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Concepts in Math and Quantitative Analysis (MAT-301)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

June 2017 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be able to: convert realistic situations into mathematical concepts so that mathematical tools can be used to solve them; use Venn diagrams, graphs, charts and similar methods to represent, organize and analyze data; apply principles of logic to prove or disprove statements (both in text and in mathematical form) on the basis of other given statements; identify, manipulate and utilize mathematical expressions including rational, irrational and imaginary numbers, along with mathematical expressions such as absolute value, inequalities and radicals; use principles of algebra and geometry to identify variables and express algebraic expressions on graphs; determine the probability of a specified event or condition or series of events or conditions; and apply principles of statistics, such as averages, normal distributions and standard deviations to identify statistically significant data.

This exam is designed to develop students’ mathematic thinking and reasoning skills though problem-solving. The exam surveys many of the tools in the mathematical toolbox, including concepts in data sets, number systems, algebra, geometry, logic, graphing, probability and statistics. At each stage, students are expected to apply these tools to analytically solve problems. Familiarity with the basics of arithmetic, algebra and geometry is assumed, though the relevant concepts are reviewed where appropriate. Prerequisites: College Algebra and College Geometry or demonstrable skills in those areas, such as superior scores on standardized tests in those areas.

Credit Recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Math, Business, Finance, or as a general elective (6/17).