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Revision Date: 22-Jun-20

MAT-1030-VU01 - Applied Math Concepts

Online Class

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

Synonym: 185036

Location: Winooski - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Y Brett | View Faculty Credentials
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  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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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: Foundations of Algebra 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.


Student learning will be supported through engagement in the following activities:

  • reading and writing
  • interactive online lab work
  • discussion and teamwork
  • questioning, reasoning and problem solving
  • inquiry and research

Evaluation Criteria:

Student grades will be based on a weighted average according to the following formula:

  • 40% MyLab Math homework
  • 20% MyLab Math quizzes
  • 15% Discussion
  • 10% QRA-Specific Preparation
  • 10% QRA Results
  • 5% Inquiry Project


  • MyLab
    • 40% - 10 Sets of weekly homework assignments (unlimited attempts allowed before due date)
    • 20% - 10 quizzes (maximum 2 attempts allowed before due date)
  • Discussion
    • 15% - Consistent, timely and thoughtful contribution to group discussions by questioning, examining, presenting, clarifying and negotiating mathematical ideas in ways that promote collaborative learning and demonstrate critical and creative thinking as well as developing understanding (minimal credit awarded for late discussion posts as other students are depending on you to post in time)
      • Late completion or insufficiently addresses prompt/task -> D
      • Timely completion that at least minimally addresses prompt/task -> C
      • + Thoughtful, collaborative contribution -> B
      • ++ Demonstration of rich or developing understanding -> A
  • QRA
    • 10% - 11 weekly QRA preparation assignments
      1. Completion of 8 Level-5 lessons from recommended textbook/QRA Prep Lesson Packet
        • Check your own answers to all problems in each lesson, rework any problems you missed, and share one problem solution from each assignment with classmates in discussion forum prior to due date
      2. Completion of 3 assigned online quizzes on CCV-QRA Practice Site
        • Documentation (screenshot or photo) submitted showing completion of each of the above quizzes
    • 10% - Passing score (28/33 or better) on CCV Alternative QRA
      • Multiple attempts allowed within time frame
  • Project
    • 5% - Individual or collaborative inquiry project

Grading Criteria:

A-C: Indicates demonstration of course objectives and requires a 70% course average or better; the usual letter scale is used, i.e. A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79.

D(60-69): Does not meet graduation/degree program requirement for math; may count toward elective credit.

F: Indicates failure to meet course objectives as measured by criteria outlined in the course description and assumes a course average of less than 60%.


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

MAT-1030-VU01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Yvonne Brett
Hiring Coordinator for this course: James Leete

Attendance Policy:

Students are expected to communicate with the instructor and catch up on assigned work if they are unable to participate for an entire week (or more). Please note that points and opportunities for class participation and discussion cannot be made up, and students who find themselves behind by more than two weeks may fail to earn credit for the course.


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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.
  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 Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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