Welcome to the  Walla Walla University Department of Mathematics Moodle server. Here you will find resources for all MATH courses offered by the department.

    Available courses

    Designed for students who enter university without having met the mathematics entrance requirements of a one-year course in high school Algebra II. Topics include sets, numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring rational algebraic expressions, graphs, first and second degree equations, and inequalities. Credit does not apply toward graduation. (Course fees apply.)

    Designed to give the liberal arts student an overview of the various ways mathematics is used in a modern society. Topics include linear equations and systems of linear equations, matrices, sets and counting, probability, and descriptive statistics. Additional topics are selected from logic, linear programming, game theory, and the mathematics of finance.

    Designed for students in health-related majors, the social sciences, or other fields in which a basic knowledge of statistical methods is required. Topics include sampling, descriptive statistics, simple linear regression, probability, the normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions, chi-square tests, and simple analysis of variance.  Computer-based lab activities are required.

    Designed to help the prospective elementary school teacher develop a deep understanding of topics typically covered in the K-8 mathematics curriculum. Topics include problem solving strategies; sets; numeration systems; arithmetic for whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers using multiple algorithms; elementary number theory; proportions; and percents. Emphasizes constructing concrete models for these concepts and lab work is required.

    Designed for students preparing to take Calculus I who have had some previous experience with Precalculus but are in need of further review. Covers topics from college algebra and trigonometry including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs; trigonometric identities; and complex numbers. 

    Designed for students majoring in scientific or technical fields who need a knowledge of college algebra, or for students preparing to take Calculus I. Topics include integer, rational, real, and complex numbers; solving equations and inequalities; and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.

    Designed for students majoring in scientific or technical fields who need a knowledge of college algebra, or for students preparing to take Calculus I. Topics include integer, rational, real, and complex numbers; solving equations and inequalities; and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.

    Designed for students majoring in scientific or technical fields who need a knowledge of college algebra, or for students preparing to take Calculus I. Topics include integer, rational, real, and complex numbers; solving equations and inequalities; and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.

    Designed for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences, or for those seeking a rigorous introduction to the Calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives and applications, and integration up through substitution. Includes formal definitions of the limit, derivative, and Riemann integral as well as proofs of standard theorems, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    Designed for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences, or for those seeking a rigorous introduction to the Calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives and applications, and integration up through substitution. Includes formal definitions of the limit, derivative, and Riemann integral as well as proofs of standard theorems, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    A continuation of MATH 181. Topics include indefinite integrals, the calculus of inverse functions, L'Hôpital's rule, techniques and applications of integration, and an introduction to differential equations. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems.

    A continuation of MATH 281. Topics include sequences, series, tests for convergence, Taylor and Maclaurin series, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and vector calculus. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems.

    A continuation of MATH 282. Topics include differential and integral calculus of multi-variable functions, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, the divergence theorem, and Stokes' theorem. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems. 

    Designed to introduce students majoring in mathematics, computing, engineering, or the physical sciences to the concepts of linear algebra. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, matrices and determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformations, and Euclidean n-space. Emphasizes applications and computation.

    Designed to introduce students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences to ordinary differential equations as dynamical systems. Topics include linear and non-linear first order equations and systems, higher order linear equations, modeling, standard analytic and qualitative solution methods, equilibria and stability, and phase plane analysis.

    Designed for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences, or for those seeking a calculus-based survey of probability and statistics. Topics include combinatorics, probability distributions and densities, mathematical expectation, functions of random variables, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and analysis of variance. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems.

    Designed for mathematics majors who are preparing to take the Senior Mathematics Seminar Sequence. Students will read and discuss a scholarly paper of current interest in the instructor's field of mathematics.

    One of two core upper-division sequences designed for students majoring in mathematics. Provides an introduction to abstract algebra covering sets and relations, groups, subgroups, permutation groups, cosets, direct products, and group homomorphisms.

    Prepares students to participate in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Topics include problem-solving with an emphasis on both oral and written communication. Students are required to take the William Lowell Putnam exam, held annually in early December, as a part of the class.