Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 21, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 102 Quantitative Reasoning

5 credits
Quantitative Reasoning covers trigonometry, set theory and logic, and exponential and logarithmic functions. General and commercial applications are emphasized. Problem solving and class exercises focus on team projects.

Prerequisites: MATH 087  or equivalent placement score.

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Use trigonometric functions to solve right triangle problems and applications
  • Use inverse trigonometric functions to solve right triangle problems and applications
  • Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangle problems
  • Use the techniques of sets and Venn diagrams to solve applied problems
  • Understand the meaning of connectives in logic
  • Represent data in graphic, verbal, symbolic, and tabular forms
  • Distinguish between exponential and linear growth
  • Solve application problems using exponential and logarithmic techniques
  • Demonstrate how mathematical concepts relate to their field of study
  • Work within a small group to complete a mathematical project and/or presentation
  • Use the mathematical critical thinking skills of problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, and quantitative modeling to solve problems involving trigonometry, logic, and exponential functions