Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » MATH1005 / MATH112 – Mathematics and Statistics for Everyday Life
Suggested Year of Study:1 to 2 theme-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FST

Department of Mathematics

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

This course stresses the prevalence, relevance, and practicality of mathematics and statistics in modern society. A brief history of mathematics is also included. The first part of the course includes examples to help students in understanding and modeling real world problems with mathematics. The second part of the course will help students develop skills in statistical thinking and reasoning through the use of real world examples from the fields of economics, business, psychology, sociology, and political science. The mathematical and statistical techniques needed are taught via hands-on applications.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline a brief history of mathematics;
  2. Demonstrate a comprehension of the value of contemporary mathematical thinking in daily life;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to mount an argument using statistical information;
  4. Critically evaluate various statistical studies presented in daily life and form opinions about their conclusions;
  5. Use statistical reasoning in the analysis of real world issues.