Course Summary
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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 quantitative reasoning


This course objective is to teach students the practical application of calculations in everyday life, such as decision-making, saving money, estimating, understanding media reports, etc. This course is designed to make math approachable for all learners and not only those planning to be mathematicians or engineers. This course helps students gain confidence in their mathematical abilities while supplying them with the essentials to navigate math in their daily life.

Learning Outcomes:

  • apply the unit conversion rules to solve the problems based on unit conversions
  • solve problems based on perimeter, area, and volume of various shapes
  • apply estimation techniques in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions
  • solve equations with an unknown value
  • construct and solve equations involving x
  • solve problems based on rate and comparison involving x
  • apply mathematics to everyday problems based on personal finances, health, utilities, and investments
  • interpret tables and graphs for linear functions and piecewise linear functions
  • sketch the graph using slope and intercept
  • utilize various formulas in the spreadsheet
  • construct bar charts and pie charts in spreadsheet
  • interpret true-false statements, and if-then statements
  • solve problems based on logical operators and/or/not, sets, and Venn diagrams
  • interpret the statements using logical deduction and logical induction
  • solve problems involving averages, median, spread, and margins of error
  • compare between averages of two subpopulations
  • solve problems using counting methods
  • apply addition and multiplication rules of probabilities
  • solve expected value problems
  • identify domain, and range of functions
  • show behavior of graphs
  • solve problems based on rates of change
  • apply composition, transformation, and inverse operations to the functions
  • sketch the graphs of linear functions
  • apply linear models to data
  • sketch the graphs of exponential, and logarithmic functions
  • solve problems based on exponential and logarithmic equations
  • apply exponential models to data
  • solve problems based on various operations on numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents

General Topics:

  • Numbers in everyday life
  • Solving everyday problems
  • Problem solving with shapes
  • Basic algebra
  • Everyday math examples
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Functions
  • Spreadsheets
  • Logic and sets
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Functions
  • Linear functions
  • Exponential and logarithmic functions
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Graded programming lab submissions

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