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Contemporary Mathematics

MA 1111 OL

Course Description

This course is an introduction to various areas of mathematics, such as set theory, logic, geometry, probability and statistics. It is contemporary in the sense that we study topics that will enrich your life and be useful today. (3 hours)

Course Resources


  1. A paid subscription to the course in MyMathLab. You have two purchasing options.
  1. Purchase a MyMathLab access code from the campus bookstore. Visit or call during regular hours- 417-626-1234, extension 2350. This option will allow you to charge the course code to your student account.
  2. Online Instant Access: If you decide not to purchase Revel from the bookstore, you can purchase Revel access online. You will see this as an option after clicking on any MyMathLab link in the course.
  1. A calculator that has functions to do elementary statistics and trigonometry. (The TI-30Xa can be purchased for less than $20)

College Mission

The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree granting institution of biblical higher education.

College Learning Goal

The learning goal of Ozark Christian College is to educate and equip students to become like Christ and serve Christ in leadership ministry. Graduates will be biblically grounded, spiritually matured, culturally engaged, and vocationally prepared.

College Learning Outcomes

Ozark has identified learning outcomes for each area of the curriculum – General Education (GE), Biblical Education (BE), and Professional Education (PE). This course will directly address the following college learning outcomes:


General Education Outcomes:

GE 7: Solve quantitative problems from everyday life situations.

Course Objectives


Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to:


  1. Articulate and solve problems with logical and reasonable responses using the tools of mathematics.
  2. Solve problems using the principles of set theory, logic, geometry, algebra, probability and statistics, and right triangle trigonometry.

Information Literacy

Ozark Christian College is committed to information literacy training. This training will be intentional, incremental, and missional. Students will learn to access, evaluate, and utilize pertinent information in their ministry preparation.

ADA Accommodation

If you have a disability and are requesting an accommodation, please contact the Director of Academic Operations at 417-626-1222 as soon as possible

Online Course Policies


Ozark Christian College contracted with iParadigms, LLC for Turnitin® services to be used at the instructor’s discretion. The Originality Check service allows students to submit a paper through Canvas to check for improper citation and potential plagiarism before it is submitted to the instructor.   The Peer Review service allows students to submit assignments anonymously to peers for editing and feedback.  Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to for the detection of plagiarism.  All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers.  Use of the service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the site.

OCC Student Email Address

All Ozark Christian College students must use the official e-mail address provided by the college ( to receive communication from the faculty and staff. The OCC student e-mail address may be forwarded to another e-mail service (e.g. or Email will be the professor’s chosen method of communication with the student in this course, so check your email regularly.

Online Course Refund Policy

Refunds of tuition and certain fees may be made upon official withdrawal of any student according to the table below. To receive a refund adjustment for any classes dropped, less an administration fee, the student should contact the Dean of Digital Learning at See the website for specific dates.

Week 1: Monday-Sunday

100% refund

Week 2: Monday-Sunday

75% refund

Week 3: Monday-Sunday

50% refund

Week 4: Monday-Sunday

0% refund

Online Course Drop Policy

Online courses dropped during the first seven days of the course will not be recorded on the student’s transcript. Any student who wishes to withdraw from a class after the Add/Drop period must notify the Dean of Digital Learning or the Registrar’s Office and formally request to be withdrawn from the class(es). Until this is done, the student is officially enrolled in the class whether or not he/she participates. Likewise, the student is responsible for appropriate charges and coursework until he/she is officially removed from the course.


Online courses withdrawn after the seventh day but before the sixth week of the course will be recorded as a “W” on transcripts. This grade will not be calculated in the student’s GPA but will impact financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. After five weeks, students cannot drop or withdraw from online courses and grades will be issued based on course performance. The only exception is for reasons approved by the Dean of Digital Learning.



Online Course Attendance

Online courses often demand greater discipline and careful attention to details within a compressed period of time compared to on-campus courses. Students are strongly advised to remain in close contact with their online instructor in the event that they must be absent for a brief period of time. Attendance in online courses will be taken on a weekly basis. Students will be expected to actively participate according to the individual course syllabus.


Participation may include, but not be limited to: submitting written assignments, posting in graded forum discussions, completing exams, and written communication with the instructor directly related to the course. Online students who do not participate in the above ways for seven consecutive days will be considered absent. Students are permitted a maximum of one absence.


The following scenarios may negatively impact a student's academic record and financial aid opportunities.


  1. Being administratively dropped due to lack of login or participation within the first seven days of an online course. Digital Learning Department personnel will contact students via their OCC student email account and/or current phone number to assist them prior to this deadline.

  1. Missing twelve consecutive days. After the twelfth day, the student will be contacted by the instructor via the student’s OCC email account. Instructors will promptly convey this online information to the Dean of Digital Learning. The student will be given 48 hours to communicate his/her intentions. Those who do not respond, or who do not wish to continue in the course, will be administratively withdrawn.

  1. Acquiring a second absence after the fifth week. Students who exceed the absence limit (one) without the consent of the online instructor will fail the course. If a student exceeds the absence limit within the first five weeks, he/she may elect to withdraw from the course.

Assignment Submission

All assignments will be facilitated through our Canvas course site. You may post replies to the discussions forums, as well as take quizzes and exams. For written assignments, save documents in either .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf format (or as otherwise indicated by your instructor) and upload them to the Canvas site.

Late Work

Assignments are due on Thursday and Sunday by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time. Late work may or may not be accepted, at the discretion of the teacher. Any grade deductions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you have a question about a particular assignment, please contact the teacher well ahead of the deadline.

Responses to Your Work

You may generally expect replies to personal communication (email, Canvas inbox) within 24-48 hours.  For written assignments, the professor will endeavor to grade and give feedback within seven days of the due date.

Academic Honesty

Due to the commitment of training men and women for Christian service and the commitment of educational excellence, academic integrity is our natural expectation. Compelling evidence of academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating or plagiarism) will be reported to the academic dean’s office and the student development office. Penalties could range from failure of an assignment to suspension from college. Students should avoid dishonesty and irresponsibility at all costs.


Required Course Tools/Connectivity

Successful participation in this course requires the student to possess or obtain (and know how to use) the following in addition to course books:

Course Topic Outline and Workload

In keeping with standards typical of higher education, the expectation is that you will spend between 112 to 135 hours completing all coursework in this 3-hour online course.


Topics Covered

Hrs./Min. Covered


Set symbols and terminology; Venn diagrams and subsets; set operations; surveys and cardinal numbers

12.75 hr.


Statements and quantifiers; truth tables and equivalent statements; analyzing arguments with truth tables

15.25 hr.


Analyzing linear equations; applications of linear equations; ratio, proportion, and variance

12.5 hr.


Points, lines, planes, and angles; congruency and similarity of triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem; perimeter, area, and circumference; volume and surface area

15.5 hr.


Basic concepts of probability; events involving “not” and “or”; conditional probability and events involving “and”

12.5 hr.


Visual displays of data; statistical measures of central tendency; statistical measures of dispersion

13.75 hr.


Consumer credit; financial investments; the possibilities of voting; the impossibilities of voting

16.25 hr.


Final project

13.5 hr.

Total Hours Students will Spend Working on Course

112 hr.

Additional Information

Format: This is an online course. Video lectures will be available for each topic that is covered. Problem sets will be assigned each week to demonstrate your understanding of the material covered that week. You should be prepared to spend 15 to 17 hours per week on this course. This may include watching video lectures, reading the text, homework, discussion posts and studying for tests. 

Homework: Homework will be assigned in MyMathLab as each section is covered. Each section’s homework is due the Sunday after it is assigned at midnight.

Exams: There will be 4 exams (100 points each) plus a 200 point final project. Tests will have a time limit of one hour. Makeup tests will not be given, so make sure you set aside time to take the tests online during the given window of time.

Discussion Posts: There will be several discussion posts throughout the course to allow students to interact with one another and dialogue about specific topics. To receive full points on discussion posts, you must create a post in addition to making a comment on at least two of your peers’ posts.

Final Project: There will be a 200 point final project.

Getting help: Please contact me through CANVAS, email, or by phone if you have any questions or technical issues. I will check my email regularly during the week and before 9:00pm on weekends. There are also many resources available to you in MyMathLab including videos, walk-throughs, practice quizzes


Below is a listing of assignments that comprise the 100% percentage points possible for this course.



Course Objectives







Discussion Posts



Final Project



Total Points


Grading Scale

Total Score

Course Grade


100-95 points



94-93 points



92-91 points



90-87 points



86-85 points



84-83 points



82-79 points



78-77 points



76-75 points



74-72 points



71-70 points



69-0 points



For further information on grading policies, refer to the college catalog.

[Contemporary Mathematics, MA 1111 OL] REV. 8/23/21