Course Descriptions

Introduction to Mathematical Modeling - MATH 1101


This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling using graphical, numerical, symbolic, and verbal techniques to describe and explore real-world data and phenomena. Emphasis is on the use of elementary functions to investigate and analyze applied problems and questions, supported by the use of appropriate technology, and on effective communication of quantitative concepts and results.

Name Office Phone Email
Dawit Aberra Fort Valley State University
Agegnehu Atena Savannah State University
Valerie Beaman-Hackle Middle Georgia State University
Jim Bellon University of West Georgia
Duane Benson South Georgia State College
Sandra Bevill Middle Georgia State University
Thomas Brown Jr. East Georgia State College
Theresa Butori University of North Georgia
Louisa Catalano Clayton State University
Ronald Chilluffo University of West Georgia
Tonya DeGeorge Georgia Gwinnett College
Anilkumar Devarapu University of North Georgia
Scarlett Erb Fort Valley State University
Holly Geiger Middle Georgia State University
Thomas Gonzalez Dalton State College
Michael Goodroe University of North Georgia
Becky Griffin South Georgia State College
Mark Henderson Clayton State University
Nancy Henderson University of North Georgia
Penny Hidalgo University of West Georgia
Lisa Howell South Georgia State College
Avijit Kar Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Richard Kilburn Middle Georgia State University
Sujin Kim Savannah State University
Gretchen Kotz Georgia Highlands College
Bridgett Lee Georgia Southern University
Patti Lord Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Suzanne Lusk Clayton State University
Patcharin Marion Fort Valley State University
Barry Monk Middle Georgia State University
Tilahun Muche Savannah State University
Stephanie Mungle Columbus State University
Masoud Naghedolfeizi Fort Valley State University
Rhonda Porter Albany State University
Blanche Presley Middle Georgia State University
John Riggott University of Georgia
Danielle Rivard College of Coastal Georgia
Lila Roberts Clayton State University
Barry Rollins University of West Georgia
Karen Rollins University of West Georgia
David Ross University of North Georgia
Lawrence Ssebaggala Dalton State College
Latriece Tanksley Savannah State University
Steven Wallace Middle Georgia State University
Mary Wolfe Middle Georgia State University
Lisa Yocco East Georgia State College

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and basic properties of functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of linear functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of quadratic functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of polynomials.
  • Understand the concept and properties of exponential functions.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of logarithms.
  • Understand the concept and basic properties of piecewise-defined functions.
  • Unit 1: Data and Functions
  • Unit 2: Functions and Models
  • Unit 3: Linear Functions
  • Unit 4: Linear Models
  • Unit 5: Exponential Functions and Models
  • Unit 6: Logarithmic Functions and Exponential Models
  • Unit 7: Quadratic Functions and Models
  • Unit 8: Power and Polynomial Functions

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance - 1%
  • Quizzes - 25%
  • Discussion - 5%
  • Mindset Learning Project - 4%
  • Homework - 30%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 20%

TI-83 plus or TI-84 plus calculator

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