weeks after posting, and the final exam will be due midnight May 8th.

Quantitative Reasoning:

Students will be provided with links to practice and take the quantitative reasoning test during the semester (Passing the QR is a degree requirement at CCV). Taking the QR entitles a student to replace their lowest quiz score with a score of 90%, while passing the QR entitles a student to replace their lowest quiz score with a score of 100%.

Grading Breakdown

Quizzes = 40% Report = 10% Final = 25% Midterm = 25%

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


Set Theory


Quiz 1



Number Theory and Integers


Quiz 2



Real Numbers (Exponents, Fractions)


Quiz 3



Linear Equations


Quiz 4



Word Problems


Quiz 5



Ratios and Unit Conversions


Quiz 6



Midterm Exam



Linear Functions


Quiz 7





Quiz 8



Financial Mathematics


Quiz 9





Quiz 10



Statistics Part 1


Quiz 11



Statistics Part 2


Quiz 12



Review / Catch-up


QR Test



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

This course will be run online through its Canvas site. We will have weekly Zoom meetings, but attendance will not be required. The semester begins January 24th and ends on May8h.

Students will need to access the course on Canvas and should also have access to Zoom.

Lecture notes will be provided on Canvas as PDF files, along with practice problems.

Video lectures will be posted as MP4 files on Canvas

Weekly zoom meetings will be available to go over homework problems and course material.

Students should own or have access to a calculator that can add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate square roots.

Attendance Policy

There will be an “Ice Breaker Survey” due the first week of class that will be used to confirm that the student is participating in the course. This is required to be turned in on time. In online classes, “attendance” consists of turning in assignments, principally quizzes, on or before the due date. Attendance at Zoom meetings and participation in discussion forums will be optional. I will be monitoring student log-in activity on the Canvas site to make sure everyone is able to access the course materials

Missing & Late Work Policy

Students should notify the instructor in advance if they are not going to be able to hand in work on time. Due dates will be posted in Canvas. All work must be turned in by May 8th.

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.