MAT 110
Modeling with Elementary Functions

A study of linear, quadratic, cubic, exponential, and logistic equations and their use in modeling real-world phenomena; the graphing of functions; solving equations with one or more variables; and systems of linear equations. The solution of word problems is stressed throughout. This course may serve as preparation for M 112 but not for M 144.

Prerequisite: Two years of algebra.

Printed Copy of the Syllabus

You can download a copy of the syllabus for this course by clicking on the semester link below.   The syllabus is in Microsoft Word format.


Drawing of a blackboard with mathmaticl equations on it


So you are about to continue your study of algebra.  Congratulations!   The world needs you, and thousands of others like you---people trained in algebra and, indeed, in more far more advanced mathematics.   The world needs you for carrying on the work begun by others and for making all the wonderful discoveries which are still to be made.

Perhaps you will be the man or woman who will find a way to prevent cancer or heart disease or even the common cold.   There is not doubt that we are on the verge of wonderful new discoveries in many fields of study.   But all these things can be done only by men and women who understand mathematics.

Here are some suggestions to help you be successful in acquiring these mathematical skills:

  • Do your homework
  • Check your work
  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Know how to get help if you need it
  • Organize your class materials
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions
  • hand in your assignments on time

The demands that classes, homework, work and family place on your time is a very difficult load to carry.  One key to managing your time is developing a schedule, and sticking to it.    Remember that I am here to help you be successful!