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, trigonometry, sets, and counting principles. (Prerequisite: One year of elementary algebra. Note: This course is not suitable for inclusion in an Education licensure program at Waldorf University.)


  1. Apply the properties of real numbers, order, absolute value, and other basic operations, including ratios, proportions, and variations.
  2. Solve linear equations, including basic graphing, function notation, and 2x2 systems of equations.
  3. Solve rectangular coordinate systems, including calculating the distance and midpoint between two points; the equation of a circle, including completing the square; and graphing of circles.
  4. Apply exponents, scientific notation, basic quadratic functions, and basic exponential and logarithmic functions.
  5. Apply basic rules of place value arithmetic, including expanded notation and basic conversions between numeration bases.
  6. Apply basic principles of time value of money, including simple and compound interest.
  7. Apply basic geometry, including shapes and Pythagorean theorem as well as formulas for the corresponding perimeter, area, circumference, volume, and surface area of each shape.
  8. Solve basic trigonometry for acute, obtuse, and right triangles, including the application of the law of sines and cosines.
  9. Apply Venn diagrams; sets; and counting techniques, including systematic listing, fundamental counting principle, and the formulas for permutations and combinations.




Mathematical ideas (Rev: 13th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2016)
Author: Miller, C. D., Heeren, V. E., Hornsby, J., & Hereen, C.
ISBN: 9780321977076
Price: $148.40

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