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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

MATH& 107 - Math In Society

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Emphasizes mathematical reasoning, mathematical habits of thought, mathematical decision-making, mathematical communication, and the use of mathematical symbols, techniques and computations. Topics include proportional reasoning, mathematics of personal finance, probability, descriptive statistics, and growth and decay models (linear and exponential). Formerly: MATH 107.
Prerequisite(s): Course requires concurrent enrollment in MATH 037  OR having met one of the following prerequisites: grade of P in MATH 037 , MATH 041 , or MATH 046 ; grade of C or higher in MATH 078 , MATH 078 E, or MATH 079 ; appropriate placement; or Math Department permission.
Course Outcomes:
  • Solve problems using dimensional analysis.
  • Compare meaningful quantities using percentages and reference values.
  • Analyze financial situations through the use of appropriate formulas.
  • Summarize, interpret, and analyze models and sets of data using appropriate statistical terminology.
  • Compute experimental and theoretical probabilities to determine quantities, such as odds, complements, expected values, and compound and conditional probabilities.
  • Evaluate situations involving growth and decay to determine appropriate models (such as linear or exponential) and apply these models to solve problems.
Course Topics:
  1. Proportional reasoning and percentages
  2. Problem solving with units
  3. Mathematics of personal finance
  4. Experimental and theoretical probability
  5. Descriptive statistics
  6. Linear and exponential models
Course Attribute(s): Natural Science, PT Computation/Mathematics, Quantitative