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MATH320 - Mathematical Modeling

Course Details

Course Code: MATH320 Course ID: 4541 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of math modeling. It integrates the student’s previous experiences with mathematical concepts to provide a variety of practical methods to solve problems. The course covers mathematical concepts such as graphs, inequalities, slopes, linear regression, matrices, operations and applications of matrices, linear programming, sets,Venn diagrams, permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, and an introduction to logic. (Prerequisite: MATH220)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Create graphs of lines and points.
  • Compute the slope of a line.
  • Use regression to solve problems
  • Solve equations and provide solutions to word problems
  • Implement basic matrices operations
  • Use linear programming to solve problems
  • Use Venn diagrams and sets to logically solve a problem
  • Compute combinations and permutations and understand when to use them.
  • Use the binomial theorem to solve problems.
  • Prepare truth tables to solve problems.

Honor Pledge: The honor pledge is an intricate part of the APUS Culture. This assignment is worth 1% of the final grade for this course. For this assignment, students are required to acknowledge the honor pledge below:

As a member of the American Public University System learning community, I will respect and abide by the APUS Honor Code. I understand and will abide by the University's policy of academic integrity, as described in the Student Handbook and the University Catalog. I accept responsibility for my actions, and I will not condone or assist other students in dishonesty or plagiarism. Finally, I will accept the consequences of any violations on the University's academic policies.

Forum Assignments: There will be an Introductory Forum worth 1.5% of the final grade and 7 other Forums in Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 worth 1.5% each for a total of 12% of the final grade.

Written Assignment: There will be a written assignment in Week 7 worth 12% of the final grade. Go to Assignments and then Written Assignment to see the Requirements.

Homework Assignments: There will be 8 WebAssign homework assignments in Weeks 1-8 worth 5% each for a total of 40% of the final grade.

Quizzes: There will be 3 Quizzes in the WebAssign for weeks 2, 4, and 6 worth 7% each for a total of 21% of the final grade.

Final Exam: There will be a Final Exam in WebAssign worth 15% of the Final Grade. It is recommended that you take the Practice Final first.

NameGrade %
Forums 12.00 %
Introductory Forum 1.50 %
Week 2 Forum 1.50 %
Week 3 Forum 1.50 %
Week 4 Forum 1.50 %
Week 5 Forum 1.50 %
Week 6 Forum 1.50 %
Week 7 Forum 1.50 %
Week 8 Forum 1.50 %
Homework 40.00 %
Homework 1 5.00 %
Homework 2 5.00 %
Homework 3 5.00 %
Homework 4 5.00 %
Homework 5 5.00 %
Homework 6 5.00 %
Homework 7 5.00 %
Homework 8 5.00 %
Quizzes 21.00 %
Quiz 1 Week 2 Critique 7.00 %
Quiz 2 Week 4 Critique 7.00 %
Quiz 3 Week 6 Critique 7.00 %
Written Assignment 12.00 %
APUS Honor Code and Pledge 1.00 %
Written Project Assignment 12.00 %
Final Exam 15.00 %
Final Exam Critique 15.00 %

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Mathematics Videos

Apus YouTube Videos

Purple Math

Khan Academy

Just Math Tutorials

Combinations and


Microsoft Mathematics

Microsoft Mathematics

Math vids

Book Title:Finite Mathematics, 8th ed - WebAssign access provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:CLASS-CENGAGE
Author:Rolf, Howard
Unit Cost:$237.95
Electronic Unit Cost:$25.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.