Course Content and Outcome Guide for MTH 105
- Posted by:
- Scot Leavitt
- Course Number:
- MTH 105
- Course Title:
- Explorations in Mathematics
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Course DescriptionStudents engage in the discovery and exploration of selected non-traditional topics in mathematics. Possible topics include mathematics of social choice, geometry, statistics, probability, and discrete mathematics. Technology will be used where appropriate. Students communicate results in oral and written form. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This class is a terminal course, thus it does not directly support other courses in mathematics and other disciplines. As such, students wishing to take Math 112 or Stat 243 must still take Math 111. The course serves the purpose of exploring mathematical ideas/concepts that can support a variety of disciplines. The course should cover few topics, but cover them in depth.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
• Use appropriate mathematics, including correct mathematical terminology, notation and symbolic processes, to solve everyday problems.
• Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.
• Support conclusions using logical thought, reflection, explanation and justification.
• Recognize that mathematics is sensible, useful and/or worthwhile in a variety of applications in everyday life and other academic disciplines.
Course Activities and Design
Outcome Assessment Strategies
1. At least one individual or group project culminating in a written report and/or an oral presentation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)