Spring Semester 2019

Welcome to MA 114 from Dr. Lavon Page
Dr. Page taught this course for 20 years and is the voice
behind the majority of the class videos

MA 114 (Introduction to Finite Math) has been offered as an online course at NCSU since the fall semester of 1997. During that period, more than 5,000 students have taken the class. The course was created and managed by Dr. Lavon Page for 20 years.  After the Fall 2017 semester Dr. Page officially retired from teaching the course but has graciously allowed the NCSU Mathematics Department to continue offering the online course using his materials.  In Spring 2019 the online course is being taught by Dr. Andrew Cooper with teaching assistance being provided by Jenn Burt. (See the Contact Us tab for more information about Dr. Cooper and Jenn.)

The homework for this class is accessed via webassign.ncsu.edu. Information about WebAssign is provided at the WebAssign tab at the top of this page. Once an assignment has appeared in your list of current WebAssignments, WebAssign will show you the due date for the assignment. With the exception of the introductory assignments at the beginning of the course there will always be at least one week between the time an assignment appears in your list of current WebAssignments and the due date.  This allows you plenty of time to complete the assignments.  The way to stay on schedule in this class is to monitor your list of current WebAssignments regularly. There are no surprises.

Below is a video demonstrating what it's like to view one of the class videos on an iPhone. There's also a video at Vimeo demonstrating viewing a class video on an Android tablet (a Nexus 7).

  The class videos can be watched on most any Android or Apple device. Here's a demonstration of watching
video on an iPhone. Click the full screen expander button to view this demo in full screen.

The videos in this class are available with closed captioning. To access the captioning, simply view the YouTube version of the video. (See demonstration.)
Instructional videos for this course may be viewed full screen at either the NCSU website or at YouTube. The course is divided into six parts, and the videos for each part are found via the links in the right sidebar.

Important: All university correspondence to students uses students' NCSU e-mail addresses, so it is essential that you check your NCSU mail account.

Mobile Devices: This website works with mobile devices such as Android phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. Mobile devices will display the full web version, as well as all the class videos (both the NCSU-hosted versions and the YouTube versions).