Tara Jones

Residential Faculty - Mathematics

Mathematics & Computer Science

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: S252

480-654-7223

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM1:30 PM - 2:30 PM1:30 PM - 2:30 PM1:30 PM - 2:30 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
    

Online

Wednesday evening office hours are virtual and for students taking MAT151 online only.  The virtual link to join is located in Canvas.

Friday office hours are virtual and available for all students, both in-person and online.  The virtual link to join is located in Canvas.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

MAT146 College Mathematics with Review 6 Credits

Working knowledge of college-level mathematics and its applications to real-life problems. Emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and their applications. Topics include proportional reasoning, modeling, finance, probability, and statistics, along with review of arithmetic and introductory algebra, as needed.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: It is highly encouraged that you attend one of the FREE MCC Math Boot Camps that occur prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps/math-boot-camps for more information and to register.

General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29405
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoTuWeTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Ended

MAT151 College Algebra/Functions 4 Credits

Analysis and interpretation of the behavior and nature of functions including linear, quadratic, higher-order polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions; systems of equations, using multiple methods including matrices, and modeling and solving real world problems.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT095, or MAT096, or MAT114, or MAT115, or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement for MAT15+, OR permission of Department or Division Chair.

Course Notes: This class may require a graphing calculator and/or online software package, such as MyMathLab, that may result in an additional cost to the student. Some instructors allow the use of the online textbook that accompanies the online software package in lieu of a physical textbook. Contact your instructor for details. All students must meet the MCC Mathematics Department prerequisite requirements for each class within two years of first day of class. See http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/mathematics-computer-science/mathematics/resources/ for department policies.

It is highly encouraged that you attend one of the FREE MCC Math Boot Camps that occur prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps/math-boot-camps for more information and to register.

General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27127

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27127 Students may contact instructor at: tara.jones@mesacc.edu

This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community college may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

MAT220 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 Credits

Limits, continuity, differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT187, or MAT188, or an appropriate District placement.

Course Notes: This class may require a graphing calculator and/or online software package, such as MyMathLab, that may result in an additional cost to the student. Some instructors allow the use of the online textbook that accompanies the online software package in lieu of a physical textbook. Contact your instructor for details. All students must meet the MCC Mathematics Department prerequisite requirements for each class within two years of first day of class. See http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/mathematics-computer-science/mathematics/resources/ for department policies.

It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Calculus Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.

General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27172
Red Mountain Campus

Red Mountain Palo Verde 207

In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoTuWeTh
9:30 AM - 10:35 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Fall 2024

MAT151 College Algebra/Functions 4 Credits

Analysis and interpretation of the behavior and nature of functions including linear, quadratic, higher-order polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions; systems of equations, using multiple methods including matrices, and modeling and solving real world problems.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT095, or MAT096, or MAT114, or MAT115, or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement for MAT15+, OR permission of Department or Division Chair.

Course Notes: This class may require a graphing calculator and/or online software package, such as MyMathLab, that may result in an additional cost to the student. Some instructors allow the use of the online textbook that accompanies the online software package in lieu of a physical textbook. Contact your instructor for details. All students must meet the MCC Mathematics Department prerequisite requirements for each class. See http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/mathematics-computer-science/mathematics/resources/ for department policies.

It is highly encouraged that you attend one of the FREE MCC Math Boot Camps that occur prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.

General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13793

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 13793 Students may contact instructor at: tara.jones@mesacc.edu

?This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community college may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

MAT156 College Algebra/Functions with Review 6 Credits

Analysis and interpretation of the behavior and nature of functions including linear, quadratic, higher-order polynomials, rational, exponential, logarithmic, power, absolute value, and piecewise-defined functions; systems of equations, using multiple methods including matrices, and modeling and solving real world problems, along with review of intermediate algebra, as needed.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR MAT09+ or MAT114 or MAT115, OR an appropriate district placement for MAT120 or MAT121 or MAT122, OR permission of Department or Division Chair.

Course Notes: It is highly encouraged that you attend one of the FREE MCC Math Boot Camps that occur prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.

General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15116
Red Mountain Campus

Red Mountain Palo Verde 207

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoTuWeTh
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

MAT220 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 Credits

Limits, continuity, differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT187, or MAT188, or an appropriate District placement.

Course Notes: This class may require a graphing calculator and/or online software package, such as MyMathLab, that may result in an additional cost to the student. Some instructors allow the use of the online textbook that accompanies the online software package in lieu of a physical textbook. Contact your instructor for details. All students must meet the MCC Mathematics Department prerequisite requirements for each class. See http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/mathematics-computer-science/mathematics/resources/ for department policies.

It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Calculus Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.

General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13802
Red Mountain Campus

Red Mountain Palo Verde 207

In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoTuWeTh
9:30 AM - 10:35 AM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

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