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College Mathematics
Course: MAT141

First Term: 2021 Spring
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Working knowledge of college-level mathematics and its applications to real-life problems. Emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and their applications. Topics include proportional reasoning, modeling, finance, probability, and statistics.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Solve contextual problems using proportional reasoning and dimensional analysis. (I)
2. Demonstrate evidence-based decision making. (I-V)
3. Evaluate the reasonableness of an answer in the context of the problem. (I-V)
4. Demonstrate fluency with formulas, including evaluating and isolating variables. (II-V)
5. Model data using linear and exponential (and optionally other) equations. (II)
6. Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities and expected value of events. (III)
7. Calculate, display and interpret measures of central tendency, variability and position. (IV)
8. Use the Standard Normal Distribution to solve problems concerning normally distributed data. (IV)
9. Solve finance problems including loans, amortizations, investments. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Proportional reasoning
   A. Percents and percent change
   B. Unit conversions
   C. Applications
II. Modeling
   A. Linear applications
   B. Exponential applications
III. Probability
   A. Counting techniques
   B. Experimental vs. theoretical
   C. Conditional
   D. Expected value
   E. Applications
IV. Statistics
   A. Measures of central tendency
   B. Measures of variation
   C. Percentiles and quartiles
   D. Normal distribution
   E. Applications
V. Finance
   A. Simple vs. compound interest
   B. Effective rates
   C. Annuities
   D. Loans
   E. Applications
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019

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