Elements of Mathematics – MATH 117

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/20/2022

Course Description

A development of basic concepts of elementary mathematics, including problem solving, logic, sets and binary operations, the natural numbers and their properties, deductive reasoning and the nature of proof, the integers, rational numbers, real numbers and their properties, relations, functions, and graphs.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Geometry, probability, and statistics along with arithmetic skills have long been recognized as important ingredients in determining how well an individual functions in society. In today’s highly complex world, mathematical understanding is more important than ever and is a prerequisite to successful study in many fields. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with a grounding in the rudiments of mathematics that will enable them to successfully cope with the content taught in modern elementary school mathematics.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings with embedded videos.

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 50 words.

Homework Assignments (17)

The student will complete homework assignments within WebAssign. The student will be allowed multiple attempts to answer each question. For modules with quizzes or exams, the student must score at least 70% on the homework before taking the exam or quiz.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and will be completed in WebAssign. The student will be allowed 3 attempts at each quiz.

Exams (4)

Each exam will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit (2 hours for the final exam). Each exam will contain multiple-choice and short answer questions. The exams will be completed in WebAssign.

All written work for exams must be uploaded to Canvas. Exams submitted with out the accompanying written work will not be accepted.