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Math 98: Math for Everyday Life
Various; distance learning format.
June 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mental math, and numerical-based word problems; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages, and convert each form into the others; differentiate between mean, median, and mode, and solve problems involving proportions, ratios, and averages; convert units of measurement in both the U.S. standard and metric systems; use basic arithmetic to solve problems involving money, and convert U.S. dollars to foreign currencies; apply personal finance equations and calculations, such as compound interest and loan payment rates, to everyday life; compare and contrast the functionality and characteristics of several types of graphs such as pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs; evaluate and analyze sets of data and draw conclusions from them; and explain the different types of probability such as theoretical, subjective, empirical, and conditional, and how they relate to statistics and making decisions in daily life.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: numerical problem solving skills; basic math operations and mental math; fractions, decimals and percentages; proportions, ratios and averages; converting units of measurement; basics of scientific notation; principles of mathematical sets; the mathematics of money; understanding personal finance; exponential growth and decay; mathematical analysis of voting; understanding graphs and charts; interpreting and analyzing data sets; probability in daily life; statistics in daily life.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 4 semester hours in General Math or as a general elective (6/17).