MTH30 Business Mathematics

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Applies arithmetic to a variety of problems found in the business field, including simple and compound interest, annuities, payroll preparation, pricing, invoice preparation, trade discounts, taxes, and depreciation. Scientific calculator required. Prerequisites: MTH 20 and (RD 80 or ESOL 250). Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

you will need the CRN to register.
many classes have additional fees.
classes marked with $0 or <$40 use low cost materials. Cost does not include art supplies, calculators, fees, and equipment.
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates Materials
44373 Web 25-Sep-2017 thru 16-Dec-2017 Textbooks for CRN 44373
Instructor: Dennis Reynolds
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-7695 (Co-Chair) or 971-722-7691 (Co-Chair) or 971-722-7696 (Office).

Course details: CRN 44373

Course materials


Find out which textbooks are required for this course.

Online publisher materials

MyMathLab is a required component of the course.  Access code is available from the textbook or from

The CourseID will be provided on the first day of class.

Proctored exams and activities:

  • Number of exams or activities will be proctored: Two
  • Your instructor proctored session(s) will be held: Wednesdays, November 1 and December 13, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:50 p.m. at the Rock Creek Campus, Room TBA.
  • Alternatives will be offered for students who cannot attend the instructor proctored session:
    1. Testing centers at other colleges
    2. Other: Contact instructor

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

There are no other in-person and on-campus activities.


1. Scientific or business calculator.

2. Wordprocessor choice of  MS Word, LibreOffice, or OpenOffice

Instructor comments:

MTH 30 Business Mathematics begins reviewing material from MTH 20 Basic Mathematics: Whole Numbers and Decimals, Fractions, Percents, and Equations and Formulas. The emphasis will not be on techniques for those topics but rather applying those topics to business application problems. New material will include banking services, simple and compound interest, payroll, taxes and insurance, business and consumer loans, annuities, the mathematics of buying and selling, depreciation, financial statements and ratios, and ending with an introduction to business statistics.

Course Textbook and MyMathLab options
You have options to consider for your textbook purchase and access to myMathLab (MML):
1. Purchase the textbook new which comes with the MML Access code.
2. Purchase the textbook used and purchase MML Access Code separately.
3. Access an electronic version of the textbook for ‘free’ through a single purchase of a MML access code.

As you're considering enrollment in this course to satisfy degree or certificate requirements, know that much of the course content also has direct application to your own personal finances.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at should you have any questions about the course.

Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Distance Education technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
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