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# University Catalog

### MATH 193. Mathematical Thinking

Credits: 3
 Department: Mathematics Description: Development of problem solving and decision making strategies using mathematical tools from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics. Skills to communicate and defend solutions and decisions. Prerequisites: MATH 070 or high school advanced algebra with a satisfactory math placement score. Semester Offered: FallSpringSummer Grading Method: ABCDF Goal Area: GOAL AREA 4: MATHEMATICAL THINKING & QUANTITATIVE REASONING Additional Information: Go to www.stcloudstate.edu/mathplacement, Online Course. Go to www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies. For course requirements go to web.stcloudstate.edu/drbuske/math193online/math193info.htm, Placement req prior to Registration, Proctored Test Requiremen

#### Student Learning Outcomes

 1 Identify patterns involving recursive and explicitly defined sequences. 2 Demonstrate an understanding of linear, exponential and logistic growth and use arithmetic and geometric sequences to solve real-world problems. 3 Apply the simple interest and compound interest formulas to solve financial problems. 4 Apply counting techniques including the multiplication rule, combinations, and permutations. 5 Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of probability and calculate probabilities of events derived from a random experiment. 6 Define the four basic rigid motions in the plane and classify two-dimensional shapes using symmetry types. 7 Classify border patterns according to their symmetry type. 8 Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of similarity of geometric objects and solve related proportion problems. 9 Numerically analyze a normal distribution using measures including mean, median, quartiles and standard deviation. 10 Make coherent oral and written arguments throughout the course.

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