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math102 Syllabus

Math 102: Quantitative Reasoning

Text: Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 6th edition, Bennett and Briggs.

Prerequisites: Minimum ACT MATH score of 19, departmental exam, or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.

Note: Only one of MATH 102, MATH 103 and MATH 104, MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 109, or MATH 143 may be used for degree credit.

MyMathLab is required. A TI-83 or TI-84 Graphics Calculator is required.

Critical thinking and applications of mathematical concepts to real-world topics such as descriptive statistics, growth and decay models, and finance. This course is designed for students in non-technical fields and may be used as a prerequisite for MATH 206, MATH 210 and STAT 214 only.

Sections and Topics

  • Introductory Activity
  • Intro to MyMathLab(MML)
  • 2A Working with Units
  • 2B Problem Solving with Units
  • 3B Putting Numbers in Perspective
  • 3A Uses and Abuses of Percentages
  • 4A Taking Control of Your Finances
  • 4B The Power of Compounding
  • 4C Savings Plans and Investments
  • 4D Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages
  • 8A Growth: Linear versus Exponential
  • 9A Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models
  • 9B Linear Modeling
  • 9C Exponential Modeling
  • Assorted topics related to arts, music, and others of interest to students
  • Assorted topics related to arts, music, and others of interest to students Project Presentations

Last updated 21 August 2015