MTH 98 : Math Literacy II
Introduces normal distribution and regression/curve fitting. Covers modeling, graphing and solving of linear and quadratic equations. Introduces problem solving with linear systems of equations. Explores how to clearly communicate sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence using spreadsheets, words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations, as appropriate. Supports collaborative learning through class group interaction. TI-83 or TI-84 calculator required.
Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. MTH 58 or MTH 65 accepted.
Recommendation: MTH 58 or MTH 65 to be taken within the past 4 terms. It's recommended that students take MTH courses in consecutive terms.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to
Use a graphing calculator and an Excel style spreadsheet system to perform calculations and create graphical displays.
Make reasonable conclusions based upon data or situations modeled by a normal distribution.
Construct, model and problem solve with linear and non-linear functions.
Apply an understanding of functions and function notation.
Recognize the difference between direct and indirect variation.