Mathematics

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

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MTH 010 Fundamentals of Mathematics  3-0-3

Fundamentals of Math is designed to review and/or establish basic arithmetic skills with integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents. Students are introduced to variables, basic linear equations, proportions, geometry formulas, slope and slope-intercept form.

MTH 042 Quantitative Reasoning Corequisite  2-0-2
This course provides corequisite support and supplemental instruction for students. Emphasis is placed on experiences that assist students in the acquisition of prerequisite knowledge and enhance the content presented in the accompanying Quantitative Reasoning class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, collaborate with peers, and communicate effectively. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH010. Corequisite: MTH142.

MTH 060 Elementary Statistics Corequisite  2-0-2
This course provides corequisite support and supplemental instruction for students. Emphasis is placed on experiences that assist students in the acquisition of prerequisite knowledge and enhance the content presented in the accompanying Elementary Statistics class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, collaborate with peers, and communicate effectively. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH010. Corequisite: MTH160.

MTH 095 Transitional Algebra  3-0-3
Transitional Algebra course material includes linear equations and inequalities, linear systems, exponents, operations with polynomials, factoring, solving quadratic equations by factoring, radical expressions, operations with radicals, rational and radical equations, and an introduction to relations and functions.
Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, OR a grade of C or better in MTH010

MTH 140 College Algebra  3-0-3    (MOTR MATH130)
College Algebra course material includes linear functions; analysis of graphs and functions, including piecewise; absolute value equations and inequalities; quadratic and polynomial functions; rational, power and root functions; inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of equations. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or grade of “C” or higher in MTH095. (FA, SP, SU)

MTH 142 Quantitative Reasoning  3-0-3    (MOTR MATH120)
This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements for students pursuing non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degrees and career paths. Topics include: problem solving, units of measure, probability and statistics, linear and exponential models, logic and sets. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and improving students’ ability to apply mathematics. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH095, or grade “C” or higher in MTH160.

MTH 145 Trigonometry  3-0-3
Trigonometry includes angle-based trigonometric functions and their inverses, multiple angle formulas, identities, trigonometric equations, radian measure, arc length, graphs of trigonometric functions, solutions of both right and oblique triangles, and vectors. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or a grade of “C” or higher in MTH140.

MTH 150 Precalculus  5-0-5    (MOTR MATH150)
This course is a unified study of College Algebra and Trigonometry designed to prepare students for Calculus. The course will focus on algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH020 or MTH095. (FA, SP, SU)

MTH 160 Elementary Statistics  3-0-3    (MOTR MATH110)
Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, statistical design, correlation and regression, and elementary probability. Statistical inferences will include one- and two-sample confidence intervals and hypotheses tests. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, grade of “C” or higher in MTH095, or grade “C” or higher in MTH142.

MTH 165 Finite Mathematics  3-0-3
Topics include matrices, solving systems of linear equations, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, combinatorics, probability, and statistics. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score, or grade of “C” or higher in MTH140, or grade of “C” or higher in MTH150.

MTH 190 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences  3-0-3
Topics from calculus including limits, derivatives, integrals, and maximum-minimum problems. Eligible placement score, OR grade “C” or higher in MTH140 College Algebra, or MTH150 Precalculus.

MTH 201 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  5-0-5
Students are introduced to plane analytic geometry, including limits, continuity, derivative for functions of a single variable, differentials, indefinite and definite integrals, and applications of the derivative and integral. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score or, grade of “C” or higher in MTH145, or grade of “C” or higher in MTH150. (FA, SP)

MTH 202 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of MTH201. Topics include logarithmic and exponential derivatives and integrals, integration techniques, sequences and series, and parametric and polar curves. Prerequisite: MTH201 with a grade of “C” or better.

MTH 203 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III  5-0-5
This course is a continuation of MTH202. An introduction to multi-variable calculus. Topics include vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus. Prerequisite: MTH202 with a grade of “C” or better.

MTH 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics  3-0-3
This course is designed primarily for students seeking a degree in business. Probability theory, random variables, expectations, continuous and discrete probability distributions, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing are covered. (IN)

MTH 230 Discrete Mathematics  3-0-3
This course emphasizes fundamental principles of discrete mathematics that are particularly relevant to computer science.  Topics include logic, sets, functions, relations, methods of mathematical proof, induction, recursion, algorithmic efficiency, elementary number theory, combinatorics, and graph theory. Prerequisite: MTH201 with a grade of “C” or higher.

MTH 250 Differential Equations  3-0-3
Topics include differential equations of first order and first degree, applications of first order, first degree differential equations, homogeneous linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms, power series, series solutions, and numerical solutions of differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH203 Calculus III (SP)

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager