# Foundations of Math in Society

- Course Number:
- MTH 105L
- Transcript Title:
- Foundations of Math in Society
- Created:
- Aug 15, 2022
- Updated:
- May 03, 2023
- Total Credits:
- 1
- Lecture Hours:
- 0
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- 0
- Lab Hours:
- 30
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- No
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- No
- Grading Options
- A-F, P/NP
- Default Grading Options
- A-F
- Repeats available for credit:
- 0

## Course Description

Focuses on the foundational skills, concepts, and communication needed to be successful in MTH 105Z Math in Society. Provides appropriate support in arithmetic skills, algebra skills, technology, and study skills in an interactive setting. Corequisite: MTH 105Z.

## Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Solve application problems, and communicate and interpret the results in context.
- Demonstrate relevant skills to effectively engage with the concepts and skills needed in MTH 105Z.
- Utilize study habits and learning strategies that promote success in MTH 105Z.

## Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.

## Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

## Course Content

#### Outcome #1:** Solve application problems, and communicate and interpret the results in context.**

- Functional notation
- Probability notation
- Set notation
- Technology skills, calculator skills
- Mathematical vocabulary
- Communicating mathematics
- Interpreting results and judging reasonableness of results
- Problem solving strategies
- Arithmetic of fractions, decimals, percentages, signed integers, exponents, roots
- Order of operations
- Rounding
- Estimation
- Evaluating formulas
- Solving equations in one variable
- Solving formulas for a variable
- Geometry, area, volume, units of measurement
- Graphing
- Logic concepts and notation

#### Outcome #2:** Demonstrate relevant skills to effectively engage with the concepts and skills needed in MTH 105Z.**

- Functional notation
- Probability notation
- Set notation
- Technology skills, calculator skills
- Mathematical vocabulary
- Communicating mathematics
- Interpreting results and judging reasonableness of results
- Problem solving strategies
- Arithmetic of fractions, decimals, percentages, signed integers, exponents, roots
- Order of operations
- Rounding
- Estimation
- Evaluating formulas
- Solving equations in one variable
- Solving formulas for a variable
- Geometry, area, volume, units of measurement
- Graphing
- Logic concepts and notation

#### Outcome #3:** Utilize study habits and learning strategies that promote success in MTH 105Z.**

- Responding to feedback
- Preparing for tests
- Recognizing areas of struggle
- Studying what you need to study
- Recognizing when and how to get help
- Persistence and resilience in problem solving

## Suggested Texts and Materials

- Math in Society, Lippman
- MyOpenMath software/LMS