This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 4. This course focuses on quantitative reasoning and the application of mathematical concepts to workplace, personal, and social issues. Topics include problem solving techniques, critical thinking, putting numbers into perspective, uses and abuses of percentages, index numbers, scientific notation, financial mathematics, statistics, probability, linear and exponential growth, and communicating mathematical ideas. Emphasis is placed on applications to real world situations. Concepts discussed should be useful to everyone, but the course is not part of an algebra or calculus sequence.
Prerequisite(s): College level math score on a placement test or a minimum grade of "C" in Beginning Algebra (Math 0429) or Intermediate Algebra (Math 0431).