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
James "Jim" Bellon University of West Georgia
Duane Benson South Georgia State College
Thomas Brown Jr. East Georgia State College
Thomas Gonzalez Dalton State College
Becky Griffin South Georgia State College
Nancy Henderson University of North Georgia
Mark Henderson Clayton State University
Penny Hidalgo University of West Georgia
Avijit Kar Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Sujin Kim Savannah State University
Patti Lord Bainbridge State College
Suzie Lusk Clayton 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
Bhukan Rathore Georgia Highlands College
Danielle Rivard College of Coastal Georgia
Lila Roberts Clayton State University
Karen R. Rollins University of West Georgia
Barry Rollins University of West Georgia
Latriece Tanksley Savannah State University
Patcharin Tragoonsirisak-Marion Fort Valley State University
Steven Wallace Middle Georgia State University
Mary Wolfe Middle Georgia State University

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


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.
  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Functions
  • Lesson 2 - Functions, Graphs, Solving and Applications
  • Lesson 3 - Linear Functions
  • Lesson 4 - Quadratic Functions
  • Lesson 5 - Power an Polynomial Functions
  • Lesson 6 - Exponential Functions
  • Lesson 7 - Logarithmic Functions
  • Lesson 8 - Piecewise-Defined Functions

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

  • Participation/Discussions – 10%
  • Online Quizzes – 20%
  • Online Tests (4) – 40%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Proctored Final Exam – 15%

TI-83 plus or TI-84 plus calculator

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