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Mathematical Reasoning

Course Number: 10-804-134
Credits: 3
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Course Information

Description: All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.
Total Credits: 3

Prior Learning Assessments

  • Credit by Exam

Course Competencies

  1. Demonstrate operation sense by communicating verbally and symbolically the effects of common operations on numbers.
  2. Apply quantitative reasoning strategies to solve real-world problems involving ratios, rates, proportions, and scaling
  3. Describe the underlying structure of quantitative reasoning problems using the language and structure of algebra
  4. Translate quantitative reasoning problems from a variety of contexts into mathematical models