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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
45 hours (12 weeks).
September 2013 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and apply the concepts of inductive and deductive reasoning; Write in and apply different number systems, including Roman numerals, Hindu-Arabic, base 10, and base 2; convert base 10 numbers to base 2 and base 2 numbers to base 10, and add base 2 numbers; determine if a number is prime or composite and factor composite numbers; determine if a number is rational or irrational and perform operations with fractions; apply the rules of exponents; use basic concepts of algebra in calculating unknowns for equations in one variable; determine the domain and range of linear equations and whether a graph is a function; graph linear equations; Interpret statistical data, charts, and graphs; perform probability and statistical operations, calculate central tendencies, and interpret deviation; calculate the perimeter and area of geometric objects and the volume of three-dimensional objects; relate mathematical concepts to the historical context of their discovery; articulate how mathematics fits into a Christian view of reality; and delight in the light that mathematics brings to an understanding of the world and its creation.
Major topics include: critical thinking skills; systems of numeration; number theory; algebra, graphs, and functions; systems of linear equations; the metric system; geometry; probability; and statistics. Methods of instruction include: lecture and daily practice sets. Evaluation criteria include tests and a reflection paper.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in General Education or as a Liberal Arts Mathematics requirement (10/15) (10/20 revalidation).