Contemporary Math (Dual Credit; M105)

Course Length:

One-Semester Course

Course Description:

This course is a dual credit course offered in cooperation with our partner, Helena College.  A separate application to Helena College is required.

This course is designed to meet the general education mathematics requirement for the liberal arts major. It surveys some of the important ideas and practical applications in mathematics and uses algebra skills to solve real problems. Topics include problem-solving, financial math, mathematical modeling (linear and quadratic), and elementary statistics.

This course is available for dual credit only.  Students may not take this course without the college credit component.  Students that neglect to apply or don’t qualify for Helena College credit will be dropped from the course.


This course typically required a minimum placement score of 20 on the math section of the ACT, 490 on the math section of SAT, or Accuplacer exam administered by Helena College.  For the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms only, those requirements have been waived.  However, a special math placement form must be completed and returned with registration materials.  The link to that form is here: LINK.

16 years of age, Junior in High School or waiver approved by Helena College.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Contemporary Math (Dual Credit) Public Syllabus

Required Materials:


Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available

Lead Teacher:

Nancy Bailey, Helena School


Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 365
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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