# MAT 135P – Math for Liberal Arts Plus Resources

### MAT 135P Course Description

This course offers integrated just-in-time Intermediate Algebra support. Mathematics will be applied to solving practical problems in a variety of disciplines, enhanced by algebraic content and technology skills. Mathematical topics include voting theory, financial mathematics, linear programming, identification numbers, and statistics. Additional topics may include fair division. This course is for **non-STEM disciplines only** and thus cannot be used to satisfy the Precalculus Mathematics Plus (MAT 155P) or Precalculus Mathematics (MAT 155) prerequisite for Calculus I with Technology (MAT 243).

**Course Pre-requisites:**Placement at this level or Completion of MAT 099

**Credits:** 4 (all of which count towards graduation)

### MAT 135P Textbooks

**Math Skills Textbook:**MAT 135P Math Skills Textbook for Students**Applications Textbook:**Custom Edition textbook by Comap, CP Eastern Connecticut State For All Practical Purposes 9th edition. ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-9078-0 / ISBN-10:1 – 4641 – 9078 – X.

### MAT 135P Math Skills Summaries

Just-In-Time Math Skills Support for Voting Theory and Identification Numbers

Just-In-Time Math Skills Support for Finance and Fair Division

Just-In-Time Math Skills Support for Linear Programming and Statistics

### MAT 135P Applications Summaries

**Required Applications**

Voting Theory

Finance

Identification Numbers

Linear Programming

Statistics

**Optional Application**

Fair Division

### Homework Assistance

The first link below leads to a list of selected exercises from the textbook for every chapter that this course will cover. The remaining two links are for online homework systems for the applications textbook

- MAT 135P Summary Information and Exercises
- Companion Web Site Open-access Web site.
- MathPortal Access code required. The ebook is available.
- Online Study Center Access code or online purchase required. The ebook and Assignment center are not available.

### Links to Videos, Online Worksheets, Study Sheets and Notes

- www.mathtv.com is a comprehensive library of online video support that includes videos by topic and tutorials for every example in the textbook. Videos are mobile phone ready, many are closed captioned and all feature both instructor and student presenters.
- PreAlgebra and Algebra videos all stored on youtube and are approximately five minutes long.
- Hippocampus provides videos, animations, and simulations.
- Khan Academy Arithmetic and PreAlgebra provides videos.
- Khan Academy Algebra provides videos.
- www.onlinemathlearning.com multipurpose math help providing lessons, videos and worksheets by grades and topics.
- Pauls Online Math Notes provides online math tutorials, study sheets and notes.
- Middlesex Community College provides videos.
- Liberal Arts Topics provides videos and notes on some of the application topics covered in our math course.
- Mathispower 4u Tutorials provides videos.
- OpenAlgebra provides worksheets, videos and interactives.
- Linear Programming Grapher solves linear programming problems.
- Statistics Videos
- SheLovesMath provides notes and examples from basic math through Calculus.

**Websites Below Have Limited Access to Free Videos**

- www.educator.com Basic Math provides videos.
- www.educator.com PreAlgebra provides videos.
- www.educator.com Algebra 1 provides videos.
- www.educator.com Algebra 2 provides videos.

### Graphing Calculator Information

This area provides you with assistance with using your graphing calculator.

### Math in the Real World

Math is used throughout the world in both STEM and non-STEM disciplines. The following are links to formulas used in various disciplines.

- Accounting Formulas 1
- Accounting Formulas 2
- Biology
- Business
- Chemistry
- Communications
- Economics Formulas 1
- Economics Formulas 2
- Mathematics in Sports
- Nursing 1
- Nursing 2
- Physical Science Tables Formulas and Equations
- Physics Formulas
- The Social Security Benefit Formula
- We Use Math

### Free Software

- GeoGebra is an interactive algebra, geometry and calculus application.
- Maxima is a computer algebra system.
- WolframAlpha is an online service that answers factual inquiries directly by computing the answer.

### MAT 135P Instructor Resources

**Spring 2016 Departmental Mathematics Achievement Center Participation Policy Deadlines**

Students are required to complete the first 9 hours by the close of the MAC on **Wednesday, March 9, 2016** and the remaining 9 hours by the closing of the MAC on **Friday, April 29, 2016**.

Note that **students will receive credit for a maximum of 3 hours per day in the MAC.** Students are welcome to stay as long as they wish, but they will only receive credit for 3 hours.