M131 0L Mathematical Ideas
Fall 2013
Course Number 16371
Contact Information
 Name:
Dr.
C. Shubin
 Office Phone : 8186772721
 Fax Number : 8186773634
 Office Hours : online and by appointment
 Office Location :LO 1303A
 Email : carol.shubin@csun.edu
Other Important Materials
Text: materials supplied online
Course site:
Moodle
Course Information Overview
 Mathematical Ideas
 Final Exam Times : There is NO final exam
 Meeting Type : Fully Online
Course Requirement
Math 131 Mathematical Ideas (3). Prerequisites: Passing score on or exemption from the Entry Level Mathematics Examination, or credit in MATH 093.General Education course intended to acquaint the student with basic mathematical ideas. (Available for General Education, Basic Skills Mathematics)
Course Content
Review of Elementary Math
Introductory Statistics
Using a Spreadsheet program
Reading and Writing Mathematics
Some Financial Math
Math Modeling
Course Related Links
Student Learning Objectives
MATH SLO 1: Represent, understand and explain mathematical information symbolically, graphically, numerically and verbally.
MATH SLO 2: Develop mathematical models of realworld situations and explain the assumptions and limitations of those models.
MATH SLO 3: Use models to make predictions, draw conclusions, check whether the results are reasonable, and find optimal results using technology where necessary and appropriate.
MATH SLO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of mathematical reasoning including the ability to prove simple results and/or make statistical inferences.
Grading
Grade  Points 
A  90100 
A  8889 
B+  8587 
B  8084 
B  7679 
C+  7579  
Grade  Points 
C  7074 
C  6669 
D+  6569 
D  6064 
D  5559 
F/U  55 and below  
Course Assignments

Grading Policy
 70%  Homework and quizzes
 30%  Project

No late homework is accepted.
News and Announcements
News : All course information is on the M131 Moodle Course site. The course is conducted entirely online (but NOT in realtime). Students must complete assignments as indicated on Moodle site by due dates listed in a course calendar.
University Policies
Accommodations and Services
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