MATH& 107 - Math in Society
Study of a variety of mathematical topics that include finance, statistics, and probability. Additional topics may include voting theory, fair division, networks, scheduling, apportionment and other fields.
Prerequisite: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate math placement.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Calculate compound interest income and effective interest rate.
- Calculate payments for the amortization of a loan, and set up an ordinary annuity.
- Describe different types of samples of a population.
- Analyze data from censuses, surveys, and comparative experiments.
- Graph data using box plots and histograms.
- Calculate and analyze descriptive statistics including mean, median, standard deviation, and quartiles.
- Describe sample spaces and calculate the probability of events in a random experiment.
- Graph and analyze data that has an approximate normal distribution.
- Solve modern application problems.
Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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