Fall Semester 2017

Welcome to MA 114 from Dr. Page
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 4,500 students have taken the class.

The homework for this class is accessed via webassign.ncsu.edu. The online section of MA 114 was one of the first math classes in the world to use WebAssign as the primary tool for homework and tests (starting in 1998). 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.

This website served for many years as the home for a distance education section of the finite math class MA 114 at N.C. State University. I retired in December 2017, and this is now the archived version of the website from that final semester. A similar class continues at NCSU with different faculty and a different website.
-- Lavon B. Page
-- December 2017
There are no surprises. Most assignments, except for a few at the beginning of the semester, allow a week or more for completion of the assignment. At any time throughout the semester you can check the calendar tab at the top of this website to view the due date for all the homework for the entire semester. The calendar also includes other information like the windows for taking all tests and the final exam, holidays, and other dates of significance.

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. All your currently scheduled homework assignments are found at WebAssign once the semester begins, and class news is found at the News tab (at the top of most pages). Short news blurbs will appear in the white box part way down in the right sidebar of each page of this website.

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).