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UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF PARAÑAQUE

8273 Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Road, Parañaque City


Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
College of Education

MATHEMATICS IN THE MODERN WORLD


AY 2018-2019; 1ST SEMESTER

I. COURSE TITLE: MATHEMATICS IN THE MODERN WORLD


II. COURSE CODE: GEC010
III. PRE – REQUISITE: N/A
IV. NO OF UNITS: 3 UNITS
V. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course deals with nature of mathematics, appreciation of its practical, intellectual and aesthetic dimensions, and application of mathematical tools in daily life.
The course begins with introduction to the nature of mathematics as an exploration of patterns (in nature and the environment) and as an application of inductive and
deductive reasoning. By exploring these topics, students are encouraged to go beyond the typical understanding of mathematics as merely a set of formulas but as a
source of aesthetics in patterns of nature, for example and a rich language in itself (and of science) governed by logic and reasoning. The course then proceeds to survey
ways in which mathematics provides a tool for understanding and dealing with various aspects of present day living, such as managing personal finances, making social
choices, appreciating geometric designs, understanding codes used in data transmission and security, and dividing limited resources fairly. These aspects will provide
opportunities for actually doing mathematics in a broad range of exercises that bring out the various dimensions of mathematics as a way of knowing, and test the
students understanding and capacity.

VI. LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

1. Discuss and argue about the nature of mathematics, what it is, how it is expressed, represented, and used.
2. Use different types of reasoning to justify statements and arguments made about mathematics and mathematical concepts.
3. Discuss the language and symbols of mathematics.
4. Use a variety of statistical tools to process and manage numerical data.
5. Analyze codes and coding schemes used for identification, privacy and security purposes.
6. Use mathematics in other areas such as finance, voting, health and medicine, business, environment, arts and design and recreation.
7. Appreciate the nature and uses of mathematics in everyday life.
8. Affirm honesty and integrity in the application of mathematics to various human endeavors.

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UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF PARAÑAQUE
8273 Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Road, Parañaque City
Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
College of Education

VII. NUMBER OF HOURS: 3 hrs. every week for 18 weeks or 54 hours in a semester

VIII. COURSE OUTLINE

WEEKS 1–3 Introduction


The Nature of Mathematics
Mathematics in our World

WEEKS 4–5 Mathematical Language and Symbols

WEEK 6 Prelim Examination

WEEKS 7–8 Problem Solving and Reasoning

WEEKS 9–10 Mathematics as a Tool


Data Management and Statistics

WEEK 11 Midterm Examination

WEEKS 12–13 Logic

WEEKS 14–15 The Mathematics of Graphs

WEEKS 16–17 Mathematical Systems

WEEK 18 Final Examination

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UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF PARAÑAQUE
8273 Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Road, Parañaque City
Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
College of Education

IX. MATHEMATICS IN THE MODERN WORLD Learning Plan

Learning Outcomes Topic Methodology Resources Assessment


WEEKS 1–3: Introduction
The Nature of Mathematics
Mathematics in our World
 Identify patterns in nature and  The Nature of Mathematics  Video-watching  College syllabus  Quiz
regularities in the world  Mathematics in our World  Pair-sharing  Nature’s Numbers by Ian  Essay
 Articulate the importance of  Patterns and Numbers in Nature and The  Journal writing Stewart  Recitation
mathematics in one’s life World  Whole class discussion  Mathematics in the  Reporting
 Argue about nature of  The Fibonacci Sequence  Lecture/Discussion Modern World by  Seatwork
mathematics what it is, how it is  Mathematics helps organize patterns and Aufmann et al.
expressed, represented and regularities in the world
used  Mathematics helps predict the behavior of
 Express appreciation for nature and phenomena in the world
mathematics as a human  Mathematics helps control nature and
endeavor occurence in the world for our own ends.
 Mathematics has numerous applications in
the world making it indispensable
WEEKS 4–5: Mathematical Language and Symbols
 Discuss the language, symbols  Mathematical Language and Symbols  Whole class discussion  The Language of  Quiz
and conventions of  Characteristics of mathematical language  Group discussion Mathematics (from One  Recitation
mathematics precise, concise and powerful  Lecture/Discussion Mathematical Cat, Please!  Seatwork
 Explain the nature of  Expression vs. sentences  Board works by Carol Burns Fisher) T
mathematics as a language  Conventions in the mathematical language  The Language and
 Perform operations on  Four basic concepts: sets, functions
Grammar of Mathematics
mathematical expressions  Mathematics in the
relations, binary operators
correctly Modern World by
 Acknowledge that mathematics  Elementary logic connectives, quantifiers, Aufmann et al.
is a useful language negation variables
 Formality
WEEK 6: Prelim Examination

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Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
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WEEKS 7–8: Problem Solving and Reasoning


 Use different types of reasoning  Problem Solving and Reasoning  Reading and writing  Mathematics in the  Quiz
to justify statements and  Inductive and Deductive Reasoning proofs Modern World by  Recitation
arguments made about  Intuition, proof and certainty  Small-group problem Aufmann et al.  Seatwork
mathematics and mathematical  Polya’s 4-steps in Problem Solving solving
concepts.  Whole class discussions
 Problem solving strategies
 Write clear and logical proofs of key problems and
 Mathematical Problems involving Patterns
 Solve problems involving solutions
patterns and recreational  Recreational problems using mathematics
problems following Polya’s four
steps (s)
 Organize one’s methods and
approaches for proving and
solving problems
WEEKS 9–10: Mathematics as a Tool
Data Management and Statistics
 Use a variety of statistical tools  Mathematics as a Tool  Lectures  Mathematics in the  Quiz
to process and manage  Data Management  Class discussions Modern World by  Recitation
numerical data  Data: Gathering and Organizing Data;  Board works Aufmann et al.  Seatwork
 Use the methods of linear Representing Data using graphs and charts;  Problem Sets
regression and correlations to Interpreting organized data
predict the value of a variable  Measures of Central Tendency: Mean,
given certain conditions Median, Mode, Weighted Mean
 Advocate the use of statistical
 Measures of Dispersion Range, Standard
data in making important
Deviation and Vanance
decisions
 Measures of Relative Position: z-scores,
percentiles, Quartiles and Box-and-
Whiskers Plots
 Probabilities and Normal Distributions
 Linear Regression and Correlation: Least-
Squares Line, Linear Correlation Coefficient

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UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF PARAÑAQUE
8273 Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Road, Parañaque City
Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
College of Education

WEEK 11: Midterm Examination


WEEKS 12–13: Logic
 Analyze information and the  Logic  Lectures  Mathematics in the  Quiz
rerlationship between  Logic statement and quantifiers  Class discussions Modern World by  Recitation
statements  Truth tables and tautologies  Board works Aufmann et al.  Seatwork
 Determine the validity of  Conditional, Biconditional and related  Written exercises  Problem Sets
arguments statements
 Determine valid conclutions  Symbolic Arguments
based on given assumptions
 Arguments and Euler diagrams
 Analyze electronic circuits
WEEKS 14–15: The Mathematics of Graphs
 Analyze and solve a variety of  The Mathematics of Graphs  Lectures  Mathematics in the  Quiz
problems using graphs and the  Graphs and Euler circuits  Class discussions Modern World by  Recitation
graph theory  Weighted Graphs  Board works Aufmann et al.  Seatwork
 Euler’s formula  Written exercises  Problem Sets
 Graph coloring

WEEKS 16–17: Mathematical Systems


 Use mathematical concepts and  Mathematical Systems  Lectures  Mathematics in the  Quiz
tools in various aspects and  Modular Arithmetic  Class discussions Modern World by  Recitation
endeavors in life  Applications  Board works Aufmann et al.  Seatwork
 Group Theory  Written exercises  Problem Sets
WEEK 18: Final Examination

X. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Three (3) Major Examinations


2. Quizzes
3. Recitation

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Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
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4. Group Activities
5. Project
6. Compilation
7. Seat works

XI. ASSESSMENT:

a. Preliminary Grading Period:

Quizzes + Recitation + Assignment/Project


CS =
3

2(CS) + Preliminary Examinations Rating


PG =
3

b. Midterm Grading Period

Quizzes + Recitation + Assignment/Project


CS =
3

2(CS) + Midterm Examinations Rating


TR =
3

2(TR) + Preliminary Grade


MG =
3

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UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF PARAÑAQUE
8273 Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat Road, Parañaque City
Tel. No: 820-2222 / Telefax: 829-861
College of Education

c. Final Grading Period

Quizzes + Recitation + Assignment/Project


CS =
3

2(CS) + Finals Examinations Rating


TR =
3

2(TR) + Midterm Grade


FG =
3

1. Class Standing (CS) = Includes quizzes, recitation, assignment, project, seat works/worksheets, reports, attendance

2. To change score of any number of items to percentile, use the formula

Score
Score in Percent = × 50 + 50
No. of items

Class Standing for Prelim (CSP ) = (QA + R + P)/3

Prepared by: Noted by:

IRENE R. BILLONES _________________________ S


Signature over Printed Name Dean, College of Education

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