Math-118 Concepts of Mathematics

Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department

COURSE NO./TITLE: MATH-118 (355-118) Concepts of Mathematics

CREDITS: 4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Elementary concepts in mathematical language and reasoning, sets, number systems, and topics chosen from the areas of algebra, statistics, probability, geometry, and computers.

Prerequisite: Minimum of one year high school algebra or MATH-010.

TEXTBOOK:

  • Adopted for F08: THINKING MATHEMATICALLY, 4th Ed., by Blitzer
  • (Adopted for F03: THINKING MATHEMATICALLY, 2nd Ed., by Blitzer)
  • (Adopted for F99: FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS, 8th Ed., by Setek & Gallo)
    (Previously used: Modern Mathematics by Wheeler)

    COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the student will have:
  1. Demonstrated an awareness and appreciation of a wide variety of mathematical ideas.
  2. Expanded her/his proficiency in selected mathematical procedures.
  3. Articulated the role of mathematics in today's culture.

COURSE OUTLINE: A variety of self-contained topics will be studied. Instructors will use their discretion in choosing from the following topics:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Sets
  3. Logic
  4. Systems of Numeration
  5. The Real Number System
  6. Algebra
  7. Mathematical Systems
  8. Geometry
  9. Probability and Statistics
  10. Computers


Revised 6/08