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MATH& 107 - Math in Society

Credits: 5
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.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH 96  or MATH 97  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate math placement. 

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills
Course Fee: $2.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Calculate compound interest income and effective interest rate.
  2. Calculate payments for the amortization of a loan, and set up an ordinary annuity.
  3. Describe different types of samples of a population.
  4. Analyze data from censuses, surveys, and comparative experiments.
  5. Graph data using box plots and histograms.
  6. Calculate and analyze descriptive statistics including mean, median, standard deviation, and quartiles.
  7. Describe sample spaces and calculate the probability of events in a random experiment.
  8. Graph and analyze data that has an approximate normal distribution.
  9. Solve modern application problems.

Program Outcomes
  1. Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
  2. Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
  3. Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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