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Northern Virginia Community College

Liberal Arts Math I, MTH 151


Course Description (from the College):

This course presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems and elementary computer concepts.  The general purpose of this course is to give the students an appreciation for the uses of mathematics in the contemporary world and to develop the ability by the student to solve certain problems in a logical manner.


Syllabus -- in Word format


Important Dates
Exam #1 -- Thursday, September 14th key/review/flash cards
Exam #2 -- Thursday, October 12th key/review/flash cards
Exam #3 -- Tuesday, November 21st key/review/flash cards
Final Exam -- Tuesday, December 12th (noon) key/review/flash cards

see the syllabus for a more detailed calendar

Email List

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Math Office: AA 352
NOVA Math office: 703-845-6220
My NOVA email: bmccall@nvcc.edu
Office Hours: TR 4:30-6:00


Notes & Playlist Links

Venn Diagrams and Sets
Truth Tables for Two Propositions
Truth Tables for Three Propositions
Truth Tables for Four Propositions
Argument Tables for Rules of Inference
Logic Gates & Cicuits
Sets of Numbers -- key



Homework #1
Homework #2
Homework #3
Homework #4
Homework #5
Homework #6
Homework #7
Homework #8
Homework #9




Budget Project
Color Project
Rigid Motion Project/Activity -- graph paper
Pattern Scavenger Hunt
Euler Graph Exercise -- key
Euler Graphs in the Real World
TSP Project
Fractal Exploration
Spiral Growth in Nature/Symmetry in Beauty Reading
Apportionment Reading
Network Graphs Reading
Amortization Project -- Excel
Paycheck Analysis/Questions
Geogebra Assignment


Supplemental Activities

Calculator Guides:

Complex Numbers in TI
Math of Finance


Answer Keys

Quiz #1 -- key
Quiz #2 -- key
Quiz #3 -- key
Quiz #4 -- key
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Quiz #6 -- key
Quiz #7 -- key
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Quiz #14 -- key
Quiz #15 -- key



PDF Graph Paper
PhET Simulations

Liberal Arts Math at AACC


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