Maricopa Community Colleges  MAT150   19946-19965 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12/14/93
MAT150 19946-19965 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
College Mathematics
Working knowledge of college-level mathematics and its applications to real-life problems. Emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and their applications rather than on manipulative skills. Appropriate for the student whose major does not require college algebra or pre-calculus. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT124, or MAT129, or equivalent, or satisfactory score on district placement exam.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
MAT150   19946-19965 College Mathematics
1. Identify milestones in the historical development and use of mathematics. (I)
2. Apply mathematics to problems encountered in everyday life, such as exponential growth, financial statements, and so on. (II)
3. Use current technology, such as a computer algebra or graphing calculator, to analyze and perform mathematical tasks. (III)
4. Explain and use inductive and deductive reasoning in mathematical applications. (IV)
5. Use mathematical functions in their various forms. (V)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
MAT150   19946-19965 College Mathematics
    I. Highlights in the development and use of mathematics
        A. Historical "bursts of light" in mathematics
        B. Cultural differences in implementation of mathematics
        C. Current developments in mathematics
      II. Mathematics in everyday life
          A. Mathematical modeling with linear and exponential functions
          B. Matrices and game theory
          C. Descriptive statistics
          D. Visual display of quantitative information
        III. Current technology for mathematical applications
            A. Computer algebras
            B. Graphing calculators
            C. Applications of technology to mathematical tasks
          IV. Inductive and deductive reasoning
              A. Symbolic logic
              B. Truth tables
            V. Mathematical functions in their various forms
                A. Algebraic
                B. Graphic
                C. Numeric
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