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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment. Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities, and mathematics for citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

Pre-requisite(s): Take All One Set: Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030 and DRE-098 Set 2: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030 and ENG 002  Set 3: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030 and BSP 4002 Set 4: DMA-025 and DRE-098 Set 5: DMA-025 and ENG 002  Set 6: DMA-025 and BSP 4002 Set 7: MAT 003  and DRE-098 Set 8: MAT 003  and ENG 002  Set 9: MAT 003  and BSP 4002 Set 10: BSP 4003 and DRE 098 Set 11: BSP 4003 and ENG 002  Set 12: BSP 4003 and BSP 4002
Co-requisite(s): MAT 043  if needed.
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following:

  1. Judge the reasonableness of results using estimation, logical processes, and a proper understanding of quantity.
  2. Utilize proportional reasoning to solve contextual problems and make conversions involving various units of measurement.
  3. Identify, interpret, and compare linear and exponential rates of growth to make predictions and informed decisions based on data and graphs.
  4. Differentiate between simple and compound interest and analyze the long-term effects of saving, investing, and borrowing.
  5. Describe, analyze, and interpret statistical information such as graphs, tables, and summarized data to draw appropriate conclusions when presented with actual statistical studies.
  6. Determine probabilities and expected values and use them to assess risk and make informed decisions.
  7. Analyze civic and/or societal issues and critique decisions using relevant mathematics.