College of DuPage

Math 1218:
General Education Mathematics

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Welcome to General Education Mathematics Online. Many students take this course to fulfill the mathematics requirement for an Associate of Arts degree. The course is not designed as a prerequisite for any other college mathematics course. Math 1218 focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving, rather than algebra skills. Four topics from the following list will be studied in depth: Logic, set theory, counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, logic and set theory, and statistics.

Albert Einsten is quoted, 'Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I assure you that mine are greater.'

Albert Einstein
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This course has been separated into 4 units that will cover approximately 11 chapters of the textbook. Regular deadlines for each chapter and unit exam have been established to help students maintain an appropriate pace to complete the course.

An online course offers a great flexible learning alternative to the traditional classroom. You can work on the course content at any hour of the day. You can work from almost any location you wish. However, the reasons an online course is so flexible are the same reasons students must be self-directed and self-motivated to succeed. To be successful in this course, you must be ready to dedicate approximately 10 15 hours each week on General Education Mathematics readings and assignments. You will need to motivate yourself to read your textbook and complete homework assignments, quizzes and exams in a learning environment where you are the one who must initiate the learning process.

If you are considering enrolling in an online course, you are encouraged to complete the ten question Short Self-Assessment Survey to discover if you have the necessary academic characteristics to be successful in a distance learning environment. 

For more information about this course, please contact the listed instructor. For more information about the Mathematics program at the College of DuPage, refer to the Mathematics website.