This is a basic course, covering most of high school mathematics, and will be accessible to all interested and willing students. It is appropriate for students who do not feel confident in their high school mathematics background. Students may proceed from this course to other 2000 level mathematics courses. Mathematics is inherent across all disciplines and undertakings. It is necessary for building structures, assessing risk in everyday life, mixing paint for specific shades, creating business models of growth and decay, setting traffic lights, and can even help assess the correct time to propose. This course will show how math has evolved from counting to the combination of abstract symbols and numbers it appears as today. Covering algebra, geometry, ratios, patterns, series, graphing, probability, and more, we will focus on the foundations of mathematics and the basic skills and reasoning needed for mathematical success. Our goal will be to become conversant in the language of mathematics and understand how it affects our specific disciplines and work as well as strengthen our mathematical skills.
-Use appropriate mathematical language to describe, explain, and model real world phenomena.
-Build mathematical fluency, comfort, and confidence.
-Identify technologies that can bolster our problem solving capabilities, and use it appropriately
-Connect areas of mathematics held separate (i.e. algebra, geometry, trig ...) into a more overarching structure.
-Build abstract methods of solving problems from concrete examples
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: 2000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Mathematics
Tags: quantitative reasoning , STEM