Mathematics

Salah Abed
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Johanna Doty
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Eric Fleming
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David Mayhugh
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Tyler Wallace
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Math courses may be taken as part of the Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree or as part of the Associate in Science-Transfer degree. Within the Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree, these courses may be used toward the Basic Quantitative Reasoning (SQR), the Natural Science Breadth requirement or for Specified or General Elective credit. Students seeking Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree should refer to the catalog section “Degrees & Certificates” for a detailed description of the degree, its program outcomes, and courses that will satisfy degree requirements.

Study within the science disciplines and engineering is supported at the most fundamental level with Math. Consequently, Math courses make up a portion of each Associate in Science-Transfer degree, both the AS-T 1 and the AS-T 2 degrees. The Associate in Science-Transfer degree allows students to prepare for upper division study toward a Bachelor of Science degree. This degree gives students the opportunity to make substantial progress toward fulfilling major requirements while completing at least half of the Breadth requirements for Humanities and Social Science.

The mathematics department at BBCC prepares students for successful transfer to a four-year college or university. At the university level, a math major student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or education.

One of the processes to prepare students to take classes at BBCC is to determine a student’s math placement. There are multiple ways to determine what math class a student should begin with including standardized test scores such as the SAT or ACT, courses taken and grades earned in recent high school classes, a college transcript with prior math courses, or taking a placement test at BBCC. A math placement score is required to enroll in any math or science course with a math prerequisite.

Since programs differ at each college, students should consult program outlines published by the college or university to which they intend to transfer. The following recommended courses prepare students for most baccalaureate institutions. Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in this transfer area.

Recommended Pre-Major Courses Credits

MATH& 151 Calculus I

MATH& 152 Calculus II

MATH& 163 Calculus 3

MATH 220 Linear Algebra

MATH 230 Differential Equations

MATH& 254 Calculus IV

Courses

MATH& 107: Math in Society

Credits 5

This course will introduce the non-math/science major to mathematical applications in a variety of disciplines.

MATH& 131: Math for Elem Educ 1

Credits 5

Covers the mathematics elementary teachers are responsible for teaching at K-8 levels, including computing with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents; multiplicative comparisons and reasoning; ratio, rates, and proportions; negative numbers; algebra and graphing; relationships between time, distance and rate; patterns and functions.

MATH& 132: Math for Elem Educ 2

Credits 5

Covers the mathematics elementary teachers are responsible for teaching at K-8 levels, including polyhedra, polygons, symmetry, tessellations, size changes, curves, curved surfaces, transformations, length, angles, area and surface area, volume, measure formulas, simulating probablistic situations; sampling; and organizing and interpreting data with one and two variables.

MATH& 141: Precalculus I

Credits 5

This course will present the following concepts: college level algebra, introduction to functions and graphing, the graphs and properties of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions.

MATH& 142: Precalculus II

Credits 5
In preparation for calculus this is a comprehensive study of trigonometry, circular functions, right triangle trigonometry, analytical trigonometry. Sequences, series and induction are also covered.

MATH& 146: Introduction to Statistics

Credits 5

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability and its applications, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, predictive statistics and linear regression.

MATH& 148: Business Calculus

Credits 5
This is an introductory calculus course for business and economics students. It includes an introduction to rates of change, differentiation, integration, areas, and appropriate calculus techniques. There are also applications to marginal analysis in economics, optimization and other relevant applications..

MATH& 151: Calculus I

Credits 5
This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of the calculus. It will give the student an appreciation of the calculus and its applications in the real world and will prepare the student for future work in mathematics and the sciences. Course includes functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, and integration and its applications. (Formerly Math 171)

MATH& 152: Calculus II

Credits 5
This course will expand on the applications and techniques of differentiation learned in the first quarter and give a depth study of integration including the fundamental methods of integrating elementary algebraic and transcendental functions. It will include the applications of the calculus to transcendental functions, analytical geometry and other relevant topics.

MATH& 163: Calculus 3

Credits 5
This course will expand on the applications and techniques of differentiation learned in the first and second quarters. It will introduce the student to the calculus of sequences and series and the use of the MacLauren and Taylor series to approximate functions. It will introduce the student to the calculus of curvilinear functions and the concept of the vector and vector functions. It will also introduce the concept of a partial derivative and the maximization of functions given in more than one independent variable.

MATH& 254: Calculus IV

Credits 5
This course is an introduction to multivariable calculus. It includes the study of three dimensional space curves, vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, differentials, directional derivatives, multiple integration, vector fields, line integrals, Greens and Stokes theorems, surface integrals, and the divergence theorem.

MATH 094: Introduction to Algebra

Credits 5
This course includes the study of basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts and operations including operations with integers, fractions, decimals, percents, order of operations, measurement, the metric system, algebraic expressions, formulas and simple linear equations. Credit cannot be earned in both MAP 117 and MATH 094. (Formerly MPC 090, Math 090)

MATH 098: Intermediate Algebra I

Credits 5

This course is designed to prepare the student for MATH&146, MATH&107, MATH&131, MATH&132, and PHIL&120 as well as science course work. Topics include the study of intermediate algebraic operations and concepts, and the structure and use of algebra. This includes solving, graphing, and applications of linear equations; working with quadratic functions, introduction to functions and models; and exponential and logarithmic functions along with applications. Students cannot earn credit for both MAP 119 and MATH 098 because they are equivalent courses. Students planning to take MATH&141 should enroll in MATH099 rather than this course. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 094/MAP 117 or a higher placement . (Formerly: MPC 095, 096).

MATH 099: Intermediate Algebra for STEM/Business Majors

Credits 5

This course is designed to prepare STEM and Business students for precalculus, MATH&141. It includes the study of functions, including linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic; inequalities; systems of equations; algebra of polynomials and exponents; rational expressions; radical expressions and equations; and complex numbers. Credit cannot be earned in both MAP 121 and MATH 099 because they are equivalent courses. Students who do not plan to take MATH&141 should enroll in MATH 098 rather than this course.

MATH 220: Linear Algebra

Credits 5
A study of matrix algebra and systems of equations, abstract vector spaces including basis and dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

MATH 230: Differential Equations

Credits 5
This course will introduce the student to the solution elementary differential equations and standard applications of differential equations in science. It will include the solution of first order linear differential equations with applications to exponential growth and decay problems, mixture problems, orthogonal trajectories, etc., solutions to second order differential equations with applications to harmonic motion, and the LaPlace transform.