Jan 17, 2021
MATH 102 Quantitative Reasoning5 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
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.
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
Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50