7. Polygons and space bodies. Perimeter, circumference, and areas. Volume and surfaceareas.8. Understand the concept of probability and its connection with proper fractions.Properties of probability. Sample space. Finding probabilities for excluding, independentand conditional events.9. Fundamental counting principles and basic ideas about combinatory. Permutations withand without repetition. Combinations with and without repetition. Odds.10. Elements of data gathering and sampling. Organizing data: Frequency plots, histograms,pie charts, scattered plots, and spreadsheets.11. Central tendencies: Mean, Median, Mode. Variations: Coefficient of variation, andsquare standard deviation. Linking statistics with probability. Normal distribution and itsproperties.12. What is Logic and why we need it? Simple and compound statements. Connectives andNegations.13. Elements of sets.
Venn’s diagrams. Basic logical operations and tables of truth.
Equivalent statements, variations of conditional statements, and De Morgan’s Laws and
Learning Outcomes and Competencies evaluated in each test
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Course Text & Materials
Competency in College Mathematics, 5
Gill and Blitzer Publishing
Company,Inc. Clearwater, FL: ISBN 0-943202-39-6
Student-Centered Learning Environment
Students must take the initiative and responsibility to use all the available resources to activelylearn the course content. Instructional time will be spent less on listening class lectures andmore on
learning by doing and reflecting
.Taking into consideration
our diverse population of students and to ensure they are involved asmuch as possible in the learning process, this course will be based on a blended learningapproach. In a blended course, students complete 50% of the learning activities online (i.e.Blackboard), and the other learning activities (50%) takes place in the face-to-face classroom.Here is what students should expect in this course:
: Class will meet
2 times a week
in the classroom, wherestudents ask questions to clarify what they did not understand from the course readingsand e-Lectures. Students will also demonstrate and discuss how to work problems fromthe course textbook that will count toward their participation grade. Finally, students takethe scheduled tests during the class meetings.
Online Learning Resources
: Supplementary resources such as videos, animations,Power Point presentations, handouts, and math links will be available in Blackboard(Bb).
: Students have many alternatives to seek assistance to succeedin this course: (a) Visit the math center to get individual assistance from the instructor(see office hours info); (b) Visit the math center during business hours to sign up for atutoring session; (c) Ask questions using the Question thread in the discussion board of