Jennifer Coopman

Jennifer Coopman, B.S., M.S.

Mathematics, Science Engineering & Math


Phone: 714-484-7000 Ext : 48614

Office Hours : Fall 2017 - Please see Course Syllabus

Location: Science Engineering & Math building: SEM-251


Math 115 Finite Math- Online/Hybrid


Course Description

This course covers graphing, finance, matrices, linear systems, linear programming, combinatorial analysis, probability, and descriptive statistics.  Applications to the fields of business, economics, biological sciences, and behavioral sciences are also explored.   


Math 40 or Math 41 or Algebra II with a grade of "C" or better and the assessment process.

Course Requirements

Textbook.  Finite Mathematics, Thirteenth Edition, by Barnett & Ziegler & Byleen.  Hardcopy textbook is optional as the e-book is included with your MyMathLab access.  If you purchase the Cypress College custom edition hardcopy textbook, it will be the 2nd Edition.

Materials Needed. Course handouts, pencil, highlighter, paper, graph paper, textbook (or e-book), scientific calculator, TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.

Computer Skills. To successfully complete this course you will be using many different online technologies:

  • Web browser (recommended browser is Firefox, with Pop Ups enabled). 
  • Blackboard course management system
  • MyMathLab course management system
  • Email
  • Document handlers like Word, Open Office, Adobe Reader

Study Skills. Students who enroll in this online course need to have the self-motivation and discipline required to work consistently through the instructional video lessons, take notes, as well as keep up with the homework assignments and online quizzes.  Additionally, all students in this course will be required to take the exams on campus with the instructor. Be advised that while an online course does offer some flexibility of schedule, it takes at least as much prep and study time as a traditional class.

On Campus Meetings

For the online class, there are six required in-person meetings: the Orientation Meeting, 4 Exams, and the Final Exam. All meetings are on the same day of the week and the exact dates and times are listed in the Class Schedule, which can be found using the "Schedule and Catalog" tab of the Cypress College home page.

For the hybrid class, refer to the Class Schedule for the on campus meeting days and times.

Blackboard Course Site

Blackboard is your main access point for all the lecture and learning materials required for this course.  To enter our course:

  • Enter Your User Name: Your Cypress College student ID, including the “@” sign and beginning zeros. 
  • Enter Your Password: The password is the same password you self-selected in myGateway.
  • Click Login
  • Under “My Courses” click the course title: Math 115 to enter the class web site

Resource Links

  • MyMathLab is where you will take online quizzes and get online help learning the concepts needed to be successful in our class.
  • DE Readiness Quiz Take this short online quiz to see if you are ready for the demands of a Distance Education class.
  • Equipment Requirements and Obtaining Help 
  • Computer Skills Requirements
  • Hardware/Software and Basic Skills Requirements Learn about what equipment and software you need to take a Distance Education class.
  • Tips for Student Success in Web Based Courses:  Find out some beneficial tips to help with student success.  
  • FAQs about Your Online Classroom