Fall 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
Important:  It has been reported that not all of the content is visible if you are viewing the course website using the "mobile view."  If you are viewing the course website using a mobile device, please make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page and "view web version" so that you get the full course experience!


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 Fall 2019 the online course is being taught by Elisabeth Congdon with teaching assistance being provided by Jenn Burt. (See the Contact Us tab for more information about Elisabeth 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. 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).  If you are using a mobile device make sure that you scroll to the bottom of the page and click the button to "View web version" so that you get the full class experience.