Full course description

Course Date:

Sep 12 - Dec 3, 2016

Duration:

12 weeks

Commitment:

6-8 hrs total

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Free certificate

Description

The PACE Mathematical Foundations MOOC is an online program designed to enhance your mathematics skills in the areas of Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics. This MOOC is designed to help develop the skills needed to be successful in college-level mathematics. Other aspects of the Math MOOC include access to college tutors and discussion forums with other MOOC participants. This course is non-credit and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at Barry University.

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Objectives

This course is a review of basic mathematics skills. The learning objectives of this course include the ability to successfully complete the following with 70% accuracy:

  • Operations on the Real Number line, including absolute value
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of Real Numbers
  • Problems involving Natural Number factors
  • Operations involving exponents and square roots
  • Evaluations of expressions and solving linear equations
  • Introductory geometric problems
  • Introductory statistical problems
  • Elementary probability questions

The course is designed to gauge the learner's mastery of mathematics. The student may elect to take the pre-exam and test out of the remaining course. It the learner continues in the course, the course is divided into eight modules, which provide video demonstrations and self-assessment activities. The course is concluded with a multiple-choice final exam. Successful completion of the exam or the Pre-test will result in a certificate of completion for the student. The certificate will be accepted at Barry University as satisfactory completion of the Math Placement exam.

Course Instructors

Carol Warner, Ph.D.

Carol Warner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Carol Warner is the Mathematics Coordinator for PACE and Associate Professor of Mathematics. She also serves as the Alpha Chi Honor Society moderator. She joined Barry in 2009, after 17 years with the University of Arkansas system, where she was very active. She helped change the climate of her campus through years of innovative statistical student surveys. She chaired many faculty committees, sponsored numerous student organizations – including the Organization of Adult and Returning Students, and won the Master Teacher of the Year award in 2006. Warner has been involved in community service on every level. She was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts, the Adolescent Pregnancy Clinic, Project Compassion, the American Cancer Society, the Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross. She was a founding board member of the Single Parent Scholarship program, designed websites for local non-profits, helped coordinate the community arts festival, provided guided tours of historical homes, and was an invited motivational speaker for the Women’s Crisis Center. Warner is currently a sustaining member of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, and volunteers at the Kravis Center and at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. A Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Fulbright Senior Scholar award, Warner earned her doctorate in 2005. Her area of expertise is math anxiety and factors influencing the success of mathematics students.