This course is for students who need practice in applying fundamental mathematical skills (algebra, graphing, geometry, data analysis, and linearity) to real-life applications. The goal of the course is to develop the quantitative skills that promote problem solving with confidence.
This course focuses on the application of mathematics to the students' personal and social issues. It is designed to prepare students for the mathematics they will encounter in other college classes, particularly in the social and natural sciences such as problem solving, financial management, and growth. The course provides students with critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills needed to understand major issues in life. It develops students' ability to reason with quantitative information necessary to achieve success in a career. Open to first-year students.
Emphasis is on the application of algebra, precalculus, and mathematical models to many exciting real world problems in medicine, business, economics, statistics, and biology and other sciences. Recommended for prospective teachers and non-mathematicians.