Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog 
    May 27, 2022  
Montgomery College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

4 semester hours

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

  • Identify and write statistical questions.
  • Identify, construct, interpret, and analyze displays of data.
  • Solve problems involving measures of center and spread.
  • Choose among display options and summary statistics to describe a set of data.
  • Evaluate methods of collecting data for possible bias.
  • Analyze misleading statistics.
  • Compute and interpret experimental and theoretical probabilities using sample spaces, tables, tree diagrams, and simulations.
  • Solve problems that involve the Fundamental Counting Principle, permutations, or combinations.
  • Solve problems about independent or dependent events.
  • Find expected values in situations that involve probabilities, for example: insurance plans, games, etc.
  • Compare different methods for solving a problem and validate the reasonableness of results within the context of the problem.
  • Solve problems using a variety of problem solving techniques.
  • Apply knowledge from number systems, sets, geometry, algebra, statistics, and probability to solve problems.

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