Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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MTH 105Z - Math in Society

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): MTH 95  or MTH 96  and RD 90  or WR 91  or designated placement.

Course Description: An exploration of present-day applications of mathematics focused on developing numeracy. Major topics include quantitative reasoning and problem-solving strategies, probability and statistics, and financial mathematics; these topics are to be weighted approximately equally. This course emphasizes mathematical literacy and communication, relevant everyday applications, and the appropriate use of current technology. Course is graded A through F. Formerly offered as MTH 105 / MTH105.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Employ mathematical reasoning skills when reading complex problems requiring quantitative or symbolic analysis and demonstrate versatility in the consideration and selection of solution strategies. (ILO: Quantitative Literacy & Reasoning)
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate proficiency in the use of mathematical symbols, techniques, and computation that contribute to the exploration of applications of mathematics.
  • CLO#3: Use appropriate mathematical structures and processes to make decisions and solve problems in the contexts of logical reasoning, probability, data, statistics, and financial mathematics.
  • CLO#4: Use appropriate representations and language to effectively communicate and interpret quantitative results and mathematical processes orally and in writing
  • CLO#5: Demonstrate mathematical habits of mind by determining the reasonableness and implications of mathematical methods, solutions, and approximations in context.

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