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MATH& 107 - Math in Society

5 credits

MATH 097  with a grade of “C” or better; or appropriate placement score.

MATH&107 provides a solid foundation in the quantitative reasoning, symbolic reasoning and problem solving needed for citizenship. A variety of topics are covered, including: the use of percent in relative change and difference, use of the CPI, financial models and money management, probability, statistical reasoning, measures of central tendency and variation, linear growth and decrease, and exponential growth and decay. The material is presented at a level accessible to students who have successfully completed a course in intermediate algebra or the equivalent. It is taught at approximately the same level as college algebra, statistics and finite mathematics, but the material is intended to be more practical for the liberal arts student.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies the quantitative skills requirement, science distribution area F requirement, or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Model linear and exponential growth and decrease, and use linear and exponential models to solve problems
  • Solve problems using financial models
  • Apply probability and descriptive statistics to solve problems and analyze data

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