Math Classes

Math Classes

Bank some extra math credits this summer – you will see amazing returns!

2015 Summer Math

May 18 – June 26 June 15 – August 7 June 29 – August 7
Math 108 X
Math 123  X X
Math 130 X
Math 143 X
Math 144  X X
Math 160  X X
Math 170 X  X X
Math 175 X  X X
Math 275 X  X X
Math 310 X   X  X
Math 330 X   X  X

If you need assistance choosing the correct math course, please contact your academic advisor or the Mathematics Department at 885-6742, email math@uidaho.edu.

Course Descriptions

Math 108 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr)
Carries no credit after Math 137 or 143. Review of algebra including factoring, rational expressions, exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, equations of lines. Taught using the Polya Math Center, a studio environment featuring group study, one-to-one interaction with instructors, computer-mediated modules, and lectures. Does not satisfy core requirement.


Math 123 Mathematics Applied To The Modern World (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-c. Discussion of some aspects of mathematical thought through the study of problems taken from areas such as logic, number theory, geometry, probability, and combinatorics; discussion of historical development.


Math 130 Finite Mathematics (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-c. Systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, and probability.
Prereq: Sufficient score on SAT, ACT, or COMPASS Math Test; or Math 108 with a C or better. Required test scores can be found here: www.uidaho.edu/sci/math/academics/placement/courses.


Math 143 Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-c. Carries no credit after Math 160 or 170; carries 2 credits after Math 137. Algebraic, exponential, logarithmic functions; graphs of conics; zeros of polynomials; systems of equations, induction. Taught using the Polya Math Center, a studio environment featuring group study, one-to-one interaction with instructors, computer-mediated modules, and lectures.
Prereq: Sufficient score on SAT, ACT, or COMPASS Math Test; or Math 108 with grade of C or better. It is recommended that Math 143 be taken within two years of passing Math 108 or its equivalent.


Math 144 Analytic Trigonometry (1 cr)
Not open for cr to students who have previous high school or college cr in trigonometry. Trigonometric functions, inverse functions, applications. Taught using the Polya Math Center, a studio environment featuring group study, one-to-one interaction with instructors, computer-mediated modules, and lectures.
Prereq: Sufficient score on SAT, ACT, or COMPASS Math Test. Students may qualify by enrolling concurrently in Math 143 or Math 170. Required test scores can be found here: www.uidaho.edu/sci/math/academics/placement/courses.


Math 160 Survey of Calculus (4 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-c. Carries no credit after Math 170. Functions, graphing, derivative, integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, functions of several variables. Primarily for students in business, life sciences or architecture who need only one semester of calculus.
Prereq: Sufficient score on SAT, ACT, or COMPASS Math Test, or Math 137 with a C or better, or Math 143 with a C or better. Required test scores can be found here: www.uidaho.edu/sci/math/academics/placement/courses.


Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-c. Carries 2 credits after Math 160. Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, applications, differentiation and integration of transcendental functions. Primarily for students in engineering, mathematics, science or computer science.
Prereq: Math 143 (with a grade of C or better) and Math 144 (concurrent enrollment in Math 144 is allowed although it is recommended that students complete Math 144 before enrolling in Math 170); or demonstrated proficiency through a sufficiently high score on the ACT, SAT, or COMPASS tests.


Math 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 cr)
Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, integration techniques, general mean value theorem, numerical techniques, and series.
Prereq: Math 170 with a grade of C or better


Math 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 cr)
Vectors, functions of several variables, and multiple integration.
Prereq: Math 175


Math 310 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 cr)
Classification, initial and boundary value problems of one variable, exact equations, methods of solving higher-order linear equations, second-order equations with constant coefficient, series solutions, systems of linear equations, Laplace transforms, and existence theorems.
Recommended preparation: Math 275.
Prereq: Math 175


Math 330 Linear Algebra (3 cr)
Linear equations, matrices, linear transformations, eigenvalues, diagonalization; applications. Recommended Preparation: Math 175.
Prereq: Math 160 or 170