Dec 03, 2023
MATH 1030 - Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed for liberal arts and humanities majors whose program does not require statistics, college algebra, or precalculus. Topics include problem-solving strategies, logical systems, mathematics in culture and society, mathematical modeling and applications, and finite mathematics. Not intended as a prerequisite for other mathematics courses. Use of a scientific or graphing calculator is required (see instructor for acceptable models). MnTC Goal 4
4 Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 1030 or higher, or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher, or MATH 0070 with a grade of C or higher, or MATH 1025 or above with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher.
- Consumer and Financial Mathematics
- Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving in Mathematics
- Data Analysis
- Finite Mathematics
- Geometry and Topology
- Graph Theory and Networking
- Influences of Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus
- Mathematical Modeling
- Mathematics, Culture and Society
- Number Theory
- Numeration Systems
- Recreational Mathematics
- Sets and Logical Systems
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Communicate clearly a problems solution and its explanation for the intended audience in terms of the problem posed.
- Demonstrate critical and logical reasoning when solving problems.
- Analyze the composition of sets.
- Study the reasonableness of conjectures and solutions in mathematics.
- Solve problems using data, equations, functions, and graphs.
- Formalize reasoning by using the basic vocabulary of logic and sets.
- Generate original geometric patterns using the basic symmetries.
- Graph equations and functions by hand and with technology.
- Describe the symmetry of a geometric pattern using the basic symmetries.
- Make independent investigations of mathematical ideas.
- Apply mathematics to our changing world and everyday situations.
- Model and solve applied problems using mathematical functions.
- Describe how various mathematical ideas have developed over time.
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