2022 Summer Term
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A quantitative reasoning course which includes topics from college algebra ( such as functions, linear, exponential and logarithmic models), statistics, and probability. Emphasizes modeling, problem-solving and applications. Designed for students whose programs do not require further coursework in pre-calculus or calculus. Appropriate for students majoring and minoring in areas such as the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, and education.
Study of polynomial, radical, rational, piecewise, exponential, and logarithmic functions, including basic graphs, transformations, inverses, and combining functions; solving equations and inequalities both algebraically and graphically is explored. Applications to other disciplines are used to enhance conceptual understanding.
FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Mathematical preparation for the understanding of quantitative methods in management and social sciences. Topics include sets, relations, linear functions, interest, annuities, matrices, solution of linear systems by graphical, algebraic, Gauss-Jordan, and inverse methods, linear programming by graphical and simplex methods, counting and probability. College of Business and Economics majors must take this course on a conventional grade basis.
MATHEMATICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING
A study of topics in early childhood mathematics, including sets, numbers, operations, measurement, data, and geometry. The focus is on increasing conceptual understanding of mathematics, highlighting connections, and developing the ability to communicate mathematical knowledge. Problem-solving methods used by children will also be explored. Manipulatives, cooperative learning activities, and problem solving strategies are used throughout the course.
Study of trigonometric functions including basic graphs, transformations, and inverses; trigonometric functions are studied through the unit circle and right triangle approaches. Also studied are trigonometric identities, equations, and applications, including Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, as well as polar coordinates.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.
SUPPORT FOR QUANTITATIVE REASONING
This course is designed to enrich the MATH 139 Quantitative Reasoning course. It is dedicated to support students by identifying and addressing skills that require review as well as create a structure that will support student success and improve math study skills. In addition to the pursuit of algebraic skills essential for success in MATH 139 and subsequent college-level mathematics courses, students will engage in activities for understanding and reducing test anxiety and will create strategies to improve motivation, mindfulness, and mindset.