MTH 1010: General Education Mathematics for Online Students


Designed primarily for the online student who does not plan to specialize in mathematics or related science. The course emphasizes the fundamental concept of mathematics along with formal techniques. Topics discussed will be number bases, real numbers, intermediate algebra, geometry, right angle trigonometry and sets. (Prerequisite: One year of elementary algebra. Note: This course is not suitable for inclusion in and Education licensure program at Waldorf College.)


  1. Understand and apply the properties of the real numbers, order, and absolute value.
  2. Understand and apply the basic operations and properties including applications.
  3. Solve and apply basic linear equations.
  4. Solve and apply ratio, proportion and variation.
  5. Understand and apply exponents and scientific notation.
  6. Understand and apply the Cartesian coordinate system and basic graphing.
  7. Understand and apply linear equations and their slope.
  8. Understand and apply linear functions and their applications.
  9. Understand and apply basic quadratic functions.
  10. Understand and apply basic exponential functions.
  11. Understand and apply 2X2 systems of equations.
  12. Understand and apply basic rules of place value arithmetic including expanded notation.
  13. Understand and apply conversion between numeration bases.
  14. Understand and apply basic principles of time value of money including compound interest.
  15. Understand and apply basic definitions of points, lines, planes, angles, curves, polygons and circles.
  16. Understand and apply formulas for perimeter, area, and circumference.
  17. Understand and apply formulas for volume and surface areas of common space figures.
  18. Understand and apply trigonometry for acute angles.
  19. Solve basic right triangles.
  20. Apply basic right angle trigonometry.
  21. nderstand and apply the law of sines.
  22. Understand and apply counting techniques including systematic listing, fundamental counting principle and basic formulas for permutations and combinations.
  23. Apply permutations and combinations.




Mathematical ideas (Rev: 12)

Publisher: Addison-Wesley (2012)
Author: Miller, C. D., Heeren, V. E., & Hornsby, J.
ISBN: 978-0-321-69381-5
Price: $108.80

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