Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Nov 19, 2019  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog
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MATH 132 - Elements of Mathematics III: Probability, Statistics, and Problem Solving

This course covers descriptive statistics, sampling, standardized tests, basic probability, counting techniques, expectations, and problem solving in a variety of settings. Intended for elementary education majors, this course is also suitable for parents of school-age children. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 131  or consent of department. Four hours each week. Formerly MA 132.

4 semester hours

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

  • Construct and interpret displays of data. (Statistics)
  • Analyze misleading statistics. (Statistics)
  • Compute, interpret, and apply measures of center and spread. (Statistics)
  • Choose among representations and summary statistics to communicate information. (Statistics)
  • Evaluate methods of collecting data for possible bias. (Statistics)
  • Compute and interpret experimental and theoretical probabilities using sample spaces, tables, tree diagrams, and simulations. (Probability)
  • Solve problems that involve the Fundamental Counting Principle, permutations, or combinations. (Probability)
  • Solve problems about independent or dependent events. (Probability)
  • Find and interpret expected values in insurance plans and games. (Probability)
  • Use strategies to solve problems. (Problem Solving)
  • Compare different methods for solving a problem. (Problem Solving)
  • Apply knowledge from number systems, sets, geometry, algebra, statistics, and probability to solve problems. (Problem Solving)

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