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