MATH 1313 - Finite Mathematics - University of Houston
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MATH 1313 - Finite Mathematics

Section number: This information applies to ALL face-to-face sections

Delivery format: Hyflex/Online/face-to-face 

Prerequisites:  A satisfactory score on a placement examination.

Course Description: Systems of linear equations, introduction to linear programming, mathematics of finance, topics in probability and statistics. *Note: Students with prior credit for MATH 2331 will not receive credit for MATH 1313. May not apply to course or GPA requirements for a major or minor in natural sciences and mathematics. TCCNS Equivalent: MATH 1324.

Core Category: Mathematics (20) and Math/Reasoning (90)

Textbook: Available in electronic form (PDF) through CASA for all enrolled students via an Access Code. For more information regarding access to the book, please view your instructor's syllabus.


*Note: The information contained in this class outline is an abbreviated description of the course. Additional important information is contained in the Departmental Course Policies statement and at your instructor’s personal webpage. You are responsible for knowing all of this information.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities in a variety of ways. They will apply these skills to mathematical descriptions of real-world scenarios and will be able to communicate their conclusions.    They will be able to apply algebraic methods in solving  problems in business and financial mathematics. They will understand and be able to use various counting techniques and will apply them to elementary problems in probability.   They will learn elementary methods of descriptive and inferential statistics and will appreciate the role of statistics in thinking critically about other areas of knowledge.  

A student in this class is expected to complete the following assignments:

1.          1 Online Exam (prerequisite)

2.          3 Regular Exams

3.          Final Exam

4.          Online Quizzes – one per week.

5          Homework – on each section of the textbook covered in class

6.          Poppers – in-class quizzes given daily starting the 3rd week of classes.



Online Exam: 8%

Regular Exams: 42% (14% each)

Final Exam: 18%

Online Quizzes: 12%

Daily Classroom Quizzes (Poppers): 10%

Homework: 10%

Total: 100%


The learning materials for Math 1313, including the textbook, are found online on the CourseWare site at Students are required to purchase an access code at the Book Store to access the learning materials.


CSD Accommodations:

Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids: The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, pertaining to the provision of reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids for students who have a disability. In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, University of Houston strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an academic adjustments/auxiliary aid, please visit The Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) website at for more information.

Accommodation Forms: Students seeking academic adjustments/auxiliary aids must, in a timely manner (usually at the beginning of the semester), provide their instructor with a current Student Accommodation Form (SAF) (paper copy or online version, as appropriate) from the CSD office before an approved accommodation can be implemented.

Details of this policy, and the corresponding responsibilities of the student are outlined in The Student Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Policy (01.D.09) document under [STEP 4: Student Submission (5.4.1 & 5.4.2), Page 6]. For more information please visit the Center for Students with Disabilities Student Resources page.

Additionally, if a student is requesting a (CSD approved) testing accommodation, then the student will also complete a Request for Individualized Testing Accommodations (RITA) paper form to arrange for tests to be administered at the CSD office. CSD suggests that the student meet with their instructor during office hours and/or make an appointment to complete the RITA form to ensure confidentiality.

*Note: RITA forms must be completed at least 48 hours in advance of the original test date. Please consult your counselor ahead of time to ensure that your tests are scheduled in a timely manner. Please keep in mind that if you run over the agreed upon time limit for your exam, you will be penalized in proportion to the amount of extra time taken.



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