Mathematics

2016-17 Edition

Cascade Campus
Student Services Building (SSB), Room 313
971-722-5564 or 971-722-5425

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 244
971-722-7696 or 971-722-7246

Southeast Campus
Student Commons (SCOM), Room 214
971-722-6148

Sylvania Campus
Science Technology Building (ST), Room 203
971-722-4149 or 971-722-4172

www.pcc.edu/programs/math/

Description

Mathematics includes the study of numbers, patterns, graphs, and abstract models using analytic reasoning and systematic problem solving skills. Mathematics and mathematical reasoning are used in situations as diverse as household budgeting and space shuttle design, subjects as different as art and law, and occupations as varied as nursing and computer programming. Mathematics can be used by everyone to enhance their understanding of the world.

PCC offers developmental and pre-college math courses (numbered below 100) that focus on algebraic skills and prepare students for certificate programs, two year degree programs, and college level coursework. Math courses at PCC numbered 100 and above are equivalent and transferable to the similarly numbered courses at Oregon’s public universities. All math classes at PCC are designed to challenge students to improve their analytic reasoning, problem solving, and communication skills.

MTH 15. Conquering Math Anxiety. 1 Credit.

Introduces the concept of math identity and explores attitudes, emotions, and barriers towards math. Covers learning strategies to enhance math success, including math study skills, learning styles, test taking strategies, and math class preparation strategies.

MTH 20. Basic Math (Arithmetic). 4 Credits.

Covers fractions, decimals, percents, integers, and measurements to write, manipulate, interpret, and solve application and formula problems. Explores some measures of central tendency. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisite: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (placement into RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 25C. Fractions. 1 Credit.

Covers the use of fractions to write, manipulate, interpret and solve applications and formulas. Introduces concepts numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator required. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 26C. Decimals. 1 Credit.

Covers the use of decimals to write, manipulate, interpret and solve applications and formulas. Introduces concepts numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator required. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 30. Business Mathematics. 4 Credits.

Applies arithmetic to a variety of problems found in the business field, including simple and compound interest, annuities, payroll preparation, pricing, invoice preparation, trade discounts, taxes, and depreciation. Scientific calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 20 and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 58. Math Literacy I. 4 Credits.

Introduces pattern recognition, estimation and number sense, working with units, spreadsheets, linear equations and inequalities. Explores how to clearly communicate arguments supported by quantitative evidence using words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations. Supports collaborative learning through class group interaction. TI-83 or TI-84 calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 20, (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 60. Introductory Algebra - First Term. 4 Credits.

Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables. Emphasizes applications, graphs, formulas, and proper mathematical notation throughout the course. A scientific calculator may be required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Recommended that MTH 20 be taken within the past 4 terms. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: MTH 20 and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 61. Introductory Algebra - Part I. 3 Credits.

Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one variable. Emphasizes applications, formulas, and proper mathematical notation. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Completion of MTH 61 and MTH 62 is equivalent to MTH 60. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisite: MTH 20 AND (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 62. Introductory Algebra - Part II. 3 Credits.

Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations in two variables. Emphasizes functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. The completion of MTH 61 and MTH 62 is equivalent to MTH 60. The completion of MTH 62 and MTH 63 is equivalent to MTH 65. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisite: (MTH 60 or MTH 61) AND (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 63. Introductory Algebra - Part III. 3 Credits.

Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on functions, polynomials, and quadratic equations. Emphasizes applications, graphs, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Completion of MTH 62 and MTH 63 is equivalent to MTH 65. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisite: (MTH 62) AND (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 65. Introductory Algebra - Second Term. 4 Credits.

Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear systems, polynomials, quadratic equations, and functions. Emphasizes applications, graphs, formulas, and proper mathematical notation throughout the course. A scientific calculator may be required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Recommended that MTH 60 or MTH 62 be taken within the past 4 terms. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: (MTH 60 or MTH 62) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 70. Review of Introductory Algebra. 4 Credits.

Reviews algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, linear systems, properties of exponents, polynomials, quadratic equations, and functions. Emphasizes applications, graphs, formulas, and proper mathematical notation. A scientific calculator may be required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Recommended that MTH 63 or MTH 65 be taken within the past 4 terms. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: (MTH 63 or MTH 65) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 76. Introduction to GeoGebra. 1 Credit.

Introduces use of the free math software GeoGebra. Explores the power of the graphing and computer algebra systems for use by a student and/or instructor. Access to a computer or tablet with Java and internet access is required. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MTH 84. Introduction to LaTeX. 1 Credit.

Explores the power of LaTeX for use at school, home, or the workplace for mathematical documents and other applications. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115,and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MTH 93. Intro to the TI-89 or Casio ClassPad. 1 Credit.

Introduces basic use of graphing calculators. Explores the power of graphing calculators' computer algebra systems. The TI-89 (or TI-92 or Voyage 200) or Casio ClassPad 330 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MTH 60 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

MTH 95. Intermediate Algebra. 4 Credits.

Explores functions graphically, symbolically, verbally, and numerically with an emphasis on function notation. Investigates functions, equations, and graphs involving quadratic, rational, radical, and absolute value expressions. Integrates technology throughout. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio ClassPad recommended. Recommended that MTH 63 or MTH 65 or MTH 70 be taken within the past 4 terms. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisites: MTH 63, MTH 65 or MTH 70 and placement into WR 115. Audit available.

MTH 98. Math Literacy II. 4 Credits.

Introduces normal distribution and regression/curve fitting. Covers modeling, graphing and solving of linear and quadratic equations. Introduces problem solving with linear systems of equations. Explores how to clearly communicate sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence using spreadsheets, words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations, as appropriate. Supports collaborative learning through class group interaction. TI-83 or TI-84 calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 58, (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.

MTH 105. Math in Society. 4 Credits.

Explores concepts and applications of logic rules, basic probability and statistics as well as personal finance models. Investigates problem solving techniques (algebraic and nonalgebraic) as well as some nontraditional mathematics topics such as social choice or discrete mathematics. Integrates technology where appropriate. The PCC Mathematics Department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Prerequisite: (MTH 95 or MTH 98) and placement into WR 121. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 111. College Algebra. 5 Credits.

Explores relations and functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Examines exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions. Investigates applications from a variety of perspectives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio ClassPad recommended. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Recommended: MTH 95 taken within the past 4 terms. Prerequisite: MTH 95, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 111H. College Algebra: Honors. 5 Credits.

An honors version of MTH 111. Explores relations and functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Examines exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and rational functions. Investigates applications from a variety of perspectives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio ClassPad recommended. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Recommended: MTH 95 taken within the past 4 terms. Prerequisite: MTH 95, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 112. Elementary Functions. 5 Credits.

Investigates trigonometric functions, equations and identities. Examines right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers. Explores topics graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio ClassPad recommended. The PCC math department recommends that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms. Recommended: MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C taken within the past 4 terms. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C), RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 211. Foundations of Elementary Math I. 4 Credits.

Examines the conceptual basis of K-8 mathematics. Provides opportunities to experience using manipulatives to model problem solving, numeration systems, operations, patterns and change, and number theory. Emphasizes quantitative, proportional, and algebraic reasoning. Includes content and mathematical practices based on the Common Core State Standards. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or higher, and WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 212. Foundations of Elementary Math II. 4 Credits.

Examines the conceptual basis of K-8 mathematics. Provides opportunities to experience using manipulatives to model operations with rational numbers including fractions, decimals, percents, and integers. Explores the set of irrational numbers, the set of real numbers, proportional reasoning,and simple probability and statistics. Includes content and mathematical practices based on the Common Core State Standards. Prerequisite: MTH 211 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 213. Foundations of Elementary Math III. 4 Credits.

Examines the conceptual basis of K-8 mathematics. Provides opportunities to experience using manipulatives to model problem solving, explore patterns and relationships among geometric figures and develop spatial reasoning. Explores informal geometry, transformational geometry, and measurement systems. Includes content and mathematical practices based on the Common Core State Standards. Prerequisite: MTH 211. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 241. Calculus for Management, Life and Social Science. 4 Credits.

Includes limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C) and their prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 243. Statistics I. 5 Credits.

Introduces displaying data with graphs, numerical descriptions of data, producing data, elementary probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals and significance testing. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator with advanced statistical programs and/or computer software required; see instructor. Recommended: MTH 111. Prerequisite: (MTH 95 or MTH 98, or any course for which either is a prerequisite) and placement into WR 121. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 244. Statistics II. 4 Credits.

Includes confidence interval estimation; tests of significance including z-tests, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi-square; and inference for linear regression. Investigates applications from science, business, and social science perspectives. Graphing calculator with advanced statistical programs and/or computer software required; see instructor. Prerequisites: MTH 243 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 251. Calculus I. 4 Credits.

Includes limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of derivatives. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 112 or CMET 131; and their prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 252. Calculus II. 5 Credits.

Includes antiderivatives, the definite integral, topics of integration, improper integrals, and applications of differentiation and integration. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 251. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 253. Calculus III. 5 Credits.

Includes infinite sequences and series (emphasis on Taylor series), an introduction to differential equations, and vectors in three space. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 252 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 254. Vector Calculus I. 5 Credits.

Includes multivariate and vector-valued functions from a graphical, numerical, and symbolic perspective. Applies integration and differentiation of both types of functions to solve real world problems. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 253 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 256. Differential Equations. 5 Credits.

Includes a variety of differential equations and their solutions, with emphasis on applied problems in engineering and physics. Differential equations software will be used. Students communicate results in oral and written form. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 253 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit Available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.

MTH 261. Applied Linear Algebra I. 5 Credits.

Surveys linear algebra with some applications. Includes linear systems, vectors, and vector spaces, including eigenspaces. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 253 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS.