Course Description

This is the third of three courses designed to prepare students for undergraduate courses that do not require the study of calculus. The course covers: problem solving using logical reasoning and set theory, combinatorics and probability including fundamental counting principle, permutations, combinations, odds and probability of mutual exclusivity, dependent and independent events, the study of operations on and the development of solving problems involving rational expressions, polynomial functions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, and the exploration of trigonometric graphs and using them to solve problems.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of UPG 032 - Math 2B, students will be able to:
  • Solve logical reasoning problems
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills related to probability and uncertainty equations
  • Apply algebraic and graphical reasoning through the study of functions and equations 
  • Describe the role of mathematics in society


Successful completion of Math 20-2 or an equivalent course is highly recommended. Questions about placement? Call 403.220.2866 or email conted@ucalgary.ca.
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Online Synchronous
5:30PM to 6:30PM
Sep 06, 2023 to Nov 22, 2023
Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Sep 06, 2023 to Nov 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $545.00
Reading List / Textbook
Title: Foundations of Mathematics 12 Workbook (Math 30-2)
Publisher: Absolute Value Publications
ISBN number: 978-1-926979-00-7

Title: Foundations of Mathematics 12 Student Solution Manual
Publisher: Absolute Value Publications
ISBN number: 978-1-926979-02-1

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Math 20-2 or equivalent

A non-graphing calculator will be used. 

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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