Math in Society

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Course Description: 
MATH& 107 covers a variety of topics including the use of percent in relative change and difference, use of 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. 5 theory hours. Satisfies the quantitative skills requirement, science distribution area F requirement or specified elective for the AA Degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: MATH 097 with a "C" or better; or appropriate placement score.
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 statistical techniques to solve problems and analyze.