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I have taught undergraduate mathematics at the University of Maryland Global Campus since 2010, when it was called the University of Maryland University College. UMGC's classes are primarily delivered via distance education, though some courses are "hybrid" including a weekly session on campus, usually at the University of Maryland, College Park. At UMGC, I routinely teach the introductory mathematics courses: MATH 106 Finite Mathematics A survey of basic business mathematics. This course includes an introduction to mathematical finance (loan and annuity modeling), simple matrix mathematics, linear programming, set theory, and basic probability. Fall 2018 (OL4) SyllabusSpring 2018 (OL1) SyllabusFall 2017 (OL4) SyllabusSpring 2017 (OL1) Syllabus Summer 2015 (OL3) SyllabusSummer 2015 (OL1) SyllabusSpring 2015 (OL4) SyllabusFall 2014 (OL4) SyllabusMATH 107 College Algebra A gentle introduction college-level algebra including equations, inequalities, graphing, and polynomial and exponential equations. Spring 2019 (OL4) SyllabusSpring 2019 (OL1) SyllabusSummer 2018 (OL3) SyllabusSummer 2018 (OL1) SyllabusSummer 2017 (OL2) SyllabusSummer 2017 (OL1) Syllabus Spring 2015 (OL1) SyllabusFall 2015 (OL3) SyllabusFall 2014 (OL1) Syllabus I have also taught other courses from the mathematics program: MATH 012 Intermediate Algebra A development course preparing students for one of the core college-level math courses listed above. This course introduces many algebraic concepts. Fall 2018 (OL4) SyllabusSpring 2018 (OL4) SyllabusSpring 2017 (OL4) Syllabus MATH 108 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry This course picks up where MATH 107 leaves off and adds trigonometric functions, analysis of triangles and other simple shapes. Some proofs are also introduced.Fall 2015 (OL1) SyllabusMATH 115 Pre-Calculus This course is the contents of MATH 107 and MATH 108 in one semester!Summer 2019 (OL1) SyllabusFall 2016 (OL4) SyllabusFall 2016 (OL1) SyllabusMATH 140 Calculus I Calculus I is the traditional first semester of calculus. The course teaches limits and derivatives, with a focus on graphing. Finally, this course introduces the integral and sets up Calculus II.Spring 2016 (OL2) Syllabus Finally, I have taught courses from our statistics program. We are now down to just STAT 200, but we previously had an array of thematically-linked statistics classes for business, social science, and computer science: STAT 200 Introduction to Statistics This is an introduction to applied statistics. Probability, t-tests, and -tests are introduced. Application areas are broadly selected from across many different fields. Fall 2017 (OL1) Syllabus STAT 230 Introductory Business Statistics This is is essentially the same as STAT 200, but the examples are drawn primarily from business settings and include production and finance problems. This class has since been discontinued in favor of STAT 200, above, as a generalized statistics course. Blog Posts Image by: Peter Rosbjerg / Flickr.