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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:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Go to, Online Course. Go to For course requirements go to, 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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