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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Understanding Mathematics (MAT 102)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: construct and analyze logical arguments based on the rules of inference; define financial management and compound interest; correctly use statistical reasoning and proficient tin the use of statistical graphs and tables; correctly determine correlation and causality; explain the concept of data distribution and determine measures of variations; define the fundamentals of mathematical modeling and how they represent exponential growth, doubling-time, and half-life; and demonstrate proficiency in  linear and quadratic modeling. 


The course deals with the use of mathematics to model change in the real world. Major topics include: ratios, percentages, averages, estimation, and financial mathematics.  The final exam assesses students’ skills in analyzing linear and exponential models of growth, basic geometric measurements and scaling, logical arguments based on the rules of inference, basic financial management and compound interest.  Other topics include: statistical reasoning, statistical graphs and tables, data distribution, mathematical modeling, exponential growth, and linear and quadratic modeling. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Business, Marketing, or Finance (3/16) (8/21 revalidation).