2015 Spring Term
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Designed to give students a broad understanding and appreciation of mathematics. Includes topics not usually covered in a traditional algebra course. Topics encompass some algebra, problem solving, counting principles, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics. This course is designed to meet the University Proficiency Requirement in mathematics for those students who do not wish to take any course which has MATH 141 as a prerequisite. ACT Math subscore 19-23 (SAT 460-550)
Introduction to college algebra. Topics and concepts extend beyond those taught in a beginning algebra course. A proficiency course for those who have not had sufficient preparation in high school to allow them to take MATH 143 or MATH 152. ACT Math subscore 19-23 (SAT 460-550)
FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)
Mathematical preparation for the understanding of various quantitative methods in modern management and social sciences. Topics included are sets, relations, linear functions, interest, annuities, matrix theory, the solution of linear systems by the graphical, algebraic, Gauss-Jordan, and inverse methods, linear programming by graphical and simplex methods, counting and probability, and decision theory. College of Business and Economics majors must take this course on a conventional grade basis.
MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER I (GM)
A study of sets, whole numbers, fractions, integers, decimals and real numbers, basic arithmetic operations and their properties, standard and alternative algorithms and estimations strategies; problem-solving, proportional reasoning and algebraic thinking. Manipulatives and cooperative learning activities are used throughout the course. For elementary education majors.
MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER II
Topics in probability and statistics, with emphasis on descriptive techniques. Investigations in geometric figures, measurement, construction, transformations, congruent and similar geometric figures. Problem solving strategies, manipulatives, and cooperative learning activities are emphasized throughout the course. All students will prepare a mathematics based activity and present it at an area elementary school.
ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS (GM)
Review of algebraic functions, inequalities, mathematical induction, theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, circular functions, trigonometric identities and equations, inverse trigonometric functions, solution of triangles.
THE LOGIC OF CHESS
A study of logic particularly as it is used in the game of chess and, most particularly, in chess strategy and the end game of chess. The rules are taught to those who are not already acquainted with the game.
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS (GM)
A course on the principles, procedures and concepts surrounding the production, summarization and analysis of data. Emphasis on critical reasoning and interpretation of statistical results. Content includes: probability, sampling, and research design; statistical inference, modeling and computing; practical application culminating in a research project. Unreq: ECON 245, PSYCH 215, SOCIOLGY 295
SHORT CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)
A general survey of the calculus. Topics covered include limits, differentiation, max-min theory, exponential and logarithmic functions, and integration. Business and social science applications are stressed.
APPLIED CALCULUS SURVEY FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)
An applied calculus course covering elementary analytic geometry, limits, differentiation, max-min theory, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, functions of several variables, and elementary differential equations. Some computer topics may be included.
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I (GM)
Review of algebraic and trigonometric functions, transcendental functions, limits, study of the derivative, techniques of differentiation, continuity, applications of the derivative, L' Hopital's Rule and indeterminate forms, the Riemann integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and substitution rule.
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II
Techniques of integration, applications of the integral, introduction to differential equations, polar coordinates and conic sections, infinite sequences and series. This course includes a writing component.
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
Solid analytic geometry, vectors and vector functions, functions of several variables, multiple integrals and their applications.
This course will supply a thorough grounding in the mathematical topics which are central to the study of computer science, and which form the basis for many modern applications of mathematics to the social sciences. Topics covered will include sets, logic, Boolean algebra and switching circuits, combinatorics, probability, graphs, trees, recursion, and algorithm analysis. Expressing mathematical ideas and writing proofs will be emphasized.
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
The main emphasis of this course is to introduce students to mathematical proofs. Students will learn to read and write proofs in mathematics by writing proofs of theorems about limits, sets of real numbers, and continuous functions. If time permits, other topics may include derivative and integration theorems, theory of open and closed sets, and cardinality of sets.
THEORY OF INTEREST
This course will cover the topics of interest theory listed in the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society syllabus for Exam FM/2. Topics include the time value of money, annuities, loans, bonds, general cash flows and portfolios, and immunization schedules.
INFINITE PROCESSES FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER
This course is primarily for pre-service elementary and middle school teachers. Students will be introduced to the concepts of calculus, which include infinite precesses, limits, and continuity. In addition, dirivatives and integrals, and their relationship to area and change will be covered.
The topics included in this course are foundations of Euclidean geometry, Euclidean transformational geometry, modern synthetic geometry that builds on Euclidean geometry, selected finite geometries, and an introduction to non-Euclidean and projective geometry, including their relationship to Euclidean geometry. Although the course is adapted to the prospective teacher of geometry, it will also meet the needs of those in other majors needing a background in geometry. Standards and guidelines of appropriate national and local bodies will be implemented.
MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA
Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, dimension, linear mappings, orthogonal bases, and eigenvector theory. Applications stressed throughout.
MATHEMATICAL MODELING & STATISTICS
An introduction to mathematical modeling and descriptive statistics. Students will develop the basic skills of formulation, simplification, and analysis of mathematical models for describing and predicting physical phenomena. The basic tools of descriptive statistics will also be introduced; the use of descriptive statistics in formulating and interpreting mathematical models will be emphasized. This course contains a writing component.
A course for those who have a sound background in basic arithmetic, but who have not been exposed to algebra, or who need to strengthen their basic algebra skills. Topics include properties of the real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions, the straight line, and systems of linear equations. The course counts towards the semester credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not, however, be included in the credits