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Math 101  Liberal Arts Math
Course: Liberal Arts Math; Math Survey Course;
Prerequisites
Two years of high school algebra
Pedagogical Approach & Learning Outcomes
Pedagogical Approach
None
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Choose the winner of an election using the plurality, Borda count, plurality with elimination, and pairwise comparison methods. 2. Show that the plurality, Borda count, plurality with elimination, and pairwise comparison methods violate at least one of the fair and reasonable standards for a fair and sensible voting system. 3. Use principles of graph theory and networks to solve routing problems. 4. Discuss the development of various systems of numeration throughout history. 5. Perform arithmetic operations in other bases. 6. Comment on the historical contributions of other cultures to mathematics, including the development of irrational numbers and the Golden Ratio. 7. Classify real numbers into subsets by their inherent properties. 8. Discuss closure of a set under a given operation. 9. Generalize clock arithmetic to modular arithmetic. 10. Recognize arithmetic and geometric patterns in the world as they relate to linear and exponential growth, respectively. 11. Graph a system of linear inequalities to model a situation involving linear constraints. 12. Use linear programming concepts to determine the optimal solution. 13. Calculate simple and compound interest. 14. Calculate annual percentage rate. 15. Find the finance charge, average daily balance, and monthly payment on a loan. 16. Find the annual addon interest rate being used for a loan. 17. Find the future value of an investment.
Assessment & Other Information
Assessment
Quizzes, Exams, Homework
Other Information
None
Course Resources

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive (Reference Material)This site is a rich and growing source of materials pertaining to the history of mathematics including biographies of... More

ScienceUGeometry Center (Collection)The Geometry Center, formerly housed at the University of Minnesota, is one of five main areas in the Science U web site... More


Chaos Game (Simulation)While chaos theory is beyond the grasp of Liberal Arts Math students, they are afforded an engaging test of their... More

Eye Opener Series (Simulation)This site has a wideranging collection of interesting puzzles, games, and recreationaltype math activities. The... More

CuttheKnot! (Collection)Cut The Knot! is a rich and wonderful collection of mathematical miscellany designed to entice the reader to experience... More

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section (Reference Material)This excellent site contains a large and interesting selection of material on Fibonacci Numbers and their myriad related... More

The Prime Pages (Reference Material)This site provides a comprehensive and easily accessible collection of material on prime numbers  research, records and... More