Course Descriptions – Math

Course Descriptions – Math 2017-09-27T11:21:34+00:00

WATC offers many transferable general education courses. Here is a list of course descriptions – math classes, many offered in class or online by WATC.

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

MTH 020 Math Fundamentals 3 Cr Hrs

This online course provides students a thorough study in the arithmetic of real numbers with elementary applications in consumer math and measurement. Students are introduced to the basic concepts of algebra. Topics include: Whole Numbers and Introduction to Algebra; Integers; Introduction to Equations and Algebraic Expressions; Fractions, Ratios, and Proportions; Operations on Fractional Expressions; Decimals and Percents; Measurement, Geometric Figures and Measures of Central Tendency.

MTH 025 PACER Mathematics I 3 Cr Hrs

This traditional/hybrid course provides the opportunity for students to master the math skills required for the chosen academic/career goals via an individualized, self-accelerated pathway. Topics include: Whole Numbers and Introduction to Algebra; Integers; Introduction to Equations and Algebraic Expressions; Fractions, Ratios, and Proportions; Operations on Fractional Expressions; Decimals and Percents; Measurement, Geometric Figures and Measures of Central Tendency.

MTH 035 PACER Mathematics II 3 Cr Hrs

This traditional/hybrid course provides the opportunity for students to master the math skills required for their chosen academic/career goals via an individual, self-accelerated pathway. This course is a continuation of the curriculum started in PACER Mathematics I. Topics include: Introduction to Polynomials; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphing and Functions; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials.

MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This online/traditional/hybrid course provides students with the algebraic skills necessary to begin conceptualizing abstract mathematical concepts in preparation for MTH 112 (College Algebra).   Topics include: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities; Graphs, Functions, and Applications; Systems of Equations; Polynomials and Polynomial Functions; Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions; Radical Expressions, Equations, and Functions; and Introduction to Quadratic Equations.

MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra With Review 5 Cr Hrs

This online course provides students with the same algebraic skills discussed in MTH 101 (Intermediate Algebra) with additional review and practice of elementary algebraic skills. Topics include: Introduction to Polynomials; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications, Graphing and Functions; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Rational Exponents and Radicals; and Introduction to Quadratic Equations.

MTH 105 PACER Mathematics III 3 Cr Hrs

This traditional/hybrid courses provides the opportunity for students to master the math skills required for their chosen academic/career goals via an individualized, self-accelerated pathway. This course is a continuation of the curriculum completed in PACER Mathematics l & II. Topics include: Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Rational Exponents and Radicals; and Quadratic Equations.

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs*

This online/traditional/hybrid course will enable the student to use and interpret the mathematical symbols and notation relating to functions. The student will analyze the graphs of various mathematical functions with the assistance of a graphing utility, including polynomial, rational, root, absolute value, logarithmic and exponential functions, and solve related equations and inequalities, including systems of equations and inequalities. The student will use both graphical analysis and equation solving in the context of word problems. Topics include: Equations and Inequalities; Functions and Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices and Determinants.

MTH 113 Trigonometry 3 Cr Hrs*

This course will enable the student to identify and manipulate trigonometric functions, solve triangles, use and prove identities, solve trigonometric equations, use and apply vectors to real-life models, and use complex numbers and polar coordinates. Topics include: Angles and the Trigonometric Functions; Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions; Inverse Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Identities; Laws of Sines and Cosines; Vectors; Complex Numbers, Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations.  The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this outline, meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents (Transfers as MAT 1030).

MTH 115 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5 Cr Hrs

This course will enable the student to develop and apply models using linear, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions.  The successful student will be able to identify and manipulate functions, solve equations, prove trigonometric identities, solve triangles, and use polar coordinates. Topics include: Equations and Inequalities; Functions and Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices and Determinants; Angles and the Trigonometric Functions; Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions; Inverse Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Identities; Laws of Sines and Cosines; Vectors; Complex Numbers, Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations.

MTH 120 Elementary Statistics 3 Cr Hrs*

This course will enable the student to collect data by appropriate sampling techniques, summarize data with graphs and tables, calculate descriptive statistics, identify misuses of statistics, assess risk using concepts of probability, estimate and make decisions about means and proportions through the use of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, and perform linear regression. Topics include: Data Collection; Organizing and Summarizing Data; Numerically Summarizing Data; Describing the Relation between Two Variables; Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions; The Normal Probability Distribution; Sampling Distributions; Estimating the Value of a Parameter; Hypothesis Tests Regarding A Parameter, and Inferences on Two Samples.  The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this outline meet, or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents (Transfers as MAT 1020).

 

MTH 125 Calculus I 5 Cr Hrs*

This course will enable the students to solve problems involving limits, derivatives and some types of definite and indefinite integrals both analytically and graphically, and use them in physical applications. The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this outline meet, or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents (Transfers as MAT 2010).

MTH 150 Calculus II 5 Cr Hrs

This course will enable the student to understand applications and methods of integration, improper integrals, convergence and divergence of infinite series, graphs of conic sections, the polar coordinate system, parametric equations, and linear algebra.

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

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