Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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MAT-1130 Mathematical Ideas

Credits 3
The course covers a broad range of topics in both historical and modern mathematics. An emphasis is placed on the applications of these topics with calculator/computer technology incorporated.  The topics include:  sets and logic, probability and statistics, base 10 and other bases, financial mathematics, and voting methods.  The objective of the course is to provide an overview of mathematics and its applications in such a way that students gain an appreciation of its current value and past contributions.  Math 1130 is a terminal course and is not intended to prepare students for calculus, science, engineering, technology, or business courses.  
Prerequisite(s): Math placement score of C or higher in MAT-0071   or MAT-0092   or MAT-0104   or concurrent enrollment in MAT-0113C  .
Corequisite(s): MAT-0113C   (based on placement score)
Course Outcomes
  1. Construct Venn Diagrams to organize information to see the relationships (similarities and differences between two or more sets of items.
  2.  Apply the rules of logic (using truth tables) such as negation, conjunction, disjunction, conditional, bi-conditional, contradiction, and tautology.
  3. Apply formulas associated with personal finance such as principal (present value), future value, interest rate, simple interest, compound interest, and amortization.
  4. Find probabilities using the rules of probability (tree diagrams, and, or, conditional, binomial, normal curve)
  5. Interpret quantitative data using descriptive statistics.
  6. Calculate in different numeration systems (ie. binary system, other bases)
  7. Solve examples associated with voting theory. (Plurality, Borda, Pair-wise Comparison)

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