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MAT 1100 Mathematical Literacy for College Students (1)

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COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE, CATALOG C ATALOG DESCRIPTION, CREDITS: MAT 1100 MATHEMATICAL MATHEMATICAL LITERACY LITERACY FOR COLLEGE COLLEGE STUDENTS STUDENTS (3 CREDITS)

This course reinforces elementary algebra and quantitative reasoning skills and introduces basic statistical concepts through data analysis in preparation for college-level statistics and liberal arts mathematics. Topics include, but are not limited to, r atios, proportions, scaling, dimensional analysis, modeling with equations and inequalities, tables, graphs, linear functions, and exponential functions. Written and verbal communication skills will be emphasized along with critical thinking. Students who complete this course will be prepared to enroll in STA 2023, MGF 1106 and/or MGF 1107. However, students who have completed this course are not eligible to enroll in MAC 1105 without meeting other prerequisites. A graphing calculator is required for this course. II.

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE:

MAT 0057 (minimum grade of “C”), or MAT 0028 (minimum grade of “C”) , testing, or SB 1720 exemption CO-REQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE:

None III.

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION: Topic Outline. 

Number Sense and Estimation Skills



Ratios, Proportions and Scaling



Algebraic Modeling with Equations and I nequalities



Data Exploration with Tables



Basic Elements of Graphing



Basic Elements of Linear and Exponential Functions



Basic Elements of Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

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MAT 1100 MATHEMEATICAL LITERACY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS



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Basic Elements of Correlation and Regression

LEARNING OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENT: GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES: General education courses must meet at least four out of the five following outcomes. All other courses will meet one or more of these outcomes.

Communication (COM): To (COM): To communicate effectively using standard English (written or oral). Critical Thinking (CT): To (CT):  To demonstrate skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Technology/Information Management (TIM): To (TIM):  To demonstrate the skills and use the t echnology necessary to collect, verify, document, and or ganize information from a variety of sources. Global Socio-cultural Responsibility (GSR): To identify, describe, and apply responsibilities, core civic beliefs, and values present in a diverse society. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning (QR): To identify and apply mathematical and sc ientific principles and methods. ADDITIONAL COURSE COMPETENCIES: At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following additional competencies:

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENTS

GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES

Recognize and estimate reasonable solutions to a problem utilizing various representations of rational numbers Solve problems requiring the use of ratios, proportions, and scaling Create and utilize mathematical models to investigate, represent, and solve problems using the language and structure of algebra Generate and analyze data recorded in tables through the use of technology Investigate and summarize patterns exhibited in various graphs using both prose and mathematical language Compare and contrast linear and exponential functions using both prose and mathematical language Estimate, calculate and interpret the slope of linear functions VPAA: Revised 9/20/11, 3/28/14

Students will demonstrate competency via one or more of the following assessment techniques: Homework Labs

QR QR

Projects Group Assignments Portfolios Quizzes

TIM, CT

Tests Final Examination

COM

COM

QR, CT

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MAT 1100 MATHEMEATICAL LITERACY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS represented in tables, graphs and equations Calculate and interpret statistical measures of central tendency and dispersion Generate and evaluate linear, quadratic and exponential regression models, and interpret the significance of the correlation of the variables through the use of technology V.

QR

QR, TIM

DISTRICT-WIDE POLICIES: PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES DISABILITIES Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the College’s guiding principles, offers students with documented disabilities programs to equalize access t o the educational process. Students needing to request an accommodation in this class due to a disability, or who suspect that their academic performance is affected by a disability should contact the Office of Adaptive Services at the nearest campus. The office locations locations and telephone telephone numbers for the Office of Adaptive Services at each campus can be found at http://www.fsw.edu/adaptiveservices http://www.fsw.edu/adaptiveservices..

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STUDENTS: List specific course assessments such as class participation, tests, homework assignments, make-up procedures, etc.

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ATTENDANCE POLICY: The professor’s specific policy concerning absence. (The College policy on attendance is in the Catalog, and defers to the professor.)

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GRADING POLICY: Include numerical ranges for letter grades; the following is a range commonly used by many faculty:

90 - 100 = 80 - 89 = 70 - 79 = 60 - 69 = Below 60 =

A B C D F

(Note: The “incomplete” grade *“I”+ should be given only when unusual unusual circumstances warrant. An “incomplete” is not a substitute for a “D,” “F,” or “W.” Refer to the policy on “incomplete grades.) IX.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: (In correct bibliographic format.)

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RESERVED MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE: Other special learning resources.

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CLASS SCHEDULE:

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MAT 1100 MATHEMEATICAL LITERACY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS This section includes assignments for each class meeting or unit, along with scheduled Library activities and other scheduled support, including scheduled tests. XII.

ANY OTHER INFORMATION OR CLASS PROCEDURES OR POLICIES: (Which would be useful to the students in the class.)

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