Prerequisite: Math 100B with a grade of "B" or higher or one year of high school algebra.
This class prepares students to understand, analyze, and solve real-life problems that
require quantitative reasoning. Topics include the meaning of probabilities, how to
read, critique, and apply statistical information found in news reports, public policy
debates, consumer reports, and other daily life and professional situations; the use of
mathematical models in describing, understanding, and making predictions about real
world phenomena; and the mathematics of loans and investments. Other topics may be
included as time permits. All topics will be illustrated by examples and applications from
current events, daily life, business, and natural phenomena.
(Fall, Winter Spring)