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Suggested Year of Study:Any
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FST

Department of Mathematics

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

The aim of this course is to enhance students’ mathematical literacy and interest. It emphasizes the relevance and practicality of mathematics in modern society. Through the study of different applications, students will see how mathematics comes into our daily life. The mathematical techniques involved are taught via hands-on applications. The topics discussed may vary from year to year.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

1. discuss the applications of mathematics in everyday life;

2. analyze mathematical problems related to daily life;

3. apply mathematical ideas and methods to decision making on everyday issues;

4. discuss daily life mathematical problems and solutions using appropriate terminology.