Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 115 - Mathematical Ideas


Intended primarily for students who need only one mathematics foundation course, this course includes topics selected from (but not limited to) graph theory, geometry, number theory, algebra, combinatorics, and statistics. Students address topical applications from management sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences, information technologies, and the arts, with an emphasis on quantitative reasoning. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 093 , MATH 096 , MATH 117A , appropriate score on mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 / ENGL 101A  or AELW 940  , READ 120  or AELR 930  Three hours each week. Formerly MA 115.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Collect and organize quantitative information and then model a societal, cultural or management system.
  • Compare, contrast and discuss the limitations of alternate methods of analyzing a given quantitatively based system.
  • Explain the difference between efficient and inefficient algorithms.
  • Explain the difference between exact and approximate algorithms.
  • Select an appropriate algorithm to use on a quantitatively based system.
  • Select an appropriate mathematical model for a given quantitatively based system and then analyze properties of the system.
  • Use technology to develop and analyze mathematical models for quantitatively based systems.

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