Course Syllabus MATH 1001
Course Title: Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Hours Credit: 3 hours
Instructor: Varies (multiple sections)
Instructor Office Hours: Varies (at least 10hrs/week)
Course Description: This course is a general overview of mathematical concepts used in quantitative reasoning and is not intended to supply sufficient algebraic background for students who intend to take Precalculus or the calculus sequences for mathematics and science majors. This course places quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. It emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined.
Text: Tannenbaum, Peter, Excursions in Modern Mathematics with Mini-excursions, by Peter Tannenbaum, 6th edition
Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to demonstrate:
1. Interpret a wide variety of quantitative information.
2. Use mathematical reasoning to analyze quantitative information, and use it to reach conclusions in real-world contexts.
3. Understand how mathematics and quantitative reasoning are an integral part of society.
4. Process information and develop procedures for solving problems.
5. Use different units and formats of numbers including metric system and percentages.
6. Understand and deal with uncertainty in mathematics.
7. Be able to interpret and calculate financial information including interest and loans.
8. Understand and interpret statistical results found in the media and society.
9. Understand how mathematics can be found in music, art and other humanities subjects.
Grading Methods: Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam, Homework; Percentages decided by instructor