# Mathematical Thinking

## General

MATH

103

### College/School

College of Science and Engineering

### 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.

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## Learning Outcomes

### Outcome

Analyze movement and classify objects in two-dimensional space.

### Outcome

Solve related proportion problems using the concept of similarity of geometric objects.

### Outcome

Analyze a normal distribution numerically using measures including mean, median, quartiles, and standard deviation.

### Outcome

Make coherent verbal and written arguments.

### Outcome

Identify patterns involving recursive and explicitly defined sequences.

### Outcome

Differentiate between arithmetic and geometric sequences and use them to solve real-world growth problems.

### Outcome

Apply the simple interest and compound interest formulas to evaluate financial scenarios.

### Outcome

Apply counting techniques including the multiplication rule, combinations, and permutations.

### Outcome

Make inferences using an understanding of basic concepts of probability and calculate probabilities of events derived from a random experiment.

### Outcome

Describe data sets using appropriate numerical summaries.

## Course Outline

### Course Outline

Spatial awareness and movement in two dimensions. 15% Similarity of geometric objects. 10% Related proportion. 10% Normal distributions. 10% Basic counting techniques. 15% Numerical descriptions of data sets. 10% Percentage change. 5% Simple and compound interest. 15% Investment accounts and installment loans. 10%

## Dependencies

### Courses

MATH103 is a prerequisite for:

### Programs

MATH103 is a completion requirement for:

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