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 this course, 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


Formerly UPG 032 Math 2B. Students who have taken UPG 032 should not enrol in this course.


Successful completion of Math 20-2 or an equivalent course is highly recommended.

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Sep 11, 2024 to Nov 27, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Sep 11, 2024 to Dec 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Foundations of Mathematics 12 Workbook (Math 30-2)
Publisher: Absolute Value Publications
ISBN number: 978-1-926979-00-7

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

The workbook with solutions is also available as an interactive online workbook directly from the publisher at: iWriteMath Online (avponline.com).

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Math 20-2 or equivalent

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

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

Students 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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